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When the Past Was Better

Believe it or not, the East Bay used to have a locally owned, all-electric, zero-emission mass transit system. And it went nearly everywhere.
May 21, 2018

Phoenix Armenta Is a ‘Woke Witch’ With Practical Magic

Her Witch’s Walking Tour of Oakland shows off the surprising magic of Lake Merritt’s landscape.
May 16, 2018

BART in Alameda?

A second transbay tube could ease Alameda’s nightmarish traffic and boost Oakland’s economy. And transportation officials are now taking the idea seriously for the first time.
May 14, 2018

In Honor of Others

Arif Khatib has devoted the past two decades to honoring overlooked athletes, community leaders, and youth while garnering little recognition of his own.
May 10, 2018

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 08, 2018

Oakland Loses a Part of Its History

Neglected by the city for decades, the historic Miller Avenue library that first opened in 1918 was destroyed in a fire on Feb. 28 and is now gone forever.
May 07, 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

Spring Break, Y’all

April 30, 2018

Separated From the World by Choice

Hidden in the East Bay hills, the Carmelite nuns of Kensington live at the most secluded monastery in the United States.
April 27, 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

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