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News City Forcing West Oakland’s Alliance Metals to Close on August 20, But Supporters Argue Recyclers Have No Safety Net

City Forcing West Oakland’s Alliance Metals to Close on August 20, But Supporters Argue Recyclers Have No Safety Net

Oakland officials, neighbors call the decades-old center a nuisance. Advocates worry customers will soon be the latest victims of gentrification.

News Beyond Cap-and-Trade: Many Environmentalists Say California Will Improve Climate Policy If It Reduces Emissions at Source

Beyond Cap-and-Trade: Many Environmentalists Say California Will Improve Climate Policy If It Reduces Emissions at Source

Gov. Jerry Brown has so far been unable to muster two-thirds of state legislators to vote to extend the program beyond its current 2020 expiration.

News Survivor, Oakland City Hall: Power Struggle Led to Expulsion of City Clerk from Closed Session

Survivor, Oakland City Hall: Power Struggle Led to Expulsion of City Clerk from Closed Session

Her removal fuels controversy, division among staff, councilmembers.

Letters
Letters of the Week of July 20, 2016

Letters of the Week of July 20, 2016

Readers sound off about Black lives and eucalyptus.

Letters
Letters for the Week of July 6, 2016

Letters for the Week of July 6, 2016

Readers sound off about oil and OPD.

Arts & Culture

Culture Spy Ari Fitz, Androgynous Icon

Ari Fitz, Androgynous Icon

The Bay Area native is changing the fashion blogging world by breaking down the gender binary.

Visual Art <b><i>Oakland, I want you to know...</i></b> Opens at Oakland Museum of California

Oakland, I want you to know... Opens at Oakland Museum of California

Exhibit amplifies the conversation around gentrification and asks viewers to participate.

Theater Cal Shakes' 'Fences,' a Matriarchal Triumph

Cal Shakes' 'Fences,' a Matriarchal Triumph

The production of August Wilson’s celebrated play centers actor Margo Hall with a standout performance.

Staff Picks

Be Live About It

Woods Bar & Brewery

Altered State: Marijuana in California

Oakland Museum of California

Friday Nights at OMCA

Oakland Museum of California
Savage Love
Three Peters

Three Peters

One that's probably lying, one that wants your dick, and one that's secretly kinky.

Free Will Astrology

Free Will Astrology

Horoscopes for the week of July 21–27.

Movies

Movie Review 'The Innocents' and the Damned

'The Innocents' and the Damned

French-Polish war story with a disturbing twist.

Movie Review To the Woodman, re: <i>Caf&eacute; Society</i>

To the Woodman, re: Café Society

Woody Allen's latest has more writing problems than usual.

Music

Music Miserable Indulges in Melancholia

Miserable Indulges in Melancholia

Kristina Esfandriari channels feelings of grief and heartbreak into gorgeous, atmospheric rock on Uncontrollable, her debut album as Miserable.

Music All Hail Jasmine Infiniti, the Self-Proclaimed Queen of Hell

All Hail Jasmine Infiniti, the Self-Proclaimed Queen of Hell

The DJ is taking over the Bay Area's underground nightlife scene, and carving out safe spaces for trans women to celebrate themselves in the process.

Staff Picks
Motown on Mondays

Motown on Mondays

The Legionnaire Saloon

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Summer Guide 2016

Your definitive guide to summertime entertainment, outings, eating, drinking, and more.

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