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Monday’s Briefing: Repeal of State Ban on Rent Control May Be Coming to Voters in November; Local Churches are “Divesting” from Police

Plus, the Bay Area has fallen behind on seismic safety.

Wayne Marzolf Builds Houses, Not Walls

From his point of view, he’s just an ordinary guy, though his extraordinary volunteering skills and service say otherwise.

A Group of East Oaklanders Seek to Empower Their Community

It’s an east side story.

Friday’s Briefing: Huge Housing Project Proposed for Oakland’s Waterfront; Elmwood Café Abruptly Closes

Plus, West Oakland is getting a new grocery store.

Building the Future

East Bay Brewers Sparkle at Cider Summit

Oakland's Crooked City Cider and Richmond's Far West Cider Co. were among the local makers.

Benchmark Chef Loves Asparagus

Let asparagus, burrata, and green garlic grace your table.

Thursday’s Briefing: Two Candidates Join the Race for Oakland’s District 4

Plus, more than half of U.S. teenagers fear there will be a shooting at their school.

See Photos of the Boreal Landscape by Amanda Marchand

The images the San Francisco-educated photographer and writer took while in residency in Finland are on display at Traywick Gallery.

Vieux Farka Touré Comes the Freight

The Mali guitarist is promoting the release of his latest album, Six Degrees Records, Samba.