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Jun 7, 2023

Fluid Flourish

Owners of Oakland’s legendary Port Bar take the party to the next level Thank goodness when Richard Fuentes and Sean Sullivan ran roughly seven years ago for election to Oakland city government positions, they lost. What was arguably bad for the world of politics and misfortune for the roughly 440,000...
May 31, 2023

Spirited Stories

May 24, 2023

Meklit’s World

May 17, 2023

Through the Fire

May 17, 2023

Dam Fine

East Bay MUD’s 100 years of a whole lotta water Turn on the tap and water gushes out, for washing hands, doing dishes or watering plants. But it wasn’t always that easy for East Bay residents. On May...
May 10, 2023

Food Is Fun

Cookbooks, classes and camps for the perfect culinary summer From novice, clumsy kitchen explorers, to kids hungering to use their own hands to make oodles of noodles or pizzas from around the world, to master chefs shoring up...
May 3, 2023

Pushed Out

The last days of Wood Street Commons from the people who lived there On Monday, April 10, metal-jawed earth movers began piling the belongings and refuse of 60 unhoused Oakland residents into garbage trucks. Their encampment, called Wood...
Apr 26, 2023

Making Moves

The 2023 Bay Area Dance Week is cause for wide-spread respect and exuberant celebration Busting out the best moves and music beyond bedrooms, kitchens, backyards and the internet—space restrictions enforced by the pandemic due to public health safety...
Apr 19, 2023

High Hopes

Element 7 enters Montclair Village appealing to the coffee shop crowd Representing victory, and in several ways validation of a robust, reliably replicable business model and tightly curated product line, Element 7 won approval and will in approximately...
Apr 12, 2023

Native Son

In his latest book, Oakland writer Keenan Norris journeys to the Windy City in search of his roots Bay Area-based novelist, essayist and scholar Keenan Norris’ new book, Chi Boy: Native Sons and Chicago Reckonings, tells the story...
Apr 5, 2023

Find Your Muse

East Bay museums are for everyone Think museums are dusty old collections of boring stuff? That would be…completely wrong. The East Bay brims with lovingly curated places, celebrating everything from bugs to video games to vintage planes, and,...
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