Mental Health Advocates Rate Prop 1 a Zero
Feb 20, 2024

Mental Health Advocates Rate Prop 1 a Zero

Julia Ford was in the third trimester of her pregnancy when she moved out of an abandoned school bus in Oakland and into the Healthy Babies Project transitional housing. The shelter came with a treatment program founded...
AG Bonta Talks 'People Power' in Oakland
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Feb 20, 2024

AG Bonta Talks ‘People Power’ in Oakland

On Feb. 8, Rob Bonta gave the keynote speech at the Barbara Lee and Elihu Harris Lecture held at Beebe Memorial Cathedral in Oakland. During his speech, Bonta shared his journey from being a “brown boy born...
Noise Pop's 31st Year Celebrates Bay Area Music Scene
Feb 20, 2024

Noise Pop’s 31st Year Celebrates Bay Area Music Scene

The first Noise Pop Festival was a one-night stand that took place at the Kennel Club—now The Independent—on Divisadero Street in 1993. It featured five bands and cost five dollars. Thirty-one years later, it’s become an internationally...
Feb 13, 2024

Free Will Astrology: Week of February 14

Poet Anna Akhmatova (1889–1966) lived till age 76, but her destiny was a rough ride. Her native country, the authoritarian Soviet Union, censored her work and imprisoned her friends and family. In one of her poems, she wrote, “If I can’t have love, if I can’t find peace, give me a bitter glory.”
Tran Anh Hung’s French Epicurean Romance
Sunshine filters through the garden windows in Dodin Bouffant’s kitchen, suffusing the space with golden light and golden shadows. Most of the dramatic action in Anh...
Ava DuVernay's New Film Makes the Caste Connection
What does the act of a racist vigilante have to do with the caste system in India that works to the detriment of the Dalits, Jewish...
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