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Ryan Brown Mingles Sound and Surgery

The Oakland composer uses Richard Selzer’s book on surgery as a musical muse.
February 22, 2018

For the Birds

Readers share their thoughts on our January issue.
February 21, 2018

Making Habit a Habit

An Oakland start-up creates a unique diet plan from a swab of DNA, a few drops of blood, and some vital stats.
February 21, 2018

Oakland Restaurateurs Are Opening in Alameda

Some of the East Bay’s most iconic restaurants are flocking to the Island for its family atmosphere and high foot traffic.
February 21, 2018

Oakland Playwright Patricia Milton’s Latest, Bamboozled, Hits Close to Home

She keeps her topical work politically charged for Central Works.
February 13, 2018

Parks May Get Financial Boost

A $4 billion measure on the June ballot would help upgrade parks and increase access to them.
February 12, 2018

The Advocate

Jon Eldan runs the only nonprofit dedicated to helping exonerees throughout the country — out of his Lower Rockridge home.
February 12, 2018

Artist Carol Aust Contemplates in Hues

Oakland artist puts existential topics on canvas and wood for a soulful conversation.
February 09, 2018

Oakland Lawyer Jasmine Guillory Writes a Romance Novel

Her debut novel, The Wedding, features Alexa, who is black, making her a rare person of color in the overwhelmingly white world of romance novels.
February 08, 2018

I Just Want to Say One Word to You: Bioplastics

Richmond’s Full Cycle Bioplastics looks to a green future.
February 07, 2018