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The Ocean Cleanup Fails on Its First Effort

The device, known as Wilson, was towed from the Great Pacific Garbage Patch to Hilo Bay in Hawaii in December after hitting snags on its maiden voyage, but the Alameda company that sent it is vowing to continue the plastic cleanup mission.
March 05, 2019

Go With the Flow

An Emeryville company has nourished the East Bay’s flow arts scene.
March 05, 2019

Neocles Serafimidis and Leah Virsik Exhibit at Mercury Twenty

Two artists at Mercury Twenty, Neocles Serafimidis and Leah Virsik, create photographs and textiles, respectively, that engage with and transform reality.
March 05, 2019

Tuesday's Briefing: Oakland Unified cuts budget by $22 million; California Supreme Court rules on pensions

March 05, 2019

Alameda Point Park Moves Closer to Reality

The Navy’s cleanup of an old airfield, known as Site 32, is nearing completion, paving the way for a new park and wetlands.
March 04, 2019

Sheng Thao Breaks Through

The new Oakland city councilmember representing the hills is the first Hmong-American woman elected to that office in the state.
March 04, 2019

Classic Cocktail Classification Depends

East Bay Bartenders are reinventing classic cocktails with interesting twists that make them more appealing than their original iterations.
March 04, 2019

Camp Tawonga Among First to Offer Gender-Fluid Cabins

Parents and campers like Camp Tawonga’s decision to add cabins for gender-expansive campers at its final summer session.
March 04, 2019

Monday Briefing: Oakland teachers are back at work; Peralta chancellor cuts early retirement deal

March 04, 2019

Oakland’s New Good Neighbor - Blue Shield of California

When Blue Shield of California moves its headquarters and 1,200 of its employees to Oakland in late 2019, the company already will have made a positive mark on the community. As part of its 80th anniversary, Blue Shield has launched the “#80forOakland” campaign, which will conduct 80 community service or discovery activities in Oakland prior to the official headquarters’ opening at 601 City Center.
March 01, 2019