What Color Is Fire? Feature

What Color Is Fire?

The controversy surrounding a racially insensitive greeting card sent out by Alameda County firefighters has called attention to the lack of diversity among the department's employees.

News & Opinion

Chronic Town Is Oakland Really Going to Cut Pot Taxes This Time?

Is Oakland Really Going to Cut Pot Taxes This Time?

The City Council is set to vote this week and later this month on ... something.

News Trump Administration Plan Allows Delta Water Managers to Kill Off Winter-Run Chinook Salmon

Trump Administration Plan Allows Delta Water Managers to Kill Off Winter-Run Chinook Salmon

Environmentalists call the new water diversion regulations "an extinction plan."

Seven Days Alameda County Prosecutors Unionize, Hint at Fears of O'Malley's Successor

Alameda County Prosecutors Unionize, Hint at Fears of O'Malley's Successor

Plus movement builds to release Alameda recording, and mutton busting is busted.

Feature What Color Is Fire?

What Color Is Fire?

The controversy surrounding a racially insensitive greeting card sent out by Alameda County firefighters has called attention to the lack of diversity among the department's employees.

Arts & Culture

Arts Feature Magic Happens in Spaces Between Horrible Things

Magic Happens in Spaces Between Horrible Things

Elevada at Shotgun Players deftly blends comedy with pathos.

Staff Picks

A Year with Frog and Toad

Bay Area Children's Theater
Going the Distance: Our Reach into Space

Going the Distance: Our Reach Into Space

Chabot Space & Science Center

Actually

Aurora Theatre Company
Savage Love
How do I avoid the guy who raped my friend without revealing her secret?

How do I avoid the guy who raped my friend without revealing her secret?

Plus, sex with a friend, and dating for short people.

Food & Drink

Restaurant Review Ambiance Makes a Big Impression at 4505 Burgers & BBQ

Ambiance Makes a Big Impression at 4505 Burgers & BBQ

The San Francisco barbecue joint's new outpost in the Laurel district goes whole-hog with whole smoked pigs every weekend, but not everyone is hog wild over the results.

Movies

Movie Review Perchance to Dream

Perchance to Dream

Or maybe not. Doctor Sleep may keep you awake at night.

Movie Review Last Tangle in Paris

Last Tangle in Paris

"Bewildered foreigner" drama Synonyms is one of 2019's best.

Movie Review
Lost Highway

Lost Highway

The Irishman will depress you, one way or another.

Movie Review
The Long Goodbye

The Long Goodbye

Frankie is a melancholy drama with scenery to die for.

Movie Review
Upstairs Downstairs

Upstairs Downstairs

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

Staff Picks
Cereal Cinema at The New Parkway Theater

Cereal Cinema

The New Parkway Theater

Music

Music Natu Camara’s Songs of Healing

Natu Camara’s Songs of Healing

The West African singer-songwriter appears as one half of Afropop Spectacular at Cal Performances.

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A guide to this holiday season's gifts, outings, eats, and more.

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