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Nov 23, 2022

Representation Is Power

Will this be the most diverse California Legislature ever? Leading up to Election Day, advocacy groups were predicting—or at least hoping—that California voters would elect record numbers of women and LGBTQ+ people to the Legislature. Based on the results...
Nov 23, 2022

Tin Cup Serenade

Back to the bars after a long COVID break  Tin Cup Serenade has an eclectic sound that draws on early New Orleans jazz, calypso, swing, classic saloon songs, obscure standards, ragtime and Latin music. The songs they play...
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Nov 23, 2022

Semper Fidelis

In ‘The Inspection,’ a gay homeless Black man joins the Marines—and finds himself A young Black gay man in his early 20s decides to better himself by enlisting in the Marine Corps. We can already imagine the clearing...
Nov 2, 2022

The Bye Bye Blackbirds

New classic pop songs from Oakland The Bye Bye Blackbirds would like their songs to become present day standards, a goal implied by the band’s...
Nov 23, 2022
Joshua Chase and Oakanna stand out when the smoke clears The Oakanna cannabis store bears quite a few distinctions. For one, it’s the first cannabis dispensary approved...
A fusion of Korean American brunch and dinner  Brunch lovers will find—if not a cure—then a temporary salve for their hangovers at The Sunday restaurant. Not only...
Smoke gets in your eyes and stomach Smoke rises and fills the second floor dining room at Kaokao Grill. Even on cold nights, the high transom windows...
Nov 16, 2022
The trail-blazing journalist sets her own path When Jemele Hill’s literary agent approached her with the idea of writing a memoir, she was stunned. “It was hard...
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