News & Politics

Crime and the Oakland Mayor's Race

Is it really the top issue? Polls suggest that moderates’ hope of riding the issue to victory may have been premature.

BART’s No-Nonsense GM Grace Crunican

She handles strikes, deaths on the tracks, and nine bosses to run the aging train system as best she can. Has BART entered a new era?

Ecstatic Dance Equals Bliss on the Dance Floor

A lively and spiritual dance experience happens on Wednesdays and Sundays at Sweet's and elsewhere.

Alameda Health System Changes the Landscape

Health-care contractions, expansions, and empire-building reconfigure the East Bay hospital scene.

Webster Versus Park

The underdog, Webster, has come a long way.

Greetings From Oakland!

Lake Merritt before the barbecues.

Gerry Garzon's Big Idea

Oakland’s library services director wants kids and parents to put down the phone.

Talk About Cats and Prison

Overheard in Oakland.

Lake Merrritt Barbecue Feedback

Letters to the Editor

Life & Style

Carmel Valley Roots and Attractions

Discover cowboys, refinement, and more on the sunny side of the Monterey Peninsula.

Detroit As An Oakland Doppelganger

Motown in autumn is orange, gold, and red-hot—and like Oaktown for arts and culture.

Designing for Dogs and Cats

Decorating a home with pets in mind has come a long way.

Hidden Stretch of 19th Street Reveals Treasures

A short block in Uptown keeps explorers busy on the drink, shop, and play fronts.

Tricks to Generate More Offers On Homes

Sellers turn to above- and below-market prices on real estate. What's a buyer to do?

Early Intervention Important for Hearing Loss

Gerry Litton wishes he had acted sooner to have his hearing checked out.

Food & Drink

Finding Farofa at Galeto Brazilian Grill

Getting to the root of the matter leads to a tasting epiphany

The Honey Trap at Boot & Shoe Service

Snagged by a compromising cocktail.

Nido Kitchen & Bar Ups the Ante

The homey yet refined repast here offers a unique version of Mexican comfort food.


Big, meaty nuts work best for pies, tarts, pralines, and other sweet treats.

Dining Updates in October

Where we have eaten recently: Acapulco, Tamon Tea, Spices Three!, Encuentro, and Dragon Gate.

Arts & Culture

Autumn Lights Festival Shines at Lake Merritt

This festival illuminates the gardens with 40 artists’ works.

Sakai Smith and Nikita Germaine Houston Tour With Train

Oakland represents with two backup singers on the band's latest release.

Wendy Lee Gadzuk Rocks East Oakland

This Southern belle is a provocative practitioner when it comes to art and music.

October Highlights: Meow Meow, the Sporting Season, and Fiery Flamenco

Editor's Picks for the month.

October Calendar Listings

What's happening in the East Bay

From Our Other Publications

Julia Park Tracey Appointed Alameda Poet Laureate

Her two-year term begins with her first commemorative poem, "Home at the Edge of the World."

The Revolt of the Millenials

Strong drinks and solid small plates put Townie on Berkeley's growing (and glowing) American-bar map.

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