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A Hound for Weed

Dr. Mike Lynn has co-created a breathalyzer-type device that he says measures whether people are too stoned to drive.

Stacked Containers Create Novel Spaces

From design to tenants, the MacArthur Annex feels a lot like Oakland.

It’s All About That Belt

Oakland barber Tyrone Burns is on a mission to rid the city of sagging pants.

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.

Berkeley Flea Market Future in Doubt

Gentrification, a lack of housing, and fewer customers play into the future of the longtime Ashby BART outdoor bazaar.

Kiva Oakland and Others Partner to Make Small Business Loans

The microfinance company, the city, the Oakland Business Center, Capitol One, and the Miller Foundation up their efforts to make 0 percent interest loans for small business entrepreneurs.

Francesco’s Serves Its Last Italian Feast

The green-white-and-red Hegenberger Road fixture populated by labor leaders and sports greats shuts for good.

Apps Worth Checking Out

A roundup of how Oaklanders are connecting.

The Pros and Cons of Going Mobile

Chefs and restaurateurs weigh in on how food trucks stack up against bricks and mortar.

Can We Solve the Housing Crisis?

Oakland’s core is on the verge of a makeover, heightening fears about rising housing costs and gentrification in a city celebrated for its racial and ethnic diversity. Where will the new workers live in an area so short on housing?