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The 15th Assembly District Race Is a Wide-Open Affair

Twelve candidates are running for the East Bay district in the June primary, and at least seven appear to have a shot at garnering one of the top two spots.
May 8, 2018

Will Oakland Embrace Car-Free Living?

Patrick Kennedy says he can create lots of middle-class housing next to West Oakland BART — but only if he doesn’t have to build parking.
April 30, 2018

Filmmaker Heals and Restores

Shakti Butler has dedicated her career to healing racial divisions in the U.S., and her latest documentary focuses on restorative justice as a solution to mass incarceration.
April 25, 2018

A Group of East Oaklanders Seek to Empower Their Community

It’s an east side story.
April 23, 2018

Unite to Fight

March 28, 2018

The Advocate

Jon Eldan runs the only nonprofit dedicated to helping exonerees throughout the country — out of his Lower Rockridge home.
February 12, 2018

Editor's Note: We’re Monthly Now

February 2, 2018

Our Backyard: It’s Past Time for Censure

The $4.3 million judgments against the city of Oakland and Desley Brooks were the last straw.
February 1, 2018

A Radical Clean Energy Pioneer

Activist Al Weinrub has pushed Alameda County to create its own green energy system —and he wants to make sure it generates local jobs, too.
January 22, 2018

Seniors Turning to Marijuana for Health

Local cannabis experts have noticed more interest in pot by baby boomers looking for health alternatives.
January 17, 2018