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Alameda’s Got Talent Revives an Old Tradition

Amateur and pros perform on Friday and Saturday nights at the Alameda Theatre, bringing crazy fun acts to the historic theater.

Oakland Marijuana Maven Salwa Ibrahim Looks to Future

The 33-year-old co-founder of Blüm cannabis dispensary is turning her attention to new products and ideas for California’s burgeoning legal weed market.

The Advocate

Jon Eldan runs the only nonprofit dedicated to helping exonerees throughout the country — out of his Lower Rockridge home.

The Kilduff Files: Santiago Rizzo Has Made an Authentic Film About Coming of Age in Berkeley

It’s also won awards. But will any movie studios distribute it?

The Town’s Baker

Yahshimabet Sellassie runs a thriving baking company.

Taking on Tesla

Alameda attorney Bryan Schwartz has filed a class-action case against Elon Musk’s electric car company, alleging racial discrimination.

Preferred Information Sources

Alamedans stay informed by The Times, the Chron, Twitter, and NPR, but not much TV.

A Radical Clean Energy Pioneer

Activist Al Weinrub has pushed Alameda County to create its own green energy system —and he wants to make sure it generates local jobs, too.

Cut Them a Break

Readers share their thoughts on our December issue.

They Made a Brighter Future

To usher out 2017, we’re bidding a final farewell to East Bay luminaries who made the future brighter.