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SFFILM Festival unveils Boots Riley Film Debut

The made-in-Oakland film got raves at Sundance.

Preservation Drives Susan Oxtoby

The senior film curator at BAMPFA credits Ingmar Bergman with her interest in filmmaking, so the yearlong Bergman retrospective makes total sense.

Hear Some Old-Timey Music at The UC Theatre

The Dust Bowl Revival’s sound is true Americana tunes.

Bots of the East Bay - Oakland

Bots of the East Bay - Alameda

Dentists at Asian Health Services Screen for Depression

The nonprofit prides itself on its services for “the body, mind, and teeth.”

Infrastructure Bond in Limbo

Alameda has about $300 million in needed repairs to streets, water pipes, and levies, but the city council is not yet ready to put a bond measure on the ballot.

Teens Think It’s Cool to Juul

But vaping high-nicotine e-cigs is also highly addictive and harmful to the developing brain.

Rocks, Pebbles, and Stones Are Replacing Grass

Conscientious homeowners are eschewing grass and going for rock, pebbles, and stone in xeriscaping, which is water conservation disguised as art.

Belotti Serves an Extensive Grappa Collection

The tiny College Avenue restaurant currently features 13 grappas made by Vittorio Capovilla, the mad scientist of artisanal grappa producers.