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News & Politics

Drowning in Plastic

A Dutch company has set up operations at Alameda Point, where it hopes to launch an ambitious invention that will clean up plastic from the world’s oceans.
August 13, 2018

Brian Hofer Thwarts Authoritarian Power

The surveillance policy expert protects citizens from unlawful electronic search and seizure he has successfully convinced sanctuary cities and counties to ban contracts with businesses assisting ICE.
August 06, 2018

Can Oakland Unified Fix Its Finances?

Facing an $80 million budget deficit over the next three years, OUSD’s leaders are looking for structural solutions.
August 03, 2018

Feedback: California Trail

Last month's letters to the editor.
August 02, 2018

12 Times a Year

August 01, 2018
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Food & Drink

Park Street Tavern Sounds A Lot Like the Gold Coast Grill

Christos Frangoulis keeps the Mediterranean-style steakhouse ambience of its predecessor.
August 10, 2018

Nosh Box: A Cause for Ferment

August 01, 2018

Blackberry Season Arrives

Use the hard-to-pick tart berries in a Homestead grunt with peaches.
July 20, 2018

Second Stay Gold Deli Is Like the Original But Smaller

The new Temescal space feels like a small butcher shop with a bar and is far from being the massive smokehouse/corner market that is the West Oakland location.
July 13, 2018
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Arts & Culture

Fernando Reyes Tells Stories With Art

The Oakland artist will show canvases and wood panels at Mercury Twenty Gallery.
August 16, 2018

Ingrid Rojas Contreras’ Writes an Explosive First Novel

The Colombia-born, Bay Area author weaves a powerful narrative of sisterhood in the times of Pablo Escobar’s Colombia.
August 15, 2018

Animal House Still Gets Laughs

The bawdy 1978 frat-life classic heads to the Paramount.
August 14, 2018

Peter Hujar’s Photographs Bring 1970s and ’80s New York to Life

The famed photographer “lived the bohemian dream of becoming legendary rather than the bourgeois one of being rich and conventionally famous.”
August 14, 2018
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Life & Style

Sidewalk CPR Is Spreading

The practice of hands-only CPR emphasizes compression over compression and breathing, so more people may be willing to do it.
August 15, 2018

EnChroma Glasses Enhance Color for Color Blind People

EnChroma co-founders Don McPherson and Andy Schmeder invented a color-blind glass technology that works and began marketing the eyewear in 2013.
July 18, 2018

Your Dog Can Join the Dog Scouts of America

The motto is something like “no bored dogs,” and your pooch can earn merit badges.
July 14, 2018

Soledad and Pinnacles Are Ripe for Tourism

Known as upper Salinas Valley, the Santa Lucia Highlands, the Salad Bowl of the World, and Gabilan Mountain country, the region isn’t quite on the tourism map but should be.
July 12, 2018
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Home & Garden

Murphy Beds Make a Comeback

They’ve come a long way since their alleged debut in San Francisco in the Victorian era.
June 21, 2018

Rent My House

Single-family home rentals outpace apartments in some Bay Area cities.
June 14, 2018

Laundry Rooms Get Upgrades

Bright, bold colors, energy-efficient front-loading washers and dryers, and well-planned spaces can lessen laundry day drudgery.
May 24, 2018

To Sell or Not to Sell

Is this a good time to sell your home? Experts say it depends largely on whether you plan to stay in the region.
May 17, 2018
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From Our Other Publications

Corica South Course Hits the Big Time

The new multimillion-dollar transformation turns a forgotten links-style course into a sustainable course for all players straight out of the Australian Sandbelt.
August 03, 2018

Recall as a Cudgel

In Alameda, recall efforts have often been used to attack the city’s progressive elected officials, particularly women and people of color.
August 01, 2018

Property Owners Hope to Move the Alameda Election

A group called Alamedans in Charge is attempting to block just cause protections and defeat progressive pro-tenant candidates.
July 06, 2018

Subpar Is Leaving Alameda

Subpar Miniature Golf owner Mike Taft expected to expand his popular business at Alameda’s South Shore Center. Instead, he’s leaving the city entirely.
July 06, 2018
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