When the Water Runs Out Eco Watch

When the Water Runs Out

A package of bills now waiting for Governor Jerry Brown's signature would regulate the use of groundwater for the first time in California. But for some residents, it's too late.

Music

Music The San Francisco Electronic Music Festival Corrals Academics, Noise Artists, and Cult Experimentalists

The San Francisco Electronic Music Festival Corrals Academics, Noise Artists, and Cult Experimentalists

Experience the margins of sound at the fifteenth annual fest.

Music Future, Shocked

Future, Shocked

Oakland noise trio Styrofoam Sanchez imagines a grim future with today's waste.

Staff Picks

Downtown Berkeley MusicFest

Various Locations
The Jet Set

The Jet Set

Luka's Taproom & Lounge
Motown on Mondays

Motown on Mondays

The Legionnaire Saloon

Food & Drink

Restaurant Review At Belly in Uptown Oakland, the California-Korean Burrito Comes North

At Belly in Uptown Oakland, the California-Korean Burrito Comes North

Here's hoping fries-in-burritos is a trend that's here to stay.

What the Fork The Latest Trend in High-Class Pork

The Latest Trend in High-Class Pork

Plus, Capone’s Speakeasy owner tries to bite a police officer.

Arts & Culture

Culture Spy Artist Creates Free Store, Art Gallery, and Studio in Oakland

Artist Creates Free Store, Art Gallery, and Studio in Oakland

With Oakland Free UP, Jocelyn Meggait aims to challenge conceptions of capitalism, consumerism, and community.

Visual Art Oakland Artist Ron Weil Evokes Immersive Worlds with Peculiar Techniques

Oakland Artist Ron Weil Evokes Immersive Worlds with Peculiar Techniques

In his Vessel Gallery exhibit, Discovering Uncharted Territories.

Culture Spy The Only Riot Boy

The Only Riot Boy

Brontez Purnell's new illustrated sex memoir involves a long-awaited collaboration between two transgressive local artists

Savage Love
Quick and Dirty

Quick and Dirty

On a cuckolding husband app, premature ejaculation, a pronoun quandary, and the upsides of porn-watching.

Free Will Astrology
Of Volleyballs, Ships, and Jackie Chan

Of Volleyballs, Ships, and Jackie Chan

Horoscopes for the week of September 11-17.

News & Opinion

Feature Capping the Well

Capping the Well

For more than a century, the University of California has maintained extensive ties to the fossil fuel industry. A coalition of students, alumni, and climate scientists is trying to sever those bonds.

News The Trouble with Kaiser's Technology

The Trouble with Kaiser's Technology

Nurses say the healthcare giant's new Oakland Medical Center is plagued by dangerous equipment malfunctions, ineffective communication systems, and chronic understaffing.

Seven Days When Liberals Take Control of Police

When Liberals Take Control of Police

Cops stop shooting people. Political protests end peacefully. And crime drops dramatically. Just ask Richmond.

Letters
Letters for the Week of September 10, 2014

Letters for the Week of September 10, 2014

Readers sound off on life, death and hash browns

Letters
Letters for the Week of September 3, 2014

Letters for the Week of September 3, 2014

Readers sound off on patient care, Ferguson, and wasted water near Lake Merritt

Upcoming Events

The Home [Away From] Home Art Festival @ Eastshore State Park

The Home [Away From] Home Art Festival @ Eastshore State Park

An experimental Pop-Up art project and festival featuring artists from the Ethiopian...
Downtown Berkeley MusicFest @ Various Locations

Downtown Berkeley MusicFest @ Various Locations

w/ Noam Eisen, Emily Day, Pete Madsen, The Parmesans, High Country Bluegass,...
Boeing Boeing @ Altarena Playhouse

Boeing Boeing @ Altarena Playhouse

Self-styled lothario Bernard, has Italian, German, and American fiancees, each a beautiful...

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