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Oakland Schools Go Back to the Future With Vo-Tech

Oakland has revitalized its vocational tech programs, recognizing that the “college-for-all” craze failed to train youth for well-paying, skilled-trades jobs.
February 13, 2019

Skilled-Trades Education Makes a Comeback

OUSD is re-thinking vocational education training, giving it a new name and new resources to enable students to earn good wages at good blue-collar jobs.
February 11, 2019

Bringing ‘Light and Love’

Theresa Gonzales, the new executive director of Oakland’s Centro Legal de La Raza, is combatting the current climate of “fear and isolation” for immigrants and people of color.
February 06, 2019

Aisha Wahab Makes History

The 31-year-old Hayward resident became the first Afghan American elected to public office in the United States.
February 04, 2019

The Tick That Took Me Out

My story of getting and coping with late-stage Lyme disease—one of the fastest spreading, most debilitating, and least understood diseases in the nation.
January 21, 2019
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Food & Drink

Cholita Linda Introduces Latin Street Food to Alameda

The Park Street outpost offers refined, budget-friendly, Peruvian-accented fast-casual cuisine with stellar Baja tacos.
February 15, 2019

Make SF Forage’s Black Trumpet Mushroom Tart

A guided mushroom foraging trip is fun but far from necessary to make these seasonal tarts.
February 12, 2019

Marica Gets Reinvented as a Pizza Parlor

Pizza Marica elevates pizza to a higher level, with thin crusts and fanciful ingredients like lobster and filet mignon.
February 01, 2019

East Bay Whiskey Arrives From Home Base Spirits and Wright & Brown Distilling Co.

Two local distillers with similar stories take their time getting their whiskies to the people.
January 25, 2019
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Arts & Culture

Orquesta La Moderna Tradición Brings on the Danzón

The Freight opens the dance floor so Orquesta La Moderna Tradición can properly express the soul of Cuban dance.
February 15, 2019

Catch Richard Peixoto Group’s Brand of Brazilian Jazz

The Rio de Janeiro-reared guitarist and composer introduces a body of new material at the California Jazz Conservatory.
February 15, 2019

Children’s Film Fest Rides to the Rescue at Chabot Space & Science

The 11th edition of the Bay Area International Children’s Film Festival brings compelling shorts, foreign films, and anime to the screen.
February 14, 2019

A New Virago Theatre Rises

The relaunched troupe will continue to amplify marginalized voices.
February 12, 2019
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Life & Style

Cannabis for Lovers - How to Use Cannabis as an Aphrodisiac

We're all more aroused when we're relaxed. When used properly, cannabis chills you out and increases bodily sensitivity and pleasure.
February 12, 2019

Shop, Play, and Eat on and off Telegraph

Find local themed brews, antiques, African and spiritual curio shops, and more along this Telegraph Avenue corridor in Oakland.
February 05, 2019

Join the Herbal Revolution Twisted Thistle Apothecary Offers

The store carries a range of alternative herbal healing products and has moved from Berkeley to into a cozy spot on Piedmont Ave. in Oakland, where the new business is blooming.
January 31, 2019

On-Demand Nutritional IVs Gain Popularity

Giving intravenous fluids with nutrients works in hospitals for treating acute and chronic illnesses. The question is, does it do anything for healthy individuals?
January 28, 2019
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Home & Garden

4347 Harbord Drive Has the Feel of a Hobbit Hole Plucked From the Shire

From the outside, this cozy English cottage in Upper Rockridge looks quaint, but its outer charms give way to an interior full of modern farmhouse conveniences and matching aesthetics.
January 30, 2019

Good News for Buyers

Finally, more homes are on the market in the East Bay.
January 29, 2019

Open Shelving Rises in Popularity

If you’re ready to show off your prized Fiestaware, get rid of the stuff you never use, and don’t mind dusting, open shelving could be right for you.
January 24, 2019

Enjoy a Piedmont Pines Retreat

Escape from the hustle and bustle where windows with views, a wrap-around deck, and a sense of space rule.
December 31, 2018
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From Our Other Publications

The All Good Living Foundation Helps the Community Pull Together for the Homeless

Businessman Chris Tam started the AGL foundation to inspire other businesses to help those in need.
January 09, 2019

Alameda Looks for Tenants to Renovate the Carnegie Free Library Building

The rebirth of Alameda’s Carnegie Free Library Building may be just around the corner — or not. Renovations carry a big price tag.
January 07, 2019

New Hotel Could Bring Rewards

The planned Marriott Residence Inn at Harbor Bay Business Park promises to boost city tax revenues and provide much-needed ferry parking. But local residents are seeing red.
January 04, 2019

Can Natel Help Reverse Climate Change?

The founders of the Alameda hydroelectric power company think its turbines and hydro restoration technology are aligned for big results.
December 06, 2018
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