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Jon Carroll Checks In

The longtime columnist talks successors, free speech, and Trump.

Brad Johnson Turns Iconic Diesel Into East Bay Booksellers

A self-described bookstore evangelistic zealot, an Alamedan convinces booklovers to come together to re-launch an indie bookstore.

For Moms, By Moms

An Oakland mother co-created a solution to the eternal problem of work-life balance.

Her World Is the Stage

Elizabeth McKoy has turned Berkeley Playhouse into a vibrant theater organization that features professional and youth musical productions.

Michael Horse the Actor and Artist Are One

Twin Peaks’ Deputy Hawk turns art into a political act with ledger art.

Leaving Their Cameras Off

Despite adopting body cameras in 2012, the Alameda County Sheriff’s Office has rarely used them during lethal force incidents, and implementation isn’t done.

Our Backyard: History Diminished

Contra Costa County selected its first black female district attorney. But the decision was marred by plagiarism and politics.

Bridging Tech’s Diversity Gap

Learners Guild reboots technology education with a new model.

Redefining Women’s Work

Frailty Myths wants to empower women, one woodworking workshop at a time.

Prosecuting the President

East Bay Congressman Eric Swalwell is among a group of Golden State ex-prosecutors who are connecting the dots in the Trump-Russia case.