Issue Archive for the Week of Oct 18-24, 2006

News & Opinion

  • Family Affair?
  • Family Affair?

    Lawsuit claims media giant exploits children, and even steals tips from Bay Area news carriers; Charges dropped for Berkeley mayoral candidate who thinks 9/11, OJ Simpson trial were GOP plots.
  • ¡Ask a Mexican!

    "Is it illegal in Mexico to yell out words too loudly, and whistling is a loophole in the law?"

Arts & Culture

  • Cold as Ice
  • Cold as Ice

    NHL 2K7 looks pretty, but fails to light the lamp.


Food & Drink



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Most Popular Stories

  • Gambling with Children

    Kaiser says its new hospital in Oakland offers first-rate services, but critics say the healthcare giant's decision to close pediatric care facilities in the East Bay has had grave consequences.
  • A Flawed Model for Care

    Kaiser Permanente has been held up as a national model for healthcare, but critics contend that it routinely fails to adequately serve patients with mental health problems.
  • Alameda County Public Defender Stands Up for Immigrants

    The office is now just one of a few nationwide to provide free legal representation to undocumented immigrants who can't afford to hire their own attorney.
  • Broken Promises of Oakland Foods Co

    Workers and community activists say the highly anticipated East Oakland grocery store is falling short on its labor commitments and has launched an aggressive anti-union campaign.
  • Oakland’s New Dining Destination

    Plus, California’s olive shortfall and an Oakland chef’s TV debut.

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