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Francesco’s Serves Its Last Italian Feast

The green-white-and-red Hegenberger Road fixture populated by labor leaders and sports greats shuts for good.
April 30, 2016

Tarnel Abbott Ponders Jack London’s Legacy

A retired librarian and the great-granddaughter of the famously rakish writer shares her penchant for socialism—a chip off the old block.
April 20, 2016

Former Anchor Leslie Griffith Becomes an Elephant Activist

The topic that resulted in her leaving KTVU turns into her life calling
April 15, 2016

Apps Worth Checking Out

A roundup of how Oaklanders are connecting.
April 13, 2016

Jackson, Gans Commemorate the Grateful Dead

Two Haddon Hill neighbors, friends, and Dead scholars have published a well-received book about their favorite band.
March 26, 2016

Sylvia Chesson Creates Fused-Glass Artworks

Her sculptures, functional pieces, and glass paintings are impressionistic reflections of life experiences.
March 25, 2016

Ronald Broach Spreads the Tenets of BOSS

The nonprofit he works for puts those who have fallen victim to the perils of poor choices, bad luck, even crime on the road to success.
March 16, 2016

On Safe and Unsafe Ground

The consensus is mostly positive for Oaktown
March 13, 2016

Protecting Kids from Sexual Exploitation

Folks like Falilah Bilal of MISSSEY and youth advocate Venus Rodriguez of Not For Sale work have to combat what’s perceived as a big problem in the Bay Area—the commercial sexual exploitation of children
March 10, 2016

Parks and Panthera Study the East Bay’s Big Cats

Panthera teams up with the East Bay Regional Park District to study how an apex predator lives in remote wilderness and peri-urban areas like the Oakland hills.
February 02, 2016