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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.

Legalization Nation The 2018 Father's Day Cannabis Gift Guide

The 2018 Father's Day Cannabis Gift Guide

Gift ideas to upgrade the farmer, the one-hitter, and the hash enthusiast.

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.

Movies

Movie Review Timely Remake 'SuperFly' Is Better Than It Needs to Be

Timely Remake 'SuperFly' Is Better Than It Needs to Be

The dialogue could arguably be called smart and the characterization complex.

Movie Review 'Filmworker' a Trove of Stanley Kubrick Lore

'Filmworker' a Trove of Stanley Kubrick Lore

The new documentary tells the unsung story of Kubrick's right-hand man, Leon Vitali.

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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