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Lake Merritt's Weird, Polluted — And Stinky — Legacy

Lake Merritt's Weird, Polluted — And Stinky — Legacy

Developers also nearly turned it into a train depot.

Oakland’s Most Iconic Tree Is Named After A Socialist Firebrand: Jack London (Of Course)

Oakland’s Most Iconic Tree Is Named After A Socialist Firebrand: Jack London (Of Course)

Oak trees allowed native Ohlone people to exist on this land for thousands of years without agriculture.

Albany Bulb: A Landfill Turned Art Gallery Turned Environmental Preserve

Albany Bulb: A Landfill Turned Art Gallery Turned Environmental Preserve

'We don’t want it smoothed over and turned into a lawn or into a conventional park.'

News & Opinion

News Bay Area Might Adopt World’s First Regional Oil-Refinery Emissions Caps

Bay Area Might Adopt World’s First Regional Oil-Refinery Emissions Caps

Gov. Brown's administration poised to take official position on proposal, which could stop Canadian tar sands from coming into local refineries. But that position is uncertain.

News Berkeley's Special City Council Election Zeroes In On Housing, Homelessness Issues

Berkeley's Special City Council Election Zeroes In On Housing, Homelessness Issues

Voters will chime in on a special election this month.

News 'A Modern Day Ruin': A Writer On His Visits to the Ghost Ship Site

'A Modern Day Ruin': A Writer On His Visits to the Ghost Ship Site

The neighborhood also has now become a place of pilgrimage.

Letters
Letters for the Week of February 22, 2017

Letters for the Week of February 22, 2017

Readers sound off about awards and immigration court.

Letters
Letters for the Week of February 8, 2017

Letters for the Week of February 8, 2017

Readers sound off about about Uber.

Music

Show Preview Vince Staples at Fox Theatre

Vince Staples at Fox Theatre

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Music Eli's Mile High Club in West Oakland Celebrates Its Blues Legacy This Weekend

Eli's Mile High Club in West Oakland Celebrates Its Blues Legacy This Weekend

Fillmore Slim and Bobbie Webb bring their Legends of the Blues Review will showcase musicians who cut their teeth at Eli's.

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Disturbing the Peace @ Rialto Cinemas Elmwood

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Arts + Design Mondays: Technology, Race, Popular Culture: Jenna Wortham and Nadia Ellis in Conversation @ BAMPFA

Jenna Wortham writes about technology and culture for the New York Times,...
Subversive Lives: A Family Memoir of the Marcos Years @ Eastwind Books of Berkeley

Subversive Lives: A Family Memoir of the Marcos Years @ Eastwind Books of Berkeley

From the 1960s to the 1990s, seven members of the Quimpo family...

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