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Whole Lotta Makin’ Goin’ On

In this week's cover story, Janis Hashe runs down the fun, funky, and practical crafts of the East Bay's top artisans, providing a list of some of the most innovative and useful items human hands can create.

Free at Last

In this week's 'Chronic Town' Dan Mitchell looks into Amazon's announcement that it would cease pre-employment drug testing for all positions not covered by federal Department of Transportation regulations, and what that means to drug-testing for employment overall. Some good news may be on the way!

Making Progress

Eli Walsh breaks down the latest inroads and set-backs in California's fight against the virus. There's both hope and caution in what he found.

In the Weeds

In this week's 'Chronic Town', Dan Mitchell looks at the hard numbers on weed's social impact, and his findings are "Meh.".

San Jose’s VTA Killer Carried Three Semi-Automatic Handguns and...

Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Office detectives said transit worker Samuel Cassidy was armed with...

Coliseum News

As Oakland coliseum closes its vaccination site, city officials and the Oakland A's shift blame on the stalling of negotiations for a new place to play.

Feel Happy

In this week's Chronic Town, Dan Mitchell shares the good news that cannabis sales actually went up during the pandemic, spreading euphoria during a bleak and dark time in history.

East Bay Express Wins California Journalism Award

Considered the state’s leading journalism contest, the CJA’s called D. Scot Miller and Steven Tavares' 'Dark Night of the Stole'"Very strong narrative writing and sophisticated analysis of events that went far beyond a simple recounting of the unrest to delve into what and who was behind it."

Doing It Write

Artist Shana Bull shares the story of her five-year-old son, Ryeson, who overcame cystic fibrosis and a hereditary lung disease to become the author of 'Randall the Blue Spider Goes Surfing'.

Bonta Bites Back

California Attorney General Rob Bonta said his office will investigate the fatal officer-involved shooting of Sean Monterrosa by a Vallejo police detective last year to determine if criminal charges will be filed in the case. “It’s past time Sean Monterrosa’s family, the community and the people of Vallejo get some answers,” Bonta said, "It’s time for that to change; it’s time for action.".

Oiling a Fascist Coup

Janis Hashe covers the upcoming protests in Richmond and San Ramon that will focus on Chevron’s involvement in Myanmar. ‘The oil and gas industry is partnering with the junta,’ said Nyunt Than, president of the Burmese American Democratic Alliance.

Name Check

In this week's Chronic Town Dan Mitchell delves into the zany and litigious world of cannabis companies stealing from candy makers and confectioners only to pay a heavy price down the road. Taste the lawsuit!

High Jump

Peer-reviewed studies finally bust the ‘lazy-stoner’ stereotype The “stoner” stereotype might be best represented by...

Jim Code

D. Scot Miller chops it up with Oakland's own W. Kamau Bell on his latest episode of CNN's 'United Shades of America" about Afrofuturism, STEM, algorithmic violence, Atlanta's booming tech sector, and how good it feels to be back in The Town.
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