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May 18, 2022

Come for the Salsa, Stay for the Climate: Berkeley’s Farmers’ Market Salsa Festival gets...

Cue the marimbas! After two years of pandemic-mandated cancellations, dancing, food and eco-consciousness will samba back on May 21, as the Farmers’ Market Salsa Festival returns to Berkeley’s Martin Luther King Jr. Civic Park. Created in 2018 by the Berkeley Ecology Center as a way to blend healthy outdoor activities and...
May 11, 2022

End the Culture Wars: Putin’s war will not be on the ballot, but democracy...

Historical memory can fade over time. Born in 1942, I've watched it happen.  We lost sight of the cruelty of fascism and authoritarian rule and how indispensable free democratic societies are to world peace and well being. Over...
May 4, 2022

Justice in Hemp: New York Indigenous tribe learns from Oakland

Hemp has always been of the land. So too have been the tribes across the American continents who tended and partook of the bounty for millennia. After a little interruption called colonization, it's time to put hands...
May 4, 2022

Assessing Bad Behavior: Floy Andrews mounts campaign against Contra Costa County’s ‘Bad Boy’

For Floy Andrews, her master of science degree in bioethics from Columbia University is as important as her 15 years as an attorney in her quest to become Contra Costa County’s next assessor. This makes sense, since the...
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May 4, 2022

​Musk Worries Poll Voters: Power Poll also finds broad support to ban sales of...

Almost 70% of voters in the latest Oakland Power Poll expressed concern about Elon Musk’s successful offer to acquire Twitter, with many more respondents favoring content moderation over uncontrolled free speech. Here are the specific questions and responses...
Apr 27, 2022

Plan Ahead: Macrodosing, brought to you by … um, I forget

“Go, go, hit it,” were the last sober words I was to hear that night. It was 4/20 and the Barbary Coast lounge in SOMA was bumpin’. Vendors set up to impart the differentiated knowledge unique to their...
Apr 27, 2022

Planting Justice: Sobrante Park neighbors work together

Sobrante Park is the kind of neighborhood families stay in for generations. It’s the right kind of place for a project like the Planting Justice nursery, an attempt to tap the deep roots of the community to...
Apr 27, 2022

Hi, Honey, I’m Home: East Bay beekeepers say home is where the hive is

When English wildlife photographer Martin Dohrn’s documentary, My Garden of a Thousand Bees, aired in 2021, it wasn’t just the existing backyard beekeeping community that was abuzz. Watching Dohrn, homebound like everyone else during the height of the...
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