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Desley Brooks Faces Uphill Battle for Race and Equity Department

No one doubts there are racial and economic disparity in Oakland, but the chances of whether Desley Brook’s idea for a new city department will gain momentum appear bleak.
June 01, 2015

The Hillcrest Hotel, 2400 MacArthur Blvd.

June 01, 2015

Alameda Harbor Bay Club Is Nice But Dated

Kirk Cowan wants to upgrade the health club, which means moving, and not everyone is happy about it.
June 01, 2015

Remembering the East Bay’s Notable Deaths

Nitin Borwankar things we all should remember those who have gone before us.
June 01, 2015

Snorkling with Manta Rays Off the Kona Coast

Graceful manta rays swimming underwater ballets off the Big Island’s Kona coast paint a picture of paradise.
May 22, 2015

Families Relying More on College Admissions Consultants

A pro can help high school seniors find the perfect fit for college, but it can cost a lot. Are students who complete the application process on their own at a disadvantage?
May 22, 2015

Matthew Fox is Hopped Up About Alameda Island Brewing Company

A beer fan turns his hobby into a career with a new Park Street brewery.
May 22, 2015

Monterey County Beckons with Golf Courses

Big-name courses in some of the most scenic country around attracts pros, celebrities, and everyday golfers.
May 22, 2015

Hoodslam Pairs Pro Wrestling and Performance Art

The Oakland Metro Operahouse is on to something: Hoodslam, which combines the best of old-school wrestling, storylines, pseudo-grudges, athleticism, performance art, and pop culture.
May 15, 2015

Egrets Take Up Residency in Downtown Oakland

Bird advocate seeks protections for herons and their offspring nesting in ficus trees at 12th Harrison streets. Their idea works well in sleepy Santa Rosa, but doesn’t translate well for the edges of Oakland’s urban Chinatown.
May 15, 2015