Speaking up for the Asian community
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Jul 16, 2024

Speaking up for the Asian community

When Oakland’s Chinatown community comes together on July 20 for a night market with food, drink, performances, a wellness corner with massage and herbal tea, and speakers, attendees will celebrate the Asian Pacific Environmental Network’s 30th anniversary.  Beyond...
Shimizu Hiroshi honored at BAMPFA
Jul 16, 2024

Shimizu Hiroshi honored at BAMPFA

It’s perfectly understandable to have never heard the name Shimizu Hiroshi mentioned in a discussion of the great classical Japanese filmmakers. Despite having directed almost 170 films from 1924 to 1959, and garnering praise from such distinguished...
Social Eyes: Week of July 18-24
Jul 16, 2024

Social Eyes: Week of July 18-24

THURSDAY AMERICANA MINOR GOLD A great folk duo captures the brilliance of the two individual players and the layer of beauty that only exists when they are in the same room. Minor Gold is a project by songwriters Dan Parsons...
Jul 9, 2024

Free Will Astrology: Week of July 10

ARIES (March 21-April 19): I trust your intuition has been guiding you to slow down and disappear from the frenzied, agitated bustle that everyone...
Jaffa Coffee Roasters opens in Berkeley
To honor their Palestinian heritage, the Gaith brothers—Majdi, Noor and Sami—named their coffee roasting business and newly opened cafe, Jaffa Coffee Roasters. The historic port city...
Mesa Maguey celebrates mezcal and Mexico in Oakland
East Bay residents are spoiled for taco choices. New restaurants such as Thomas Schnetz’s La Esquinita; Masa Tamales & Taqueria, with locations in El Cerrito and...
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