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A Cartoonist’s Daughter, Janet Murphy, Reinvents Herself

Now widowed, Janet Murphy lets ‘Justa Sketch’ loose on Facebook and turns her strip into a calendar.
December 19, 2019

There’s a Toad in My Tea

Tea lovers are having some fun with Chinese clay tea pets.
December 19, 2019

Wednesday's Briefing: Bay Area Air District pays $4 million whistleblower settlement; Impeachment rallies in the East Bay

December 18, 2019

Tomas Moniz’s Book Is a Love Letter to Berkeley

‘Big Familia’ explores Latinx culture through the eyes of a single dad raising a teenager in a gentrifying city.
December 18, 2019

The Best East Bay Books of 2019

It’s been a year of fantastic travel in pages by Bay Area writers, so here’s what you need to read.
December 18, 2019

Tuesday's Briefing: Oakland may amend condo conversion ordinance, give tenants a discount if they purchase the unit

December 17, 2019

Northbrae’s Hopkins Street Beckons With Shopping Ops

Hopkins Street lets you shop small in a big way.
December 17, 2019

Should You Supply Your Kids With Pot or Alcohol?

Experts vary on whether parents should enable their children’s experimentation with marijuana and alcohol by providing the vices.
December 17, 2019

Monday's Briefing: Oakland LGBTQ dance club is closing and replaced with tech offices; Newsom rejects PG&E's settlement offer

December 16, 2019

Community, Friends Inspire Artist Muzae Sesay

In his work, the Oakland artist addresses community, sociology, human interaction with spaces, fragmentation of memory, and home/domestic life. That is no big surprise, since Sesay studied sociology at San Francisco State.
December 16, 2019