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Laugh It Up

This month's nightlife issue features our picks for where to see live comedy, show off your knowledge at a trivia night, or get your salsa, bachata, and merengue on.
August 14, 2019

The Gnomes of Oakland Live On

Author Kamaria Lofton and artist Steven Anderson are revealing nocturnal tales about The Town’s favorite tiny mascot in a new book, The Gnomes of Oakland.
August 09, 2019

Foxes May Be Expanding Their East Bay Habitats

Once rarely sighted, gray foxes are being seen by more East Bay residents, and there’s nothing to be alarmed over.
August 07, 2019

Sundown for an Era on San Francisco Bay

In the face of climate change and sea-level rise, regulators are rethinking long-held attitudes toward bay fill.
August 02, 2019

Unmasking the Legend of Lake Merritt’s Extinct Albino Raccoons

When the death of the last living specimen was reported, its passing became a cause celebre on social media.
July 13, 2019

Homeless Live at Union Point Park

While once true it was a favorite family destination, now it is a homeless encampment.
July 11, 2019

Old BART Cars to Find New Home

They’ll be housed at the Western Railway Museum, a gem of a museum where they will continue to be rideable.
July 10, 2019

New Trends in Home and Design

Updating a home, from swapping out old furniture with new to redoing dinged-up floors that have been scuffed up from earlier projects, does a lot to boost a homeowner’s mood.
July 09, 2019

Diana Becton Shakes Up the DA’s Office

As the first woman and first African American elected as Contra Costa’s district attorney, she’s wasting no time with programs to bring justice for all.
July 08, 2019

Ersie Joyner Fights for Rome

Oakland's most decorated police officer is retiring this August, leaving a legacy of substantially reduced gun violence.
July 03, 2019