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May 28, 2024

Summer Fun Means Festivals, Films and More

This summer, the weekends are packed and the Bay is brimming with ways to gather and get inspired to eat, imbibe and dance the night away. This guide offers a fest, a fair or a celebration for everyone, from friends and families to pets and neighbors. Once it all...
Clio's Books Organized by History of Ideas
May 14, 2024

Clio’s Books Organized by History of Ideas

There is a moment in the movie American Fiction that Timothy Don references. This came up in conversation about his interesting organizing style for Clio’s, the bookstore-bar which he owns.  It’s the moment where Theolonious “Monk” Ellison (Jeffrey...
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 coal, are far from over. This despite a fight that extends back at...
Policing Pollution Faces Delays
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May 7, 2024

Policing Pollution Faces Delays

Under a historic settlement with the Bay Area Air Quality Management District (BAAQMD), Chevron recently cleared all 678 of the air pollution infractions that had been pending against its Richmond refinery. With the settlement, BAAQMD, the regional agency...
Zaytoon Celebrates Palestinian Roots
May 7, 2024

Zaytoon Celebrates Palestinian Roots

In 2016, Zaytoon Restaurant opened to expand people’s conception of what Middle Eastern dining can be. In the years since, the tastefully decorated Albany mainstay has achieved much more than just delicious plates. It is a display...
Palestinian Pride Expressed Through Coffee and Cuisine
Apr 30, 2024

Palestinian Pride Expressed Through Coffee and Cuisine

For diasporic communities everywhere, food is a love language. Now six months into Israel’s latest attack on Gaza, Palestinians in Gaza and surrounding occupied territories remain without steady access to food, water and electricity. Instead of turning to...
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, birds, reptiles, amphibians, guinea pigs, rats, mice, hamsters, turtles and chinchillas are among...
Dog-Friendly Dining and Cat Cafes in Honor of Pet Week
Apr 30, 2024

Dog-Friendly Dining and Cat Cafes in Honor of Pet Week

If one’s best buddy is a furry, ball-chasing bundle of energy commonly known as “my dog,” and one’s appetite leans to beer, burgers and beyond, the East Bay responds. Or let’s say a person wakes up one...
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