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News New Law Bans Smoking in Parks and Beaches — Except Where It Doesn't

New Law Bans Smoking in Parks and Beaches — Except Where It Doesn't

Gov. Newsom does what his predecessor would not, and signs bill. But why was it amended at the last minute to include several loopholes?

News A's Might Have Perfect 2020 Vision

A's Might Have Perfect 2020 Vision

In what will be their most important offseason in decades, the A's are working to build a new Oakland ballpark and bolster a deep roster so young and talented it could make them baseball's Team of the Twenties.

Chronic Town Newsom Signs Bills Marginally Improving California's Broken Pot Industry

Newsom Signs Bills Marginally Improving California's Broken Pot Industry

Taxes are still high, regulations are still tight, and the black market continues to thrive.

Feature Why Do Oakland Police Dismiss So Many Rape Cases?

Why Do Oakland Police Dismiss So Many Rape Cases?

On paper, OPD solves 60 percent of reported sexual assaults. Yet, only 13 percent of its cases actually lead to arrest.

Seven Days Alameda Teachers' New Contract Includes Incentive for Passing Tax

Alameda Teachers' New Contract Includes Incentive for Passing Tax

Plus Former Oakland Councilmember Arrested.

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Matt Taibbi

First Congregational Church of Berkeley

Arts & Culture

Arts Feature Seeing the Invisible at AXIS Dance

Seeing the Invisible at AXIS Dance

The company's new commission interprets Alice in Wonderland as a vehicle for confronting California's homelessness crisis.

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Josie Jurczenia

Roscoe Ceramic Gallery

The Great Wave

Berkeley Repertory Theatre - Roda Theatre
Savage Love
Cheaters Club

Cheaters Club

My girlfriend and I love one another, but we’re both sluts. How do we find trust?

Food & Drink

Restaurant Review Fava Is All About Balance

Fava Is All About Balance

The tiny North Berkeley lunch spot serves fresh, rustic meals full of herbs and veggies, but don't forget the chocolate chip cookie for dessert.

Movies

Movie Review Upstairs Downstairs

Upstairs Downstairs

Bong Joon-ho's satirical Parasite stings for a full two hours.

Movie Review Oh Hell, It's Halloween Again?

Oh Hell, It's Halloween Again?

Willem Dafoe and Robert Pattinson drive themselves (and us) cuckoo in The Lighthouse.

Movie Review
Attack, Don't Settle, Never Apologize

Attack, Don't Settle, Never Apologize

Hard-hitting doc dissects the life and times of Roy Cohn, rightwing political fixer and enabler of America's greediest plutocrats.

Movie Review
The Pain in Spain

The Pain in Spain

Pain & Glory, Pedro Almodóvar's portrait of an artist, dazzles.

Movie Review
He's the Human Tor-Nay-Duh!

He's the Human Tor-Nay-Duh!

Eddie Murphy socko as Rudy Ray Moore in Dolemite Is My Name.

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Cereal Cinema at The New Parkway Theater

Cereal Cinema

The New Parkway Theater

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