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Get Used to Grazing Goats

These four-footed fire fighters protect the East Bay hills by grazing during the dry season.
September 06, 2019

Is Track-And-Trace Bringing the Cannabis Industry Into the Daylight, or Keeping it In the Shadows?

Meet the system designed to follow your pot as it grows from seed to weed. Every plant is tracked like a FedEx package. Is it keeping growers underground?
September 04, 2019

Old BART Cars to Find New Home

They’ll be housed at the Western Railway Museum, a gem of a museum where they will continue to be rideable.
July 10, 2019

Ersie Joyner Fights for Rome

Oakland's most decorated police officer is retiring this August, leaving a legacy of substantially reduced gun violence.
July 03, 2019

Build It Green Wants to Make Homes Healthier

It’s using two new programs — Health Home Connect and the Low Income Weatherization Project — to help the poor make housing improvements they otherwise wouldn’t be able to afford.
June 05, 2019

Oakland’s Fire Risk Worsens

Vegetation vigilantes sound the wildfire alarm. The mayor’s budget proposes additional management, but is it sufficient?
June 03, 2019

Concerns Surface Over Essential Oils

Endocrinologists and aromatherapists are at odds over whether lavender and tea tree essential oils cause ‘moobs.’ More consumers are talking to their doctors about it.
May 06, 2019

Rocky Kahn’s Lonely Quest for Justice

The Oakland founder of the startup Edyt has extensively documented alleged thefts by his former CEO, but the FBI declined to take his case and Alameda County prosecutors remain ambivalent. The entrepreneur's pursuit of justice has been frustrating.
May 02, 2019

Why There’s No Gayborhood in Oakland

Oakland is third in the nation with same-sex households, but there’s no gay and lesbian district — and that’s OK since there are arguably more LGBTQ-targeted events and things to do here than ever before, and the LGBTQ community is stronger than ever.
April 04, 2019

Downtown Oakland and Environs Won’t be a Food Desert Much Longer

In the wake of last fall’s Smart & Final closure, several new stores are opening, and others have raised their profiles, showing that that swath of Oakland may not be such a food desert much longer.
March 01, 2019