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Treating the Whole Patient

Highland Hospital’s Dr. Harrison Alter focuses on social emergency medicine, which addresses social and economic factors that cause disease.

About Paideia

Readers share their thoughts on our November issue.

Closing the Books

For a variety of reasons, Oakland schools have been shelving traditional textbooks in favor of other learning tools.

What’s Up With Retail?

Rent, online shopping, regulations, and a higher minimum wage reduce the brick-and-mortar presence.

Feeling the Squeeze

Restaurants face an increasingly tough landscape.

Frying Fish Under the Freeway

After losing his restaurant in a fire, Chef Pat started cooking for a new clientele: Oakland’s homeless population.

Choppy Seas for Boat Dwellers

A small live-aboard community in a picturesque setting in Richmond is facing huge rent hikes, while the harbor’s owners are looking at millions of dollars in upgrades.

Our Backyard: Oakland’s Real Estate Is Red Hot

But not everyone is benefiting.

Taking Their Game Online

After leaving newspapers behind, Tim Kawakami and Marcus Thompson II now helm a subscription-based internet site that’s off to a fast start.

Jon Carroll Checks In

The longtime columnist talks successors, free speech, and Trump.