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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 for the Week of July 27, 2016

Letters for the Week of July 27, 2016

Readers sound off on eating dogs (or not) and the city's leak-stopping strategy.

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.

Arts & Culture

Culture Spy Nick Mamatas Tweaks the Lovecraft Legacy

Nick Mamatas Tweaks the Lovecraft Legacy

A new novel by the Berkeley author remixes the work of "pulp-writer, racist, and weirdo" H.P. Lovecraft.

Art Pick Boom: The Art of Resistance

Boom: The Art of Resistance

Random Parts.

Performance Pick Muffled Corners

Muffled Corners

Berkeley City Ballet.

Staff Picks

Altered State: Marijuana in California

Oakland Museum of California

Friday Nights at OMCA

Oakland Museum of California
Friday Night Launch

Friday Night Launch

Launching Pad
Savage Love
Interabang

Interabang

Are intersex people obligated to disclose?

Free Will Astrology

Free Will Astrology:

Horoscopes for the week of July 28–August 3.

Music

Music Spray Tan Schools Us on Shameless, Genderqueer Slutrock

Spray Tan Schools Us on Shameless, Genderqueer Slutrock

Oakland punk trio Spray Tan subverts heteronormativity by proudly being themselves.

Music Sharmi Basu Is Decolonizing Noise

Sharmi Basu Is Decolonizing Noise

The Oakland electronic artist, who performs as Beast Nest, fosters inclusivity in underground circles that too often recreate the values and power dynamics they claim to reject.

Staff Picks
Motown on Mondays

Motown on Mondays

The Legionnaire Saloon

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

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