Oakland

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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07 Jan 2019

The Lake City Book Launch w/ Broke-Ass Stuart

In the last blue-collar neighborhood in 2001 boomtown Seattle, idealistic but self-serving striver, Lane Bueche, licks his wounds and schemes how to win back his estranged wife and her trust fund. Contracted by a wealthy adoptive couple to seduce and sabotage a troubled birth mother from his neighborhood, Lane soon

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03 Jan 2019

NEW YEAR, MORE BAY AREA ART EVENTS

Did you make a resolution to be more creative in 2019?  Start the year off right by attending an arts-related event that you wouldn’t normally go to, even if that event happens to be a party!  From DIY taxidermy to shibari (yes, the bondage practice), the Bay Area continues to

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02 Jan 2019

Guns Are for Self-Defense, Not Celebration

Let’s start with the good news: A 6-year-old girl is in stable condition. The bad news: A 6-year-old girl ended up with a bullet in her head to begin with! The child was at a New Year’s Eve party with family on the 9600 block of Thermal Street in Oakland

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02 Jan 2019

Oscar Grant, 10 Years Later: “Gone But Not Forgotten”

His name has become nationally synonymous with the emergence of the Black Lives Matter movement. The image is now iconic: a young black man with a great smile and a black beanie. His story has been retold in sidewalk conversations, in small bars, on the big screen and covered by

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19 Dec 2018

Ghost Ship: Demolition and a Long December

Wednesday’s news that the Ghost Ship warehouse may be soon headed for demolition prolongs an already emotional month for the family and friends of the 36 people who died there. Dec. 2 marked the two-year anniversary of the Oakland warehouse tragedy that has become simply known as the Ghost Ship

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15 Dec 2018

Win the Oakland & Berkeley Coffee Passport!

Step into a world of adventure with the Oakland & Berkeley Coffee Passport. There’s no better way to explore The East Bay than to literally drink it in. This passport is amazing, you get 20 coffees drinks at 20 of the East Bay’s best cafes for only $30. The only way it

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