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Remembering the East Bay’s Vivid People Who Died in 2018

The lives of these 33 Bay Area legends, characters, and personalities won’t be forgotten.
January 02, 2019

Madeline Kenney Enters an Electronic, Poppier Realm

The dream pop singer with Oakland ties exhales after new album, Perfect Shapes.
January 02, 2019

Nosh Box: Soup’s On

Neck and neck with February for the year’s coldest month, January better personifies cold and damp. There’s one food that satisfies and warms the body and soul in the heart of East Bay’s winter. A cup or bowl of steaming soup is like a soft woolen sweater for your innards—and your outlook.
January 01, 2019

Oakland’s Lead Paint Problem Persists

The city has yet to launch a program to check older homes for lead paint, even though children are still being poisoned. Funds from a recent lawsuit, however, could jumpstart the effort.
January 01, 2019

A Blue Wave Swept Across the Island

In November, a progressive supermajority led by new councilmember John Knox White and new mayor Marilyn Ezzy Ashcraft sailed into in City Hall.
January 01, 2019

Enjoy a Piedmont Pines Retreat

Escape from the hustle and bustle where windows with views, a wrap-around deck, and a sense of space rule.
December 31, 2018

Nancy Skinner Is the 2018 East Bay Person of the Year

The Democratic state Senator from Berkeley is a difference-maker. She gets big things done, from criminal justice reform to building more housing and helping slow climate change.
December 31, 2018

Friday’s Briefing: State Public Weed Bank Isn’t Feasible; Trump Threatens to Close Southern Border

December 28, 2018

Galeto Makes a Mean Caipirinha

Made from cachaça, it’s both ancient and new and may start popping up more frequently since it has been add to the International Bartenders Association’s list of standard cocktails.
December 28, 2018

Three Quirky Berkeley Museums Engage the Senses of Smell, Sight, and Taste

You won’t find the usual collection of archived items in Berkeley’s Aftel Archive, Lacis Museum, and Takara Sake Museum.
December 28, 2018