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Oakland's El Rey Launches Fruit- and Flower-Flavored Tequilas

The flavors include pineapple-coconut, strawberry, and hibiscus.

Friday’s Briefing: Bill to Reinstate Rent Control Defeated; Diablo Canyon Nuclear Plant to Shut Down

Plus, developer breaks ground on office tower and new home for UC in downtown Oakland.

Surprised by the End Results

Isabel Allende’s route from start to finish is a circuitous one in her books, including her latest.

The Temple Club Does Amazing Everyday Vietnamese Food

At his East Oakland restaurant, Geoffrey Deetz cooks food that everyday Vietnamese eat, though lots of those dishes are unknown to Americans.

The Halal Guys Opening Soon in Berkeley

It will join the fast-casual group's 200-plus other locations.

Thursday’s Briefing: Oakland OKs Two More Uptown High-Rises; Alameda Renters Face 133-Percent Rent Hikes

Plus, Oakland removes homeless encampments after opening Tuff Shed shelter.

Local Docs Reveal the Invisible

Wednesday’s Briefing: Death Toll Reaches 15 in Mudslides; San Francisco Judge Blocks Trump’s DACA Decision

Plus, coroner says Oakland man Tased by police died of “excited delirium.”

Shiba Ramen's 2018 Comedy Series Starts Soon

Launched by two lawyers, the every-third-Thursday series features local comics and special drink deals.

Rebecca Stees Channels Her Mojo

An Alameda visual artist brings compelling muses to life in her collages.