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News OUSD Backs Down After Charter School Threatens Lawsuit

OUSD Backs Down After Charter School Threatens Lawsuit

Several OUSD directors want the district to formally oppose the city's sale of public land for a new charter school, but Aspire says the district is illegally interfering.

News A Melting Reputation

A Melting Reputation

An investigation into allegations of sexual misconduct against San Leandro City Manager Chris Zapata raises questions about the credibility of the accuser, Rose Padilla Johnson.

Eco Watch Will the Bayer-Monsanto Merger Further Harm Bees?

Will the Bayer-Monsanto Merger Further Harm Bees?

Environmentalists fear the mega-merger will harm honeybees, food production, and human health.

Arts & Culture

Arts Feature Tommy Orange's 'There There' Presents a Shift in Native Representation

Tommy Orange's 'There There' Presents a Shift in Native Representation

The debut novel explores the weight of Native American existence in a changing Oakland.

Arts Feature New Abrams Claghorn Gallery Exhibit Pairs Artists and Poets

New Abrams Claghorn Gallery Exhibit Pairs Artists and Poets

Strangers collaborate from afar for women-focused 'Have You Heard Us Yet?'

Savage Love
Savage Love: Retroactive Blessings

Savage Love: Retroactive Blessings

Also, an accidental booty call and an intentional break-up.

Food & Drink

Restaurant Review Comal Next Door Offers Solid Taqueria Fare in Downtown Berkeley

Comal Next Door Offers Solid Taqueria Fare in Downtown Berkeley

The casual offshoot of Comal is low-key, reasonably priced, and simpler than you might expect.

Restaurant Review Bird & Buffalo Serves Thai Soul Food with Mixed Results

Bird & Buffalo Serves Thai Soul Food with Mixed Results

The Oakland restaurant's selection of vegan eats is notably strong.

Staff Picks
World Refugee Day

World Refugee Day

1951 Coffee Company
Third Culture Bakery Brunch

Third Culture Bakery Brunch

Third Culture Bakery

Music

Music How Oakland's Shifting Live Music Landscape Moved Feels to Richmond

How Oakland's Shifting Live Music Landscape Moved Feels to Richmond

After a two-year hiatus, the homegrown hip-hop festival by Wine & Bowties returns in a new setting.

Music Fantastic Negrito Pleads with His Country on New Album <i>Please Don't Be Dead</i>

Fantastic Negrito Pleads with His Country on New Album Please Don't Be Dead

Even freshly displaced, the Grammy Award-winning Oakland artist sees hope all around him.

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Rich Homie Quan @ The New Parish

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World Refugee Day @ 1951 Coffee Company

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Yrsa Daley-Ward: Reading & Conversation @ Mills College Concert Hall

Yrsa Daley-Ward presents her prose poetry memoir, The Terrible, a lyrical odyssey...

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