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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

Bike Lane Rehash

Reader Luther Abel raises a few more points.
May 29, 2019

WEDNESDAY, MAY 29, 2019 Wednesday's Briefing: Schaaf unleashes 'Pothole blitz' to repair Oakland streets; Police use-of-force bill passes state Senate

May 29, 2019

Ideas for the Industrial Chic Look

Think of modern industrial design as a Westernized version of the tidying up craze. It is by definition utilitarian, and clutter is replaced with overtly functional, mechanical, or sublimely purposeful items as focal points.
May 28, 2019

Tuesday's Briefing: Oakland City Council committee eyes decriminalization of 'magic mushrooms'

May 28, 2019