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Ubuntu Theater Returns to Marcus Gardley

It’s the third premier of dance of the holy ghosts, but this one is proper.
March 06, 2018

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.
March 05, 2018

Ryan Brown Mingles Sound and Surgery

The Oakland composer uses Richard Selzer’s book on surgery as a musical muse.
February 22, 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 Playwright Patricia Milton’s Latest, Bamboozled, Hits Close to Home

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

The Kilduff Files: Santiago Rizzo Has Made an Authentic Film About Coming of Age in Berkeley

It’s also won awards. But will any movie studios distribute it?
February 05, 2018

The Town’s Baker

Yahshimabet Sellassie runs a thriving baking company.
February 05, 2018