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Lobbing Jokes Across the Barroom

The East Bay may not be the comedy mecca that New York or Los Angeles is, but the stand-up scene has surged, with downtown Oakland the epicenter of worthy paid and free comic showcase venues.

Estuary Art Attack Shows off Alameda Art

If the crowds at the “amazing carnival” that is Oakland’s Art Murmur are too daunting, there is an alternative: The Second Friday art walk, also known as Estuary Art Attack, comprises more than a dozen venues dotting a mile-long route along Alameda’s Park Street and into Oakland’s Jingletown.

Oakland FamilySearch Library Helps Would-be Genealogists Trace Their Roots

Oakland’s FamilySearch Library at the Mormon Temple helps people find their people in a state-of-the-art setting.

Shebooks Publishes Books by Women for Women

Shebooks, a new digital publisher, hopes to give women readers what they want, the way they want it: short e-books, all by women, which can be downloaded and read in an hour or two.

Rusty Blazenhoff is the Queen of Kitsch

The Alameda resident captures the zeitgeist of now—and back then.

Rusty Blazenhoff is the Queen of Kitsch

Rusty Blazenhoff captures the zeitgeist of now—and back then.

New Café Is the Cat’s Meow

Trendy business pairs kitties with caffeinated humans.

New Café Is the Cat’s Meow

Trendy business pairs kitties with caffeinated humans.

She’s Jamming in Dallas

Amanda Jamitinya brings it on in the Roller Derby World Cup.

She’s Jamming in Dallas

Amanda Jamitinya brings it on in the Roller Derby World Cup.