Berkeley

15 May 2019

For Some, the Choice Is RV Dwelling or the Street

With people struggling to survive in the Bay Area, more and more have turned to living in vehicles, RVs or cars, but many cities are turning them away. Poverty is unattractive to the fortunate few who can afford mortgages or soaring rent. Tech bros don’t want the inconvenience of stepping

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17 Apr 2019

Daniel’s Caribbean Kitchen Plants Brick-and-Mortar Roots in Oakland

The tale of Daniel’s Caribbean Kitchen is the food love story we so desperately need. It seems each week brings another reason to mourn around the Bay Area. Losses of longstanding restaurants, bars, thrift stores, book shops, etc. come in rapid succession on either side of the bridge—one after another,

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13 Mar 2019

Ubuntu Theater Project Goes Underground With Year-Round Shows

Ubuntu is more than just a word, its an African philosophy inspired by connection between humans. “Ubuntu: I am a person through other people. My humanity is tied to yours. I am because we are.” The Ubuntu Theater Project is founded on that philosophy, as is explained in detail on

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13 Feb 2019

We wanna send you plus one to see Noise Pop Presents: Prince Nokia!

Destiny Nicole Frasqueri (born June 14, 1992), better known by her stage name Princess Nokia is an American rapper of Afro-Puerto Rican descent. She began gaining online attention through songs such as “G.O.A.T” and “Tomboy”, releasing her mixtape 1992 Deluxe in September 2017. Saturday, March 2, 2019 | The UC

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31 Jan 2019

Eat Tamales and Support Low-Income Service Workers

Calling on all tamale-loving do-gooders! If you hurry, you can check off your good deed for the day and score some delicious tamales in time for Sunday’s game. Western Service Workers Association is hosting a “Winter Survival Campaign” to raise money for low-income service workers and their families. You can

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30 Jan 2019

We wanna send you and a friend to see LUKAS GRAHAM!

GRAMMY Award-nominated multiplatinum Lukas Graham will embark on a 2019 U.S. tour, in support of the forthcoming album, 3 (The Purple Album). Hailing from Christiania, an autonomous, artistic community in the center of Copenhagen, Lukas Graham developed his natural talent for honest and gritty songwriting and quickly captivated the European

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10 Jan 2019

Weekly news: Trash Collection, Budget Proposals, Doorbell Lickers and Two Oracles?

We can talk about the creepy news out of Arizona, Super Bowl (cough, stupid, cough), and the awesome benefits from the new police record transparency laws another another day. We’re focusing this week on three very strange but very real headlines involving doorbells, dead robots and jacket munchers; two horrible

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09 Jan 2019

The East Bay Is Invading a Hesitant Hollywood

The 76th Golden Globe Awards aired Sunday night and reports indicate (full disclosure: I had zero interest in watching) the evening was full of scandal, awkwardness and some Fiji Water girl photo bomb situation – really nothing out of the ordinary for an event where Hollywood elite gather to congratulate

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