Berkeley's Pacific Steel Casting Is Closing News

Berkeley's Pacific Steel Casting Is Closing

Increased competition, strict environmental regulations, and an immigration audit may be responsible.

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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.

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.

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.

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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Autumn Lights Festival @ The Gardens at Lake Merritt

Pacific Coast Brewery’s 29th Anniversary Celebration @ Pacific Coast Brewing Co.

Pacific Coast Brewery last Soiree @ Pacific Coast Brewing Co.

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Solange (w/ special guests Earl Sweatshirt, Flying Lotus, and Chassol) @ Greek Theatre

Solange at the Greek Theatre @ Greek Theatre

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