Watching the Watchdog Feature

Watching the Watchdog

Since Brenda Roberts became Oakland city auditor in 2015, productivity has plummeted, and ex-employees say the office has been wracked by a culture of abuse.

News & Opinion

News Oakland Police Chief Made False Statements About ICE Raid

Oakland Police Chief Made False Statements About ICE Raid

Anne Kirkpatrick said Oakland police had assisted in a federal human trafficking investigation, but the only charges filed so far are civil immigration violations.

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News Will Oakland Adopt a Mansion Tax?

Will Oakland Adopt a Mansion Tax?

Councilmember Dan Kalb is developing a tiered property transfer tax that could raise rates on expensive homes and generate millions in new revenue.

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Letters of the Week: Our Readers Chime in on Our Cover Story

Letters of the Week: Our Readers Chime in on Our Cover Story

We received a 'Thank You' Postcard in the mail

Arts & Culture

Arts Feature Why Life Is Living Is More Relevant Than Ever

Why Life Is Living Is More Relevant Than Ever

The community-led festival has survived for ten years despite the threats of gentrification.

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Metamorphoses

Zellerbach Hall

Blasted

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Savage Love
Dan Savage: Problems with Polyamory

Dan Savage: Problems with Polyamory

"Sloppy seconds," a miserable wife, and more.

Food & Drink

Restaurant Review <i>Pozole</i>, <i>Birria</i>, and More Homey Cooking at La Casita

Pozole, Birria, and More Homey Cooking at La Casita

Despite a new owner and name, the Fruitvale restaurant stays true to its Taqueria Campos days.

Music

Music Temescal Art Center, a Scrappy Interdisciplinary Haven, Turns 20

Temescal Art Center, a Scrappy Interdisciplinary Haven, Turns 20

The unassuming and slightly secretive arts space nurtures left-field work, including that of its longtime director, Leyya Tawil.

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The Independent

Serpents of Dawn

The Golden Bull

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