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Can I Recycle That?

A guide to properly sorting your waste and avoiding the most frequent — and environmentally harmful — mistakes.

SUSTAINABLE LIVING

Organic Energy

Sustainably grown food can be expensive, but people buy it because it's better for the environment. Perhaps it's time to start thinking about energy efficiency in the same away.

SUSTAINABLE LIVING

Dieting for Drought

Agriculture researchers and water policy analysts weigh in on the pros and cons of altering your eating habits to conserve water during the drought.

SUSTAINABLE LIVING

Can I Recycle That?

A guide to properly sorting your waste and avoiding the most frequent — and environmentally harmful — mistakes.

SUSTAINABLE LIVING

Crop of Dreams

Sunol AgPark has become a thriving center for the East Bay's sustainable farming community.

SUSTAINABLE LIVING

Priceless Drips

The drought doesn't mean you have to stop growing your own fruits and vegetables. A drip irrigation system will help you conserve water and labor.

SUSTAINABLE LIVING

How To Grow Organic Pot

Tips for harvesting your own sustainably grown medical weed.

SUSTAINABLE LIVING

Swarm Mentality

Bee swarms can be sweet — for humans and bees alike.

NEWS

NEWS

Blight for Profit

The number of street-corner donation boxes owned by companies that engage in shady practices has risen quickly in Oakland, and critics say they've become a magnet for illegal dumping.

SEVEN DAYS

A Rough Time for Quan

The mayor has suffered several setbacks in the last few weeks, and if the trend continues, her chances of reelection look dim.

NEWS

Why Gentrification Is Not Inevitable

A new much-publicized report on displacement in Oakland and San Francisco also provides a roadmap for how to stop things from getting worse.

OPINION

Oyster Company's Appeal Is a Sham

The company’s petition to the US Supreme Court to keep operating in Point Reyes National Seashore is full of false statements and exaggerations.

ECO WATCH

An Environmental Use for Drones

Last week, environmentalists, scientists, and techies teamed up to explore using aerial drones to collect ecological data that can otherwise be difficult to obtain.

LETTERS

Letters for the Week of April 16

Readers sound off on Berkeley's Peer Assistance and Review program, Neill Sullivan's investments in Oakland, and free music.

CORRECTIONS

Corrections for the Week of April 16

The number of affordable housing units that the Center for Investigative Reporting attributed to Richmond Village. Plus, clarifications on Thomas Steyer's investment in Neill Sullivan's REO Homes fund and Berkeley's parking plan.

FOOD & DRINK

RESTAURANT REVIEW

Say Hello to Tashi Delek

At this cozy El Cerrito restaurant, you'll find Indian chaat, Nepalese momos, and Tibetan salted butter tea.

WHAT THE FORK

Vegan Recipes of the African Diaspora

Bryant Terry's new cookbook goes beyond African-American cooking traditions. Plus, KronnerBurger's rumored location, and the return of The Golden Bull.

MUSIC

MUSIC

More Stages for East Bay Bands at Oakland Drops Beats Music Crawl

The free, all-ages music crawl will take over downtown with 25 local acts at a range of unconventional venues.

MUSIC

Vinyl's Vibrant Past

A new exhibit at the Oakland Museum of California explores our culture's fascination with records.

ARTS & CULTURE

CULTURE SPY

Pots of Patronage

Lexa Walsh runs a micro-funding dinner series called Oakland Stock that supports artists by selling soup.

THEATER

Theater Review: Aurora Theatre Company's 'Wittenberg'

Come for the literary references, stay for the poop jokes.

SAVAGE LOVE

Girls

What to do about jealous boyfriends, insecure boyfriends, and flirty boyfriends.

Theater & Dance Picks

Lecture & Lit Picks

MOVIES

MOVIE REVIEW

Under the Skin

You're new here, aren'tcha?

MOVIE REVIEW

Watermark

Thirsty planet.

ONE-NIGHT STANDS

One-Night Stands

Repertory film listings for the week of April 17-23, 2014.

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Special Reports

Sustainable Living 2014

Everything you need to know about energy efficiency, recycling, sustainable farming, organic pot, and more.

Taste, Spring 2014

Everything you need to know about dining in and out in the East Bay.

Most Popular Stories

  • Why Gentrification Is Not Inevitable

    A new much-publicized report on displacement in Oakland and San Francisco also provides a roadmap for how to stop things from getting worse.
  • Vegan Recipes of the African Diaspora

    Bryant Terry's new cookbook goes beyond African-American cooking traditions. Plus, KronnerBurger's rumored location, and the return of The Golden Bull.
  • A Rough Time for Quan

    The mayor has suffered several setbacks in the last few weeks, and if the trend continues, her chances of reelection look dim.
  • How To Grow Organic Pot

    Tips for harvesting your own sustainably grown medical weed.
  • Blight for Profit

    The number of street-corner donation boxes owned by companies that engage in shady practices has risen quickly in Oakland, and critics say they've become a magnet for illegal dumping.

BIG WOW! COMIC FEST RETURNS TO SAN JOSE ON MAY 17 & 18!!!

Big Wow! Comic Fest - the Bay Area's biggest and best Comic-Con - returns to the San Jose Convention Center …

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ALI ABUNIMAH BERKELEY BOOK RELEASE: The Battle for Justice in Palestine!

Ali Abunimah's new book, The Battle for Justice in Palestine, begins "The Palestinians are winning." Columbia University professor Joseph Massad …

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East Bay Goodwill Spring Fling Sale!

Come see what's popping up during our Spring Fling Sale at any of our 28 East Bay locations! All apparel …

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