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Measure A R.I.P.

Recent state laws that require cities to build more housing — along with new legislation in Sacramento — are making no-growth initiatives like Alameda’s Measure A obsolete.

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.

Cantina Del Sol Plies Margs and Mexican Food

An Albany newcomer from The Star folks, this Solano Avenue Mexican restaurant wants to take care of you.

A Local Brandy Was Just Born

It started when a man fell in love with pisco.

Copper Spoon Launches Lunch

Served Monday through Friday, it includes kale-pesto salad, salmon melts, and more.

Thursday’s Briefing: Bay Area Home Prices Surge for 70th Straight Month; Most Americans Think Trump Is a Racist

Plus, ICE wants to jail Libby Schaaf.

More Technology Isn’t the Answer

The city council made the right move when it tabled a plan to purchase license-plate readers.

Eggers Considers Coffee, Yemen, and the American Dream

Kipling Classic Gets Modern Update

Lustig’s Oakland Ballet debuts Jangala with a West Coast premiere.

Wednesday’s Briefing: ICE Arrested 150 People During NorCal Sweeps

Plus, U.S. Supreme Court conservative majority rules that immigrants can be held in custody indefinitely.