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Lives of the East Bay 2016

We say goodbye to people of remarkable talents whose deaths leave us contemplative and saddened. Their legacies live on through their amazing art and the good works they set in motion.

2016 East Bay Person of the Year: Janet Napolitano

In dealing decisively with campus leadership scandals, budget battles, and sexual harassment cases, Janet Napolitano has become the most effective UC president in recent memory.

It Was Grand

Oakland's Grand Bakery, the East Bay’s only kosher bakery, is closing on Dec. 23.

The Princess of Darkness

Amy Trask remains loyal to the Oakland Raiders and Al Davis.

Little Tibet By the Bay

Richmond is now the hub for Tibetan Americans living in exile in the Bay Area.

Staying Alive

Alameda’s Frank Bette Center is back on track.

She’s Come a Long Way

Building Futures and Midway Shelter have a solid advocate in Liz Varela.

Season of Giving

What local charity or nonprofit program do you support, and why?

Updated: Final 2016 Election Results

Results from local contests that we’ve been following.

When Singles Meet Up

In-the-know local bar and restaurant personnel reveal when odds are best for singles to meet other singles.