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Readers Concerned About Lead Paint

They also have opinions on our person of the year.
February 19, 2019

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
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Food & Drink

Nosh Box: Time for a Wise Crack

Now’s a great time to crack a Metacarcinus Magister, whom we know as Dungeness crab. After five years of Latin during high school and college, the literal translation is somewhat whimsical: “teacher crab.”
February 19, 2019

The Importance of the Pop-Up Pathway

These mini food incubators that celebrate food diversity in the East Bay allow restaurateurs to create a brand and build a following in a less-risky manner than an all-out brick-and-mortar outpost.
February 19, 2019

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
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Arts & Culture

Mike Chen Brings Sci-Fi and Literature Together

The Palo Alto author’s debut novel, ‘Hear and Now and Then,’ is a contemporary sci-fi adventure story with a literary bent.
February 19, 2019

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
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Life & Style

Eight Surprising Things to Do in Hawaii

They’re intrinsically Hawaiian, though they may not be as well known as the sun, surf, tropical cocktails, and hula shows Hawaii is known for.
February 18, 2019

No Hawaiian Trip Is Complete Without Volcanoes, Rainforests, and Gardens

Temples and palaces, waterfalls and jungles: Hawaii is full of them, and you need to see them.
February 18, 2019

Nonstop Flights From Oakland to Hawaii Put Island Adventure Easily in Reach

Hawaiian Airlines, Alaska Airlines, and Southwest Airlines: Take your pick for an easy jaunt to the Aloha State from Oakland.
February 18, 2019

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
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Home & Garden

Add Some Hygge to Your Home

Bring out the hygge at home by adding rustic and romantic chandeliers, votives, and candleholders.
February 20, 2019

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
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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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