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Thursday’s Briefing: Sen. Al Franken Resigns, Bashes Trump; Home Prices Soar Again Amid Housing Shortage

Plus, rent prices finally fall in Oakland and Berkeley.

Silver Bells and Silver Screens

Our Backyard: Landlords v. Firefighters

The 2018 election is shaping up as a fight between two of the city’s most influential groups.

Our Backyard: Oakland’s Real Estate Is Red Hot

But not everyone is benefiting.

Wednesday’s Briefing: Peralta Kills A’s Laney Ballpark Plans; Berkeley Council Votes to Make Affordable Housing a Right

Plus, Alameda unveils new fire station.

The Trappist Is Celebrating Its 10th Birthday

Ten unique beers from ten different breweries will be premiered at the party.

The Doctor Is In (and Out)

Taking Their Game Online

After leaving newspapers behind, Tim Kawakami and Marcus Thompson II now helm a subscription-based internet site that’s off to a fast start.

Breast Cancer Screening—Early Detection is the Key to Effective Treatment

Among women, breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer and the second leading cause of cancer death. Fortunately, treatment has improved dramatically in recent years, and women today stand a better chance than ever before of beating breast cancer. To benefit from advances in science, women need to catch any cancer as early as possible —and that requires regular breast screenings with mammography. Many women avoid getting a screening because they worry about what it might entail, but Dr. Heather Greenwood, Assistant Professor of Clinical Radiology in the Breast Imaging section at the University of California, San Francisco, explains that there's nothing to fear in getting a breast screening—and, when early detection is the key to effective treatment, that it could save your life.

There’s Nothing Funny about the Funny Bone

Most of us have been unlucky enough to experience that “electric” shock of pain when whacking our “funny bone” just so. The pain generated from a small bump to the ulnar nerve is enough to bring tears to your eyes. Now, imagine that type pain on an ongoing basis–in your back, neck, legs, or feet. UCSF assistant professor and neuroradiologist Doctor Vinil Shah is at the vanguard of nerve treatment, employing modern imaging technology to diagnose, treat, and optimally resolve nerve pain.