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Spreading a Message of Hope to End Suicide

Nancy Salamy is trying to end suicide one call, text, and program at a time.
September 06, 2018

See a Sequel to Ibsen’s Iconic Play

Lucas Hnath offers an update on Nora Helmer at the Berkeley Rep.
September 06, 2018

Explaining Construction in the Produce Market and Waterfront Warehouse Districts

It’s sort of a mess there with major PG&E and other construction projects temporarily upending the neighborhoods.
September 05, 2018

FEMA Finalizes Flood Zone Map in Alameda

Meanwhile, getting insurance, curbing greenhouse emissions, and shoring up vulnerable infrastructure are becoming matters of social justice.
September 05, 2018

The Berkeley Schools Labor Caucus Is Another Voice for Teachers

The group formed several years ago in order to pressure the teachers’ union to take a tougher stance on protecting workers’ rights. Now, in light of a recent Supreme Court decision, they’re finally feeling more emboldened.
September 05, 2018

O’Dowd Drama Head Raises the Standard for High School Acting

With Dennis Kohles calling the shots for the Bishop O’Dowd High School drama department, amateur high school actors learn what it takes to become pros.
September 04, 2018

Radical Feminist Reads by Kate Schatz and Rebecca Solnit

Schatz’s Rad Girls Can, with Miriam Klein Stahl illustrating, and Solnit's Call Them by Their True Names urge all to get up and get out the vote.
September 04, 2018

Compromises at Alameda Marina

After facing heavy opposition, the plan to redevelop the 44-acre site will include housing and boating facilities, earning approval from all sides.
September 03, 2018

The Fight for Oakland’s District 6

Many East Oakland voters continue to support Desley Brooks, but her opponents think she’s lost the ability to win.
September 03, 2018

Nosh Box: Cheese to Please

September shows a split personality. The month blesses us with most of summer’s bounty, yet holds equal promise of fall comfort food. Typically regarded as the harvest month, September also is time to select seasonal cheeses, especially those made from goat’s milk. Cheese isn’t seasonal the same way that stone fruit or table grapes are. And globally, cheese isn’t seasonal at all. Seasonality applies in the realm of small-scale cheese-makers, like Pacific Cheese in Hayward, or Belfiore Cheese in Berkeley.
September 01, 2018