Radically Sharing Temescal Feature

Radically Sharing Temescal

A group of artists, hackers, and other creative people have launched Omni Commons, a new community resource center in North Oakland that they hope will be an antidote to gentrification.

Music

Music Jay Stone's Quotidian Rap

Jay Stone's Quotidian Rap

The Oakland emcee partners with Monster Rally on Foreign Pedestrians and Queens D.Light in life.

Music Rapper Tia Nomore Is Ready for Bigger Playgrounds

Rapper Tia Nomore Is Ready for Bigger Playgrounds

The twenty-year-old musician talks about being a Bay Area Freshman, recording her upcoming debut album, and learning to take her talent seriously.

Staff Picks

Final Fantasy

The Golden Bull
Motown on Mondays

Motown on Mondays

The Legionnaire Saloon
The Jet Set

The Jet Set

Luka's Taproom & Lounge

Food & Drink

Restaurant Review Fast Food Doesn't Have to Be a Dirty Word

Fast Food Doesn't Have to Be a Dirty Word

Boss Burger and Farm Burger are reclaiming good, old-fashioned American fast food.

What the Fork Giving the Finger to Yelp

Giving the Finger to Yelp

Plus, Ajuzoun brings Japanese fusion and American steak to the Oakland waterfront.

Arts & Culture

Visual Art Time Made Tangible

Time Made Tangible

Kala Art Institute's Seeing Time – Time Traveller includes the work of Japanese artist Yasuaki Onishi, who drapes hot glue over tree branches to make time visible.

Culture Spy Reclaiming the Lives of Undocumented Queers

Reclaiming the Lives of Undocumented Queers

Local artist and activist Julio Salgado uses bold imagery and humor to document the undocumented.

Visual Art Things Passed Down

Things Passed Down

In Heirloom, artist Bryan Keith Thomas celebrates the black experience through assemblages of antique possessions and historic symbols from the old American South.

Staff Picks

Hick: A Love Story

Berkeley City Club

Our Town

Ashby Stage
Savage Love
So You Wanna Bang a Lady Centaur

So You Wanna Bang a Lady Centaur

A monster of a fetish and how to meet small-town swingers.

Free Will Astrology
Free Will Astrology

Free Will Astrology

Horoscopes for the week of January 22 – 27, 2015.

News & Opinion

News A New Era for Charter Schools?

A New Era for Charter Schools?

Private charter operators could soon take over five struggling schools in Oakland — and reap the benefits of a new parcel tax aimed at boosting public high schools.

Opinion How Fracking Changes Everything

How Fracking Changes Everything

From seismology to geopolitics to Wall Street to major-league sports to the biggest divorce settlement in US history, fracking affects nearly every facet of our lives.

Seven Days It's Time to Raise the State Gas Tax

It's Time to Raise the State Gas Tax

Plunging oil prices have even convinced some Republicans that raising gas taxes to pay for infrastructure and roadway repairs is a good idea.

Letters
Letters for the Week of January 20, 2015

Letters for the Week of January 20, 2015

Readers sound off on healthcare, political will and Lynette Gibson McElhaney.

Letters
Letters for the Week of January 14, 2015

Letters for the Week of January 14, 2015

Readers sound off on the year's best films, Oakland City Council and Spare the Air Days.

Upcoming Events

Old Fashioned Texas Pig Roast @ Smokey J BBQ House

Old Fashioned Texas Pig Roast @ Smokey J BBQ House

Smokey J BBQ restaurant in Berkeley Is holding an Old Fashioned Texas...
Final Fantasy @ The Golden Bull

Final Fantasy @ The Golden Bull

Hick: A Love Story @ Berkeley City Club

Hick: A Love Story @ Berkeley City Club

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