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Tuesday’s Briefing: CPUC Orders PG&E to Transition Away from Natural Gas; Lawmakers Seek to Limit New Bike Lane on Bridge

Plus, federal government shutdown looms this week amid controversy over President Trump’s racist remarks.

Living off the Fat of the Landlord

Aurora revives Shaw’s play with an all-star cast.

It Takes a Little Village

Monday’s Briefing: Coal Suit Costs Oakland $1.4M So Far; Flu Death Toll Reaches 42 Statewide

Plus, 20 people have now died in the Santa Barbara-area mudslides.

Mostly Hits in Hanks’ Collection

Is Caltrans Killing Alameda Creek?

The transportation agency plans to cut down 300 more trees to widen Niles Canyon Road—a project that threatens a major East Bay watershed.

Admiral Maltings Opens On-Site Pub, The Rake

It joins the 20,000-square-foot malt-production outfit at Alameda's former Naval Air Station.

Nosh Box: Cold Weather Noodling

While not the coldest month, January marks the first full month of winter. Among ways to ward off seasonal chills, one of the best is also one of the oldest, as well—as one of the easiest and least expensive: a cup or bowl of toothsome noodles steaming in a rich, savory broth

Oakland's El Rey Launches Fruit- and Flower-Flavored Tequilas

The flavors include pineapple-coconut, strawberry, and hibiscus.

Friday’s Briefing: Bill to Reinstate Rent Control Defeated; Diablo Canyon Nuclear Plant to Shut Down

Plus, developer breaks ground on office tower and new home for UC in downtown Oakland.