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The Team Vs. Mr. Housing

Jesse Arreguín and Kriss Worthington are teaming up in Berkeley’s mayor’s race in a fight with fellow councilmember Laurie Capitelli over housing and growth.
September 28, 2016

Rent Control Is Dominating Alameda's Election

The two tenant protection measures on the November ballot promise to also shape the outcome of the city council race.
September 27, 2016

How Does Discrimination Affect People’s Health?

A UC Berkeley professor is studying the dynamics of how African-American women are affected by racism—and why socioeconomic status matters to health.
September 26, 2016

Oakland's Costly Campaign

This year’s election could turn out to be the most expensive in city history—thanks to four high-profile ballot measures.
September 26, 2016

Our Backyard: California's Police Secrecy Laws Need Reform

California laws shielding the identity of troublesome cops are among the nation’s strictest. That’s bad for all involved.
September 22, 2016
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Food & Drink

Firehouse Subs Plugs Away in Alameda

Clifford and Tammy Chow open a sub franchise in Alameda that helps first responders.
September 30, 2016

An Irreverent Cocktail at Swell

The Shaver is a kamikaze-like creations with origins to dis the queen.
September 29, 2016

Third Time Is the Charm for Angela’s

The new edition for Saboor Zarari is the most satisfying yet, pulling together European techniques, Afghan flavors, and Mediterranean ingredients.
September 23, 2016

Eat Real Fest Consumes Jack London Square

This year’s version of the foodie festival pulls out all the stops, pitting chef against chef and butchers against butchers.
September 19, 2016
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Arts & Culture

Alameda’s Film Festival Flashes Forward

The festival runs Oct. 7-9 in the Crystal Room at the Alameda Hotel.
September 29, 2016

Stumbling Upon Pop-up Performance Art

A guerilla art movement positions itself outside of the mainstream art world in the form of the Uncanny Valley Night Market.
September 28, 2016

Oakland’s Barbara Dane Gets Around

"Throw It Away" is Dane’s first CD in 14 years containing new music. Plus, Bay Area bassist and composer Jeff Denson promotes a new CD.
September 28, 2016

Story Elements that Echo After You Turn the Final Page

Yaa Gyasi’s latest, "Homegoing," is certain to be on someone’s read-it list. It’s on ours.
September 27, 2016
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Life & Style

Heading Heavenward in the Pyrenees

The French mountains are a beautiful blend of wilderness and centuries-old culture, and a tourist’s first sight of the Pyrenees can be unforgettable: They emerge from the summer haze like a bank of thunderclouds, assuming the stature of real mountains as canyons, ridges, and snowpack resembling an alpinist’s dreamland.
September 20, 2016

Get Stylish With Threads From Oak Common

Baggu opens, Crossroads seeks plus sizes, and Viscera workshops.
September 16, 2016

Downtown San Leandro Has Plenty to See, Taste, and Do

San Leandro is often overlooked, but it has a lively downtown.
September 13, 2016

One Clever Clockmaker

CLEVERCLOCKS by Douglas Chalk tell time in an inventive way.
September 09, 2016
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Home & Garden

A Point Richmond Gem

A Mediterranean that sparkles against a backdrop of bay vistas.
September 30, 2016

Downtown San Leandro Has Plenty to See, Taste, and Do

San Leandro is often overlooked, but it has a lively downtown.
September 13, 2016

A Mansion with Great Views and an Edible Garden

Designed as the home of spice magnate William G. Volkmann, the first estate built on Muir Avenue balances formal space and casual living in the Crocker Terrace neighborhood of Piedmont.
September 01, 2016

Inches Matter Where Furniture Is Concerned

Why does the furniture that worked so well in your old place suddenly seem so wrong in your new place? It’s probably not the style or the color, but it could be the size.
August 16, 2016
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From Our Other Publications

Take 5: Calling All Riders

Gene Oh of Alameda Bicycle teams up with Alameda’s Friends of the Parks Foundation for the Alameda Bike for the Parks community bike ride on Oct. 15.
September 26, 2016

Our Backyard: Mayor Trish Spencer Is Out of Order

If Alamedans want their mayor to be in charge of City Hall, then they need a different form of governance.
September 06, 2016

Alameda Teachers in Turmoil

Rank-and-file teachers rejected a contract deal negotiated by their own leaders. What will happen next?
September 06, 2016

The GolfBoard Arrives at Chuck Corica

Alameda’s municipal course is one of a few in the Bay Area to offer to the environmentally friendly, surfboard-inspired vehicles to get around the course.
August 11, 2016
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