Bright Sparks: While the Oakland Fire Department Takes Heat, a New Generation of Firefighters Comes of Age Feature

Bright Sparks: While the Oakland Fire Department Takes Heat, a New Generation of Firefighters Comes of Age

New recruits don’t have to wait long before Oakland gives them some hands-on experience.

News & Opinion

Letters Letters of The Week: Readers Chime in on Beloved Local Establishments Getting Displaced

Letters of The Week: Readers Chime in on Beloved Local Establishments Getting Displaced

Also: Turmoil at the Oakland Animal Shelter

News Mapping Oakland's Fires

Mapping Oakland's Fires

Fire department data shows blazes mostly strike buildings and camps in the flatlands.

News Sheriff Debates Faith Leaders on Immigration, Urban Shield

Sheriff Debates Faith Leaders on Immigration, Urban Shield

Some want Gregory Ahern to limit Alameda County’s cooperation with ICE and scale back the contentious police-training program, but the sheriff says his critics don’t have all the facts.

Letters
Letters of The Week: Our Readers Chime in on Lieutenant Governor Hopeful Gayle McLaughlin

Letters of The Week: Our Readers Chime in on Lieutenant Governor Hopeful Gayle McLaughlin

Also: Lots of Support for the Owners of Henry's Gallery Cafe

Letters
Letters of The Week: Our Readers Chime in on Lieutenant Governor Hopeful Gayle McLaughlin

Letters of The Week: Our Readers Chime in on Lieutenant Governor Hopeful Gayle McLaughlin

Also: Lots of Support for the Owners of Henry's Gallery Cafe

Arts & Culture

Savage Love Dan Savage: Quickies

Dan Savage: Quickies

Rapid-fire responses on everything from gay men in the NFL to porn addiction

Visual Art Alone Together with Ugo Rondinone

Alone Together with Ugo Rondinone

The Swiss artist’s first Bay Area solo show, the world just makes me laugh, examines solitude using clowns as a metaphor.

Arts Feature Nomadic Press Keeps it Moving

Nomadic Press Keeps it Moving

Through events and publications, the movement oriented press creates space for local authors.

Savage Love
Dan Savage: Anxiously Attached

Dan Savage: Anxiously Attached

How to not Ruin Three-Way Fun with Insecurity-Driven Panic Attacks.

Movies

Movie Review <i>Good Time</i>: Numb and Number

Good Time: Numb and Number

It ain't sociology. It's the Safdie brothers.

Movie Review Context Is Everything: <i>Columbus</i>

Context Is Everything: Columbus

Impressive coming-of-age pic boasts spectacular architecture.

Movie Review
<i>Logan Lucky</i>: Mountain Dew, Mountain Don't

Logan Lucky: Mountain Dew, Mountain Don't

Steven Soderbergh, the Duke of Hazard, is back.

Movie Review
<i>False Confessions</i> Rings True

False Confessions Rings True

Isabelle Huppert and director Luc Bondy revive a classic French farce.

Music

Music Azúcar Con Aché Says Adios

Azúcar Con Aché Says Adios

One of the Bay Area’s finest Latin combos dissolves to seek new horizons.

Upcoming Events

Kathryn Clark Refugee Stories @ Hello Stitch Studio

Kathryn Clark Refugee Stories @ Hello Stitch Studio

Inspired by the Bayeux Tapestries, Kathryn Clark's Refugee Stories is a series...

Creativity Unconfined: Finding Meaning in Handcrafted Objects from WWII Japanese American Incarceration Camps @ Oakland Asian Cultural Center

Despite an unjust situation and a harsh, unforgiving landscape, WWII Japanese American...
Night Moves | Liv Aanrud and Sarah Thibault @ Interface Gallery

Night Moves | Liv Aanrud and Sarah Thibault @ Interface Gallery

Interface Gallery is pleased to present Night Moves, an exhibition featuring new...

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