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Lives of the East Bay 2016

We say goodbye to people of remarkable talents whose deaths leave us contemplative and saddened. Their legacies live on through their amazing art and the good works they set in motion.

2016 East Bay Person of the Year: Janet Napolitano

In dealing decisively with campus leadership scandals, budget battles, and sexual harassment cases, Janet Napolitano has become the most effective UC president in recent memory.

It Was Grand

Oakland's Grand Bakery, the East Bay’s only kosher bakery, is closing on Dec. 23.

The Princess of Darkness

Amy Trask remains loyal to the Oakland Raiders and Al Davis.

Little Tibet By the Bay

Richmond is now the hub for Tibetan Americans living in exile in the Bay Area.

Co-Living the Open Door Way

It’s like being housemates with a common vision.

Fans Say: 'Rod, We’re for You'

The Alley’s Rod Dibble is expected back on the piano bench soon after a fall took him out of commission.

Our Backyard: Unnecessary Strife

Libby Schaaf made a mistake backing challengers to Rebecca Kaplan and Noel Gallo. It’s time for them to set aside their differences.

Updated: Final 2016 Election Results

Results from local contests that we’ve been following.

Mad for Mah-Jongg

The ancient Chinese tile game sees renewed popularity in the East Bay.