Stay Trippin’

Black speculative writer, Ayize Jama-Everett, best known for his Liminal Wars Trilogy, premiers with the East Bay Express with an article about the Oakland Hyphae Psilocybin Cup, which not only dredges up memories of Aldous Huxley’s The Doors of Perception and the questionable authenticity of Carlos Castaneda’s Don Juan, but makes us even more excited and engaged with our special issue on Afrofuturism, slated for May 12th.

Quarantine Pay

Alameda County, California, home to more than 1 million residents and the city of Oakland, is hoping to flatten the curve with innovative, and cautiously optimistic, plans for vaccines and re-opening. This summer the county announced a pilot program to pay residents who are Covid-positive to self-isolate.

Whose Richmond?

Janis Hashe covers the continuing struggle of nature preservation in and around Point Molate

Defunding Fear

“It’s incredibly important timing because we have a national call and awakening around safety and justice,” says Zach Norris, speaking on his book "Defund Fear".

Love at Second Sight

After 36 years of divorce, my parents got married again. Up until the day...

Where Do We Go From Here?

As we enter 2021, we ride a teeter totter of choice. Will we, in...

The Fig Collectors

We pedal our bikes through a gray industrial neighborhood in San Rafael, past warehouses,...

Powering the Polls

Over the last four years, the word unprecedented has been called into action so...

This Land is Your Land

Pre-pandemic, the story of unhoused Oakland mothers and their children calling themselves "Moms4Housing" and...

East Oakland is Bay Area’s worst coronavirus hot spot.

Our sense of shame is in short supply. As of Tuesday, the coronavirus pandemic had...

Prop the Vote: A cheat sheet to California’s statewide...

Issues proposed in California's statewide ballot measures can sometimes be as opaque as they...

Lashing Out

One might think an arts festival in its third year would have a hard...

How to Halloween during Covid-19

There is a sidewalk-lined stretch of street in Oakland’s hilly Upper Rockridge neighborhood that...

Refineries Renewed

Residents of East Bay refinery communities, public officials and environmental organizations had mixed reactions...
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