Tuesday’s Briefing: Crews Comb Fire Wreckage for Victims; Five Firefighters Injured in Santa Cruz Mountains Blaze News

Tuesday’s Briefing: Crews Comb Fire Wreckage for Victims; Five Firefighters Injured in Santa Cruz Mountains Blaze

Plus, Alameda’s city attorney to commission independent probe of alleged council interference in fire chief controversy.

News & Opinion

Legalization Nation Warehouse Weed Farming in Richmond's Wild West

Warehouse Weed Farming in Richmond's Wild West

The city's complicated and sticky process for licensing cannabis grows has prompted many cultivators to remain in the shadows.

News Activists Hasten Oakland's Slow-Moving Plans to Permit Homeless Encampments

Activists Hasten Oakland's Slow-Moving Plans to Permit Homeless Encampments

City officials took 22 months to propose three sites for sanctioned homeless encampments, and they recently offered one to some of their biggest critics — activists from The Village.

Feature Watching the Watchdog

Watching the Watchdog

Since Brenda Roberts became Oakland city auditor in 2015, productivity has plummeted, and ex-employees say the office has been wracked by a culture of abuse.

Arts & Culture

Arts Feature At Manarchy, Male Strippers and Social Subversion Get Weird with Each Other

At Manarchy, Male Strippers and Social Subversion Get Weird with Each Other

The all-male burlesque show offers an alternative perspective on societal expectations of men.

Arts Feature OMCA's Days of the Dead Exhibit Mourns Loved Ones, Ghost Ship, and the Election

OMCA's Days of the Dead Exhibit Mourns Loved Ones, Ghost Ship, and the Election

The exhibit provides space to celebrate and grieve.

Staff Picks

Blasted

Shotgun Players
Autumn Lights Festival

6th Annual Autumn Lights Festival

The Gardens at Lake Merritt
Savage Love
Dan Savage:When Parents and  Children Discover Kinks

Dan Savage:When Parents and Children Discover Kinks

It's Not The End of The World.

Music

Music Second Line Vinyl to Bring Record Manufacturing to West Oakland

Second Line Vinyl to Bring Record Manufacturing to West Oakland

The first major record manufacturer in Oakland since the mid-'30s plans to offer other various music-industry resources under the name Bump Town, including a venue.

Music Boofrmda4 Talks About How Music Helped Her Deal with Tragedy

Boofrmda4 Talks About How Music Helped Her Deal with Tragedy

The Oakland singer makes club bangers out of personal struggle.

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