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The Spanish Teaching Shortage

In Oakland, where the shortage of language instructors is particularly acute, the school district has been recruiting teachers from Mexico and Spain.

Tuesday’s Briefing: Air Force Failed to Block Shooter From Buying Guns; Almena Says Ghost Ship Owner Shares Blame

Plus, UC Berkeley to bailout massive stadium debt.

Shopkins Live! Celebrates Consumerism

Shoppies meet the Shopkins in immerse theater at the Paramount.

Strength of the Invisible Queens

Artist Lark Calderon-Gomez explores the royalty and resilience of women, past and present, in Urgency of Life at Sanchez Contemporary Gallery.

Famous Food Blogger David Lebovitz Will Discuss His New Book in Rockridge

The former Chez Panisse pastry maven will discuss his new book, L'Appart.

Monday’s Briefing: Gunman Murders Children and Families in Texas Church; GOP Plan Could Imperil Raiders’ Vegas Deal

Plus, Oakland city union wants 11-percent raise over two years.

Alameda’s Poet Laureates Are People Poetic Partners

Alameda names not one but two poet laureates, thinking two bards just may be better than one.

Homegrown Launches New Menu

The evolution includes matcha, crispy bread, and ancient-grain bowls.

Black Rider Descends on Berkeley

OPD’s Lost Officer Class

Desperate to staff up, Oakland police hired many problem cops between 2013 and 2015. And it’s still paying the price.