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What to Do When ICE Raids Your Restaurant

How progressive-minded East Bay dining establishments hope to protect their workers in the face of Trump’s deportation threats.

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Eating the Muslim Ban in the East Bay (and Beyond)

Three spots to support.

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Mexican Bartenders in the East Bay Reclaim Tequila

They're the ones doing the most interesting things with Mexico’s most famous spirit.

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The Anti-Sheep Mentality of Alameda's Mama Papa Lithuania

The only Lithuanian restaurant in the West fits in nicely.

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The East Bay’s Lao Restaurant Community Embraces Its ‘Lao-ness’

After two decades under the radar, Lao eateries are coming into their own — and celebrating their fish-sauce funk.

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Leavening the Resistance: Reem's Brings Traditional Arab Bakery to Oakland's Fruitvale

'Food is very part and parcel to people-building movements.'

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The Curious History of the Eritrean and Ethiopian Veggie Combo

Fasting foods, 'chickpea fish,' and East Bay restaurants that are going beyond misir and hamli.

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In Praise of Oakland’s Koreana Plaza

The Telegraph Avenue market is where this Korean American from SoCal goes when he wants a taste of home.

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Hot Shots: East Bay Hot Sauces from All Corners of the Globe

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Traditional Multicultural Dishes (That Just so Happen to Be Vegan) Here in the East Bay

Taqueria La Venganza, Saha in Berkeley, and Juhu Beach Club in Oakland are exciting destinations for vegans that want to be part of the bay’s culinary diversity.

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Tacos Sinaloa in Oakland's Fruitvale: Taco Pioneers

While food trucks come and go, Sinaloa’s roots run deep.

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Peña's Bakery Is The Bread of Life in Oakland's Fruitvale

'You should never stop working, you should always keep your word, and you should save money.'

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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.'

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The Sinister, Evil KKK In Oakland Once Ruled City Hall

The Klan’s incompetent regime started crumbling right away.

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California’s Only Black Whaling Captain, William Shorey, Lived in Oakland

Although Shorey’s descendants no longer live in the historic West Oakland Victorian, the house still stands.

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Preservation Park in Downtown Oakland Is an Oasis

Who says you have to get out of downtown to feel like you’re on vacation?

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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.

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

Developers also nearly turned it into a train depot.

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Biff’s Coffee Shop In Oakland Was Googie Glory

Before it was demolished, the Jetsons-esque building was beloved by generations of Oaklanders.

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The Cemetery-Park: Mountain View Cemetery in Oakland is Also a Killer Spot to Jog

The cemetery and the city have entered into a symbiotic relationship of sorts.

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