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Christine Chilcott Needs Teachers’ Help

Paying teachers skilled in Common Core to train their counterparts outside the classroom is one way to better assist learners

Books Inspire the Cocktails of Nick Petrulakis

Bookseller Nick Petrulakis has a bit of a side gig going. He likes cocktails, he likes books, and what could be a more natural pairing?

Making Contact Uses Radio to Amplify the Voiceless

Giving voices to the voiceless is the primary goal of Making Contact, a 29-minute public affairs program produced by the National Radio Project in Oakland.

Thoughts on Technology Use

Everyone loves technology, but use it with reason. If it interferes or overwhelms, dial it down.

How Much Technology is Too Much Technology?

AI machines out-thinking humans, drones spying on the masses, and umbilical-cord-attached smartphones might indicate a little too much tech.

Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf Is Our East Bay Person of the Year

She inspired us like no other for this inaugural achievement.

East Bay Residents Who Touched Our Lives

Teachers and leaders, scientists and artists, natives and transplants, these people left the East Bay poorer for their passing but a richer place for the memories, the works, and the legacies they left behind. We bid farewell to the friends and heroes we lost this year and remember the ways that they touched our lives.

Beth Woulfe Talks About Her Crispian Bakery

A literary baker who loves pies and her bread-loving partner bring a French-inspired take to Park Street.

MythBusters Will Go Out With a Bang

TV science geeks Adam Savage and Jamie Hyeman have one season left on the Discovery Channel, but their wacky experiments, explosions, and goofy ideas will live on, thanks to the Science Channel.

Best and Worst Gifts

Roosters, scooters, frogs, and kittens are on the list of Alamedans’ favorite and not-so-favorite presents.