Thousands of teachers began an official strike Thursday over a raft of disputes with the Oakland Unified School District. Officials with the Oakland Education Association, the union which represents OUSD teachers and support staff, declared the strike after the release of an independent fact-finding report six days ago. Citing a
Worth the Hype? is a column by longtime food and drink writer Geri Koeppel, who will check out bars and restaurants (some new, others popular or exceptional in some way) on her own dime and tell you whether she thinks they’re worth the hype or not. The deciding factor: Whether she’d go back and spend money again. She might not be exactly broke-ass, but she’s definitely cheap-ass and doesn’t put up with a rip-off.
Gia welcomed me into the room. Spell candles flickered, and I could smell flowers and dried sweet grass burning. Honey soaked words dripped from her mouth, asking me how my day was while she purred over my 6-month pregnant belly. When Gia speaks, it feels like you and she are the only people in existence.
Tuesday night rock shows can be exhausting to attend, even if it’s one of your favorite bands. Vundabar, an indie rock band who drove from their Boston home, through all the snow and blizzards the country has thrown at them over the last few weeks, have actually played in SF
The Mowgli’s are four kids from the San Fernando and a couple of midwesterners. They’re a quintessential California band. Inspired by the magnetism of San Francisco, the grind of Los Angeles and the serenity of the Big Sur Coast, their songs are a joyous revival of rock n’ roll, a
There are some big names in Oakland right now. Barack Obama, Stephen Curry, John Legend, Ryan Coogler, Michael B. Jordan and Karamo Brown are just a sampling of the long list of successful black men participating in the three-day MBK Rising event spawned by an Obama Foundation initiative dubbed My
Comedian/actor/writer Brian Posehn always has a full plate in front of him. He is constantly touring as a stand-up comedian in the best comedy clubs and rock venues in the country. 2013 marked the release of his first hour long special, The Fartist, through Netflix. Brian is currently co-writing Deadpool for Marvel