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The MacGyver of Duct Tape

Lance Akiyama uses it to create amazing stuff.

Clowning Matters

Resident professional clown Jeff Raz has more than his act together.

The Good ’Ol Gals Network

Oakland isn’t the only East Bay city run by women. Six other female mayors serve in Alameda County, and even more women hold leadership posts.

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.

Life After the Ghost Ship

Those closest to the people who died in the tragic warehouse fire are still negotiating a way forward.

A Whole New Ballgame

New Oakland A’s President Dave Kaval said the team will announce its decision on a new stadium in The Town by end of the year.

Optimists with Guns

San Leandro sports one of the last venues for target practice.

Billboards That Inspire

Photographer Brittani Sensabaugh didn’t like billboards with negative messages in her East Oakland neighborhood. So she created her own.

Be a Human Billboard

Social activist Ruth Smiler is on a mission to support racial justice.

Drew Ackerman Will Bore You to Sleep, And His Fans Love Him for It

Ackerman couldn’t sleep as a kid, so now he tells rambling, sleep-inducing stories on his wildly successful podcast.