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Feature Local Music Community Rallies Behind Lee Hildebrand

Local Music Community Rallies Behind Lee Hildebrand

Check out the benefit concert for the legendary East Bay music critic.

Legalization Nation This Year's 4/20 in the Rearview Mirror

This Year's 4/20 in the Rearview Mirror

Tokers fiddled while the industry burned.

News Black and Female Recruits Missing from Latest Oakland Police Academy

Black and Female Recruits Missing from Latest Oakland Police Academy

Despite calls to diversify its police force, Oakland struggles to recruit women and Black officers.

Arts & Culture

Arts Feature Oakland Art Month Puts Spotlight on Dance, Music, and Events that Exemplify Town Culture.

Oakland Art Month Puts Spotlight on Dance, Music, and Events that Exemplify Town Culture.

Instead of commissioning new works, the month promotes art events that are already integral to Oakland.

Arts Feature The Bay Area Book Festival Returns to Berkeley with Conversations that Go Beyond Literature

The Bay Area Book Festival Returns to Berkeley with Conversations that Go Beyond Literature

It's not a political festival, but it might get political.

Arts Feature A New Esports Arena Brings the World of Competitive Video Games to Oakland

A New Esports Arena Brings the World of Competitive Video Games to Oakland

At this "game gym," you can watch the best players battle each other live.

Staff Picks
A Number

A Number

Aurora Theatre
Interrupting Lines

Interrupting Lines

Part 2 Gallery
Way Bay Vogue Ball

Way Bay Vogue Ball

Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Savage Love
Dan Savage: Serial Affairs

Dan Savage: Serial Affairs

Plus, a gay marriage opens and closes and opens.

Food & Drink

Restaurant Review Tay Ho Is a Vietnamese Treasure in Oakland Chinatown

Tay Ho Is a Vietnamese Treasure in Oakland Chinatown

With cocktails, a fresh aesthetic, and a focus on unusual regional dishes, the family-run restaurant stands out from the pack.

Restaurant Review Next Generation Thai Food at Funky Elephant

Next Generation Thai Food at Funky Elephant

The new Berkeley restaurant soars with handmade curry pastes, quality ingredients, and traditionally bold flavors.

Music

Music Oakhella Turns Two

Oakhella Turns Two

The collective celebrates two years of preserving local culture — and throwing great day parties.

Music Jane Handcock Embarks on Transformation from Industry Songwriter to Solo Artist

Jane Handcock Embarks on Transformation from Industry Songwriter to Solo Artist

The East Bay R&B singer has been called a 'musical medium.'

Staff Picks
Los Lonely Boys

Los Lonely Boys

Freight & Salvage Coffeehouse
LCD Soundsystem

LCD Soundsytsem

Greek Theatre
kei slaughter

kei slaughter

The Back Room

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