Sep 19, 2023

Homegrown Groovin’

Introducing the Brodies and their unique style—R&Bay. This island-influenced Bay Area supergroup includes Oakland’s Adrian Marcel and Vallejo’s CRSB, a.k.a. Chris Ramos and Sonny B. These fellas will take the stage and vibe with JBoog for San Jose’s Music in the Park this weekend, and at the UC Theatre...
Sep 12, 2023

Long Strange Trip

Aug 30, 2023


Officer fired for killing Sean Monterrosa is reinstated The officer who was fired for shooting and killing a man during George Floyd protests in Vallejo in 2020 could get his job back after prevailing in arbitration. Michael Rains, attorney...
Aug 30, 2023

Town Biz

Oakland residents defend city amid rise in crime, political backlash Despite a resurgence of political bashing of their city over rising petty crime, residents and criminal justice researchers say a sudden crime wave is no reason to devalue...
Aug 23, 2023

Liquid Life

‘Water Is Sacred’ at ACCI Gallery  Playwright Rajiv Joseph wrote, “All water is holy water.” Susanna Lamaina, curator of the juried photography exhibition opening Sept. 1 at the ACCI Gallery in Berkeley, would agree. She proposed the theme...
Aug 16, 2023

Beyond the Walls

Strip searches for prison visitors enacted Renee Espinoza thought her first strip search at the hands of a California correctional officer would be her last. It happened during a visit to Centinela State Prison to see her incarcerated...
Aug 9, 2023

Bridge the Gap

Cal State lags on key graduation and equity goals California State University is not on pace to meet its own goals for increasing graduation rates by 2025 and continues to be challenged by racial achievement gaps, according to...
Aug 2, 2023

Limits of Control

Culture wars in school boards call for state intervention Last week’s tussles between state officials and a pair of Southern California school boards may have died down, but they threw a spotlight on deeper tensions over who makes...
Jul 26, 2023


California’s new mental health crisis line sees a surge in calls California made it easier to call for help a year ago when it launched a simplified mental health crisis hotline: By dialing three digits—988—anyone can get in...
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