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Why Teens Shouldn’t Be Ingesting Cannabis Often

An Oakland cannabis counselor notes that modern, powerful strains of marijuana can damage young people’s brains. But convincing youth to just say “no” is another matter.

A High-Flying Dance Company Gives Back

Bandaloop has performed across the world and with A-list celebrities, but still prioritizes its Oakland roots.

More Bay Area Residents Seek Ancestry Information

At home DNA-testing kits from AncestryDNA, 23andMe, Family Tree DNA, MyHeritage, and others look at heritage with sometimes interesting results. Careful what you ask for.

The Kilduff File: On the Berkeleyside

Frances Dinkelspiel talks breaking news, revenue streams, Uncharted, and direct public offerings.

Alameda’s Got Talent Revives an Old Tradition

Amateur and pros perform on Friday and Saturday nights at the Alameda Theatre, bringing crazy fun acts to the historic theater.

Pharmacists Aren’t Using Contraceptive Powers

A new law expands pharmacists’ abilities to include prescribing birth control methods, but few are do so, research shows. Who pays consultation fees might be the reason.

Oakland Marijuana Maven Salwa Ibrahim Looks to Future

The 33-year-old co-founder of Blüm cannabis dispensary is turning her attention to new products and ideas for California’s burgeoning legal weed market.

Finally, Protection for the Moke

After three decades, environmentalists are on the cusp of obtaining wild and scenic designation for the Mokelumne River, which would prevent new dams on the East Bay’s primary water supply.

Parks May Get Financial Boost

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

The Advocate

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