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Catch Akram Khan’s Swan Song at Zellerbach

The renowned dancer and choreographer is set to retire after this year’s performance of ‘XENOS,’ a modern retelling of the Greek myth of Prometheus.
March 01, 2019

Princess Nokia Plays UC Theater

The intersectional feminist and rapper with bite, aka Destiny Nicole Frasqueri, has a grittier, earthier sound these days.
March 01, 2019

Downtown Oakland and Environs Won’t be a Food Desert Much Longer

In the wake of last fall’s Smart & Final closure, several new stores are opening, and others have raised their profiles, showing that that swath of Oakland may not be such a food desert much longer.
March 01, 2019

A Measure of a Community’s Compassion

The Alameda City Council wants to turn a piece of land near Crab Cove into a center that helps homeless people. But neighbors have forced a special election to block it.
March 01, 2019

Nosh Box: Tasting Cuba Libre

If there’s a national Cuban dish it’s clearly ropa vieja. This is shredded flank steak that has been brazed in a zesty tomato-paste and beef-broth sauce. Throw in onions, bell pepper and garlic, then season with cumin and cilantro. Finally, a dash of olive oil and vinegar are added for mouth-feel and balance. But ironically, most Cubans don’t eat it, because beef is controlled by the state in Cuba, and is too expensive for the natives.
March 01, 2019

A Spanish Mediterranean in Crocker Highlands Echoes Santorini

Homebuyers can enjoy what feels like a permanent vacation home full of windows and arches in this Holman Road gem.
February 28, 2019

Getting Your Home Ready for Spring

Here are some affordable tips.
February 28, 2019

Thursday's Briefing: PG&E faces more trouble; Oakland has $43 million budget shortfall

February 28, 2019

Wednesday’s Briefing: Day Five of the Teachers’ Strike, Xavier Becerra Sides With Criminal Cops

Plus, San Leandro gives Harborside a deadline to open its dispensary.
February 27, 2019

Tom Barbash’s ‘The Dakota Winters’ Is a Winner of a Book

The Marin writer uses jokes, celebrities, historical events, and events on the streets of New York to create a book you wish would never end.
February 27, 2019