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Monday's Briefing: Kaplan's budget proposal includes cutting Department of Transportation

June 03, 2019

Nosh Box: Battle of the Burgers

Memorial Day’s passing marks the kickoff of grilling season. While year-round fare, hamburgers emerge in June, as their peak period kicks off. They’ll be the No. 1 food searing on the grill during the summer months ahead.
June 01, 2019

The Business of Diversity

Even before Blue Shield officially moves into its new downtown Oakland home base, the company is making serious efforts to positively affect the city’s business economy. A large company such as Blue Shield has ongoing supply needs in multiple areas — and it’s actively seeking out diverse local suppliers to fill them.
June 01, 2019

Ohlone Park Turns 50

An anniversary celebration will honor the founders of the park and the Ohlone people it is named for.
May 31, 2019

Diane Barnes Uses Her Stroke for a Second Act

The retired radiologist who suffered a stroke turned to improv after retirement and now found the biggest catastrophic nightmare of her life has become her golden opportunity.
May 31, 2019

Friday's Briefing: Alameda County deputy may have broken the law, but case was not referred to DA

May 31, 2019

The Lowdown on In-Law Units

Consider the pros and cons of renting out your in-law unit before becoming a landlord.
May 30, 2019

Thursday's Briefing: Assembly approves legislation to help renters and freelance workers

May 30, 2019

Oakland Doesn’t Need an LGBTQ District

It’s a city that’s unwilling to let others define it, according to reader David Mulshenock.
May 29, 2019

Henry Riekena Conveys Feeling and Emotion Through Art

The artist is a synaesthetic — music and strong emotions cause a visual response in him beyond what most of us would normally perceive. His paintings, he explained, are not exactly an attempt to recreate the things that he sees under synesthesia, but rather, its effect.
May 29, 2019