East Bayizing the international tradition by which neighbors meet and eat in the moonlight, the Oakland Museum of California (1000 Oak St., Oakland) will hold its weekly night market on Friday: Off the Grid’s gourmet food trucks will offer artisanal local cuisine, with local beer and wine served in the Blue Oak beer garden. A Makers & Tasters discussion will bring together great minds in the brewing and gardening communities. Live music, dance lessons, a DJ, and an LGBT history tour of the museum help guests digest all that stout and kraut.
A free monthly showcase of short films at The New Parkway highlighting films by local filmmakers and community media arts organizations using film and video as part of a commitment to social justice and to tell stories not usually seen or heard.
A lawsuit against an Oakland apartment building owner sheds light on tactics real estate investors use to remove tenants in rent-controlled units — including aggressive evictions and exorbitant rent increases.
For years, Dan Borenstein, an influential columnist and editorial page writer for the Oakland Tribune and the Contra Costa Times, has claimed that public employee pensions are strangling local governments. The problem is: He's wrong.