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What’s Free and Who’s Fair?
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May 21, 2024

What’s Free and Who’s Fair?

Controversy over what constitutes “free and fair elections” continues at all levels of government, including locally. Richmond, which, like many cities in California, was...
Coal Fight Far From Scuttled
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May 14, 2024

Coal Fight Far From Scuttled

The twists and turns of the fight over the proposed Oakland Bulk and Oversized Terminal, and the developer’s plan to use it to export...
What's Up, Doc?
Apr 30, 2024

What’s Up, Doc?

If Bugs Bunny were injured or sick, he would need to see a doc who specializes in the treatment of exotic animals. Rabbits, potbellied pigs,...
Exhibit Inspired by Black Movers and Shakers of the 'Great Migration'
Apr 23, 2024

Exhibit Inspired by Black Movers and Shakers of the ‘Great Migration’

From the beginning of the 20th century through the 1970s, waves of African Americans left the South in what is known as the “Great...
Henry J Gets Ready to Play
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Apr 9, 2024

Henry J. Gets Ready to Play

The beautiful Beaux Arts building that opened on Oakland’s 10th Street in 1915 was originally called the Oakland Civic Auditorium. During its time under...
‘The Carbonator’ Fights Wildfire Danger at East Bay Parks
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Apr 2, 2024

‘The Carbonator’ Fights Wildfire Danger at East Bay Parks

The East Bay Regional Park District may have found the wildfire-fighter equivalent of Arnold Schwarzenegger’s “Terminator.” The most recent California drought is over. But it,...
‘Richmond Renaissance’ Vision Ignited
Mar 26, 2024

‘Richmond Renaissance’ Vision Ignited

Imagine walking up Richmond’s Macdonald Avenue, from the RYSE Center to the Richmond Museum of History & Culture, and seeing “asphalt art”—open studios and...
New Components in Housing Equation
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Mar 19, 2024

New Components in Housing Equation

When Bishop George Matthews of Oakland’s Genesis Worship Center talks about the 17 new units of transitional housing on church property, and the rehabbed...
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