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Easy Pleasures

Mockingbird brings simple, elegant, destination dining to downtown Oakland.

Thursday’s Briefing: New BART Cars Delayed Again; GOP Leaders May Be Open to Banning Gun Bump Stocks

Plus, the Trump administration rolls back protections for transgender people.

Magnolia Editions Enables Artistic Expression in Huge Formats

Since 1981, Don and Era Farnsworth have nurtured artists in their West Oakland studio to help them bring super big art on virtually anything.

Releases for Mind and Soul

Animals & Giraffes’ July, My Little Hum’s Remembering Houses, and Edward Guthmann’s Wild Seed will get you thinking.

Wednesday’s Briefing: Feinstein Pushes Ban on Vegas Gun Device; Alameda Hires a New Fire Chief

Plus, Berkeley to create modular homeless shelter near waterfront.

School in Early August?

Oakland Unified is planning to start school on Aug. 13 next year, and some parents and camp directors don’t like it.

Green, With Envy

Alameda cannabis groups are fighting industry heavyweights —and each other.

Hacking Insulin

An Oakland group of scientists and laypeople want to make insulin affordable to everyone.

The Periodic Table Sake Bar Opens in Emeryville

Husband-and-wife owners Jake Freed and Hiroko Nakamura also own Shiba Ramen, next-door.

Tuesday’s Briefing: Uptown Oakland Housing May Become Office Space; Google and Facebook Pushed Fake Vegas Stories

Plus, Nevada has some of the most relaxed gun laws in the nation.