Alley & Vine Teeters between Posh and Popular

Foraging on Alameda Island usually starts at the Feel Good Bakery. Once inside the Marketplace on Park Street, I order a loaf of sourdough bread or a baguette, pork chops from Barons Meats or,...

Journalist Sarah Belle Lin Allegedly Shot with Rubber Bullet

Sarah Belle Lin, an independent journalist and photographer working in the East Bay, has filed a lawsuit in federal court alleging that she was shot with a rubber bullet by a City of Richmond...

Alameda County Rolls Out Vaccines

Employees with the Alameda County Sheriff’s Department and the county’s local law enforcement agencies received their first of two coronavirus vaccines last Thursday during the first of several clinics intended to vaccinate law enforcement...

Bob Hillman’s Songs for the Pandemic

Like many artists, songwriter and guitarist Bob Hillman had to spend some time adjusting to the realities of the lockdown brought about by the current pandemic. He tries to write at least one new...

Van Goat Explores Darker Sound on New Single

Oakland’s animated swing punkers Van Goat tease a darker sound in their new single, “Ain’t All That Bad,” released Feb. 6. This is their third single from the forthcoming sophomore album Nobody Cares, scheduled to...

Malibu’s Burgers Brings Vegan Soul to Piedmont

Darren Preston, a.k.a. Danny Malibu, is too smart, too sophisticated and too serially successful an entrepreneur to believe he, his partners or Malibu’s Burgers’ 100 percent plant-based menu will single-handedly lift up the entirety...

How Cannabis Grew Like a Weed in 2020

EVERY TIME NEW numbers come out about the growth of the cannabis industry, the context has to be: just imagine what these numbers would look like if weed were actually legal at the federal...

Freewill Astrology

Week of February 24 ARIES (March 21-April 19): I invite you to think about one or two types of physical discomforts and symptoms that your body seems most susceptible to. Meditate on the possibility that...

READER’S PICKS: Romance

Best Boudoir ⁄ Modern Lingerie Shop    A La Folie Best Boutique Hotel   Z Hotel Jack London Square Best Couples Counseling  Lucia Grauman Best Erotica Store   Good Vibrations Best Romantic Dinner   Millennium Best Staycation   Claremont Club & Spa, A Fairmont Hotel Best Wedding Caterer   Blue Heron Catering Best Wedding...

Best Backyard Getaways

In the Bay Area, residents tend to heap praise upon the California redwoods further up North, but the majesty redwoods display in our own backyards is terribly underrated. As solitude and reflection force themselves...

Van Goat Explores Darker Sound on New Single

Oakland’s animated swing punkers Van Goat tease a darker sound in their new single, “Ain’t All That Bad,” released Feb. 6. This is their third single from the forthcoming sophomore album Nobody Cares, scheduled to...

Seize the Time

Memo to progressive-minded audiences: You might not have heard about Fred Hampton, but J. Edgar Hoover certainly did. Hoover and his army of business-suited FBI men—who tended to look the other way when white...

No Show 

Back before Covid-19 shut down the world, Oakland noise-rock quartet Nopes used to haul random books to their gigs. The books came in handy when they got to their song “Amber is the Color...

Wit, War, Chaos

The songs on Ein Klein Jukebox Baby, the forthcoming album from Oakland's Everyone Is Dirty, took shape in the dreams of the band's lyricist and violin player, Sivan Lioncub. The album title references classical music...

Pissed Punk Kids

Back in the '80s, local metal band Desecration was playing a DIY show alongside Death Angel and The Possessed. As Desecration went into a ripping cover of skate-punk band Agression's "Body Count," they invited...

The Long Road

Andrew Stern, the songwriter, producer and multi-instrumentalist behind 3 Pairs of Boots, says the band's new album, Long Rider, was inspired by the adventures of Bernice Ende, a woman who has been exploring the...
18,632FansLike
0FollowersFollow
67,429FollowersFollow

Newsletter sign-up

eLert sign-up

Local Weather

Oakland
few clouds
59.4 ° F
63 °
55 °
36 %
1.9mph
20 %
Mon
61 °
Tue
62 °
Wed
63 °
Thu
59 °
Fri
58 °