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Oakland’s Bubbliest Ride

Each Sunday in downtown, Bubbles Not Bullets joyfully promotes nonviolence.

Rockridge Reacts

Readers sound off on upzoning Rockridge and the Oakland Sisterhood.

Dealing with the Sprawl Devil

Thousands of acres of green open space in the East Bay are in danger of being gobbled up by suburban housing tracts.

Tomorrow’s Doctors, Pharmacists, and Nurses

Two teen internship programs give high schoolers meaningful health care job experiences in working hospital settings.

For the Birds

As Alameda embarks on a construction boom, the city is exploring ways to protect birds from flying into glass buildings.

The Minister of Make Believe

Janet Heller, founder of Chapter 510, inspires children to become storytellers.

Backroom Benefits

Some Oakland nonprofits have been meeting behind closed doors with developers and councilmembers to negotiate multimillion-dollar “community benefits packages.”

Whose Estuary?

Some city officials disagree with homeowners over who should control “lost” publicly owned pathways and miniparks along the water’s edge.

Bleeding Silver and Black

Raiders’ fans are now faced with deciding whether to support a team that’s abandoning them.

A Win-Win

Just when you thought you knew everything, everybody, and all things Oakland and the East Bay, the annual Best Of issue comes along to prove otherwise.