Local Legends

18 Jun 2018

Oakland Mayor’s Race: The Evolution of Cat Brooks

Cat Brooks laughs a little when she says that Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf once had her arrested. Now she wants her job. Cat Brooks knows the city of Oakland. She was on the front lines with Black Lives Matter. She marched relentlessly through the streets to protest police brutality as

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14 Jun 2018

Bay Area News this Week – June 14, 2018: Mayors, joggers, a big-ass block party and goodbye to Bourdain

First and foremost, Oakland may have just had it’s best week, ever! San Francisco got a new mayor, “Jogger Joe” goes to jail and we reflect on what Bourdain meant to the Bay. Here goes…

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13 Jun 2018

Warriors Parade: The team brought the win, fans brought the joy

Tuesday was pretty damn near perfect in downtown Oakland at 73 degrees when the Town came out in blue and gold force to welcome their back-to-back champions home. Most reports anticipated a crowd size of about 1 million fans. The sardine-packed parade route and 30-minute lines at BART ticketing machines

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08 Jun 2018

Me and Bourdain

I only met Anthony Bourdain twice. We weren’t friends, we didn’t hang out, he probably didn’t even remember me at all. That said, he had a tremendous impact on my life. At a point where my career was just really starting to blossom he inspired me to do things my

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31 May 2018

Racists, local Music legends and LeBron…again: News for week of May 31, 2018

This week harnesses all the uncertainty of negotiations with North Korea and a stock market tanking over the threat of new sanctions, but we’re pretty clear on a few things: racists, basketball, Puerto Rico and righteous love for Tower of Power. Racists and the “in” crowd Far be it for

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03 May 2018

Herman Dune’s Sweet Thursday Celebrates Southern CA

Herman Dune’s first album in 7 years is a tribute to Southern California that will make you fall in love with the west coast all over again.   David Ivar  has spent most of their life on the road performing under pseudonym, “Herman Dune”. Dune hit the ground running – bringing

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01 Mar 2018

A Beautiful, Black Panther, Thank You Letter from its Director

Director Ryan Googler’s thank-you letter to Black Panther fans is a beautiful, heart-warming, hopeful end to Black History Month

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19 Feb 2018

Pagan Matchmaking Takes East Bay by Storm in Happy Forever

Spy Emerson: performance artist, salacious sex goddess and owner/purveyor of the infamous Hook-Up Truck, adorned the stage of Albany’s historic Ivy Room Monday, for an iterative performance of Happy Forever, her vaudevillian, burlesque-esque variety-and-game show of sin, surrealism and surprise. Happy Forever has taken numerous shapes and forms over its 20-year

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