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Essay: Speak Chinese and Juggle For Me

Recalling an unexpected encounter with Sergey Brin.

Warthogs on the Loose

These youth rugby players have coaches who promote character, confidence, and teamwork on and off the field.

Stacked Containers Create Novel Spaces

From design to tenants, the MacArthur Annex feels a lot like Oakland.

The Making of a Mayor

The story of how Jesse Arreguin got the key endorsements needed to win the Berkeley mayor's race.

A Bike Bridge Too Far?

Backers of a bike-pedestrian bridge between Alameda and Jack London Square are looking for creative ways to build it. But the Coast Guard is blocking the way.

An Uncertain Future

Although voters rejected tenants’ request for a moratorium on evictions, tenants hope the new Alameda council will be more sympathetic to their cause.

Taking Responsibility

Richmond progressives won decisively in the November election. Now comes the hard part.

Lives of the East Bay 2016

We say goodbye to people of remarkable talents whose deaths leave us contemplative and saddened. Their legacies live on through their amazing art and the good works they set in motion.

2016 East Bay Person of the Year: Janet Napolitano

In dealing decisively with campus leadership scandals, budget battles, and sexual harassment cases, Janet Napolitano has become the most effective UC president in recent memory.

What Makes the Miller So Merry?

Greetings from Oakland!