.Patrick Hoge

Dec 23, 2020

Oh, Christmas Tree

I’m looking at our Christmas tree, which stands in a corner of our living room, white lights and glittering decorations adorning its boughs, a...
May 13, 2020

The Question Raisers

It was in signature style that the Independent Institute published a letter in mid-April signed by 151 economists, political scientists and others calling for...
Feb 5, 2020

Anger at OUSD

A small group of angry parents, students, and teachers gathered outside Oakland Technical High School last Thursday to denounce the closing and merging of...
Jan 28, 2019

Rigel Robinson Represents the Next Generation

Politics appears to be a calling for Rigel Robinson, the youngest person ever elected to the Berkeley City Council. The 22-year-old’s supporters describe him...
Oct 31, 2018

Oakland Coal Company Dissolves, Reconstitutes

Tagami's coal terminal would be next to the Port of Oakland. Credits: Wikimedia Commons ...
Mar 13, 2018

Cannabis Pioneer Seeks a New Challenge

Salwa Ibrahim. Credits: Photo by Kala Minko Salwa Ibrahim loves challenges, and she's ready for a new one. During the past seven years, the 33-year-old and...
Feb 13, 2018

Taking on Tesla

Alameda attorney Bryan Schwartz said the Tesla could be the biggest case of his career. Credits: Photo by Clayton J. Mitchell When Tesla got hit with...
Jan 30, 2018

A Radical Clean Energy Pioneer

Al Weinrub says that, for him, the Local Clean Energy Alliance is “all about social justice.” Credits: Photo by Stephen Loewinsohn When Local Clean Energy...