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Smooth Operator

Shinmai is sleek, sexy, and ambitious — and settling in.

Thursday’s Briefing: Oakland Closes Rent Control Loophole; Alameda Council Greenlights Medical Pot

Plus, Berkeley could reap $1 million a year from Airbnb.

Homestead Hosts a 2-Day Crab Feast

It's the restaurant's fourth annual pre-Thanksgiving feast.

Shiba Ramen Now Hosts Live Comedy

Local comics will perform at the noodle shop's downtown Oakland location.

It’s All About Walkability

Young buyers increasingly prefer smaller homes in the East Bay flatlands, close to cafes and restaurants, rather than big houses in the hills.

Ars Technica Live Brings Tech Talks to Eli’s

On the third Wednesday of each month, Eli’s Mile High Club in Oakland opens its doors to a no-cost, free-wheeling program of in-depth conversations with some of the Bay Area’s most creative minds, sponsored by the technology site Ars Technica.

Banish the Bulge of Varicose Veins

Beyond bulging, bumpy varicose veins and unsightly spider veins, vascular diseases, like carotid arteries or renal vascular disease, can be life threatening. Dr. Michael Ingegno, of Oakland’s General Vascular Surgery Medical Group specializes in state-of-the-art, minimally invasive varicose vein procedures, as well as a suite of surgical vascular and arterial treatments.

Wednesday’s Briefing: Democrats Score Big Victories; Majority of Oaklanders Like Laney Ballpark Site

Plus, new BART trains fail another test, possibly delaying launch again.

Martin Wong Paintings Revisit 1980s New York

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.