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The Minister of Make Believe

Janet Heller, founder of Chapter 510, inspires children to become storytellers.
June 07, 2017

Cake: It’s Not Just For Breakfast

Debbie Goard, a former erotic baker, makes delicious cakes that look like eggs, sneakers, and bowls of ramen.
May 17, 2017

They Make House Calls

Alameda’s community paramedics reduce readmission rates and frequent 911 users.
May 10, 2017

The Sports Talker

Sportscaster Damon Bruce tells it like it is.
May 04, 2017

Towering Complexity

Terrence McGrath, developer of the first high-rise in Oakland’s Temescal district, gravitates toward difficult projects.
May 03, 2017

An Emerging Progressive

Richmond resident Kimberly Ellis advocates for electing more women to public office, and she wants to become the next chair of the California Democratic Party.
May 01, 2017

The MacGyver of Duct Tape

Lance Akiyama uses it to create amazing stuff.
April 21, 2017

Shrines of Bicycles and Booze

Oakland has long tradition of makeshift roadside memorials featuring idiosyncratic symbols that honor the person who died.
April 19, 2017

The Oakland Sisterhood

Women hold every top leadership job in the city’s bureaucracy. Plus, Libby Schaaf’s mayoral staff has six women in senior roles.
April 17, 2017

Big Time

The second season of W. Kamau Bell’s hit TV show premieres this month, and the Berkeley resident’s new book is about to drop.
April 12, 2017