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Yojimbo Doubles as an Art Gallery

Restaurant co-owner James Park adorns his eatery with large canvases filled with larger personalities inspired by movies, martial arts, and anime.
April 05, 2019

Stan Yee Establishes a New Park Street Hang Out

Town Tavern occupies a prime corner and space to create a community bar with drinks and bar food for his friends and neighbors.
April 05, 2019

Dimensions Dance Theater Reveals Two World Premieres

The April program, We Have Ourselves, features two world premieres with different perspectives, one by Latanya Tigner, a Dimensions member since 1986, and Erik Lee, who joined the company in 2011.
April 05, 2019

Friday's Briefing: Ghost Ship owners plead the Fifth; Berkeley Unified proposing to build housing for teachers

April 05, 2019

Justin Gabbard Likes His Quiet Alameda Life

The busy Google art director finds the Island provides respite from his hectic workdays.
April 04, 2019

Why There’s No Gayborhood in Oakland

Oakland is third in the nation with same-sex households, but there’s no gay and lesbian district — and that’s OK since there are arguably more LGBTQ-targeted events and things to do here than ever before, and the LGBTQ community is stronger than ever.
April 04, 2019

Thursday's Briefing: Sweeping renters' protection in store for Alameda; PG&E names CEO

April 04, 2019

Aimee Allison Builds the Power of Women of Color

As the she behind ‘She the People,’ Oakland’s Aimee Allison works hard to network and connect women of color nationwide to transform democracy.
April 03, 2019

Michael Sturtz’s Plan for Alameda’s Carnegie Library Gets a Warm Reception

The self-styled creative provocateur and founder of The Crucible wants to turn the historic library into the Carnegie Innovation Hall, a state-of-the-art center for innovation that pairs educational programming and entrepreneurship with the arts, performance, music, and technology.
April 03, 2019

Wednesday's Briefing: Ghost Ship trial begins; Oakland school is vandalized

April 03, 2019