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Passing the Green Torch: Pivoting and repurposing at Bay...

As a fourth-grader, Bay Area Green Tours Founding Executive Director Marissa LaMagna attended a...

Here Comes the Sun: California’s attempt to transition to...

As increasing wildfires, floods and droughts continue to convince most people of the need...

How Green Is My Castle: Home decor and design...

Beyond the “color of the year” or “make the home office a focal point,”...

Reopen the World: Gift picks for travel and yoga

Gifts for the 2022 Traveler Not everyone is ready to get back out on the...

High Stakes: The movement for a countywide drilling ban...

In May 2020, when Brentwood resident Jovita Mendoza learned of a new proposal to...

Truth to Power: Congresswoman Barbara Lee speaks on her...

Lou Fancher talks with Congresswoman Barbara Lee in this week's feature. "During a 40-minute conversation, Lee focuses almost entirely on people other than herself. Perhaps she’s simply a pro at political 'we-speak,' but her words lend credence to the 'Barbara Lee Speaks for Me' slogan."

The United Nations of 14th Street: It may not...

"A few years ago, 14th Street and its immediate proximity didn’t have much variety or versatility in terms of food options. There was a decent deli—since closed—on the corner of Franklin, a McDonald’s on Jackson, the Subway and not much else. Anyone who wanted some pizzazz with their meal had to venture into Chinatown or elsewhere downtown. That’s all changed in recent years." Eric K. Arnold notes the differences in this week's feature.

Flame and Fortune: It’s trees vs. fire in an...

"Trees provide shade during heat waves, sequester CO2, filter groundwater and have shown to reverse desertification in Burkina Faso. Yet approaching the 30th Anniversary of the Tunnel fire—that’s the state’s name of the 1991 Oakland and Berkeley Hills fire—many trees, to some survivors, are the adversary," writes AJ Fish in this illuminating news feature.

Culture Takes the Lake: Lakeshore bustles back thanks in...

"The resurgence of Black-owned small businesses in Grand Lake might seem like an aberration or a triumph, depending on perspective," writes Eric K. Arnold for this week's Feature, "It’s actually a testament to cultural resilience."

Best Foot Forward: Renegade Running fosters community

Sasha Weilbaker reports on Renegade Running,which opened its retail location on Grand Avenue in June of last year, and describes itself as both a running store and a running community that “strives to make running an inclusive experience for all across race, gender, and physical ability.”.

The East Bay Permanent Real Estate Cooperative reimagines ownership...

Lou Fancher covers The East Bay Permanent Real Estate Cooperative. "The critical part of wealth building in resource-starved communities is permanence," said Noni Sessions. "That’s the concept that EB PREC is advancing: acting as the first entity to create access to the land inter-generationally and protect it in permanence.".

Comedy Comeback

In this week's Feature, Janis Hashe celebrates the return of live comedy shows to the East Bay with a round-up of places that are reopening to put mirth back in business.

Green Is a Process

In this week's cover story, Janis Hashe explores the innovative ways the East Bay has found in imprinting and maintaining a green footprint, from free solar panels to food sustainability.

Whole Lotta Makin’ Goin’ On

In this week's cover story, Janis Hashe runs down the fun, funky, and practical crafts of the East Bay's top artisans, providing a list of some of the most innovative and useful items human hands can create.
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