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Popular Music Teacher Helena Jack Gives Up Full-Time Teaching

The beloved and respected band teacher and creator of the award-winning Oakland Eastside All-Star Ensemble reflects on her teaching career.
July 01, 2019

And the Bands Play On In Alameda

A grassroots campaign in favor of music education spares Encinal High School’s band program from budget cuts.
July 01, 2019

Monday’s Briefing: Alameda County supervisors close $60 million budget shortfall; Warriors make a flurry of moves

July 01, 2019

Blue Shield Employees Fulfill Goal of Giving Back

As the official move of Blue Shield of California’s headquarters to downtown Oakland grows closer, the company’s high energy, employee volunteer events are reaching residents across the four corners of the city.
June 28, 2019

Friday’s Briefing: Harris hassles Biden, scores points at Democratic debate; SCOTUS citizenship question from Census

Richmond, Livermore eyeing e-cig bans
June 28, 2019

New Food Media Lab Includes Oaklanders

Its chair was East Bay Express alum John Birdsall.
June 28, 2019

Boot and Shoe Service Has a New Brunch Menu

Options include egg pizzas and waffles with cherries and kombucha creme fraiche. A brunch-specific cocktail menu is new too.
June 28, 2019

Oakland Chocolate Company Wins Medals

Its Jamaican Jerk Caramels and Strawberry Cardamom Caramels were big winners.
June 28, 2019

Homeroom Hosts National Mac-and-Cheese Week

Festivities include contests, games, live music, a photo booth, and lots 'n' lots of mac.
June 28, 2019

Revival’s Amy Murray Loves Apricots

Her honey lavender apricot salad incorporates gems of the season for a salty, creamy, crunchy, floral spring bounty.
June 28, 2019