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Friday’s Briefing: Oakland Moves Forward with Plan to Buy County’s Share of Coliseum

Plus, California may cut weed taxes.

Dandelion Post Delivers With Indie Goods

Locally sourced stuff shows up at Concept Forty-Seven, and introducing TeasureFest.

Birds, Natural Wonders, and Foot-Tapping Tunes

Two guides and choro music inform the mind this month.

Pea Shoots Gaining Popularity

Burma Superstar’s wok-tossed pea shoots serve as a fine complement to curries and noodles.

Thursday’s Briefing: Two People Die in Lake Merritt; BART Seeks Developer for Oakland Housing Tower

Plus, vandals endanger East Bay bike riders’ lives.

Dorias Brannon Leads a Surreal Imagery Path

The visionary mixed-media artist fuses painting and drawing techniques with collage, photography, and digital art.

Naima Shalhoub Sings About Pushing the Limits

A Lebanese-American songstress ushers listeners through the borderlands with her prophetic musical message.

Wednesday’s Briefing: Students Walkout of Class Nationwide to Protest Gun Violence

Plus, Oakland faces another $1.1 million penalty over Desley Brooks.

Breast Self-Exams Don’t Work So Well

Today’s mantra for women and breast self-examinations is know your breasts. Self-examination won’t hurt but it can be anxiety producing.

More Bay Area Residents Seek Ancestry Information

At home DNA-testing kits from AncestryDNA, 23andMe, Family Tree DNA, MyHeritage, and others look at heritage with sometimes interesting results. Careful what you ask for.