Too Many Rapes Dismissed News

Too Many Rapes Dismissed

Three East Bay cities have some of the country’s highest rates of “unfounded” rape reports, raising questions about their investigations.

News & Opinion

Seven Days Oakland City Council Should Censure Desley Brooks

Oakland City Council Should Censure Desley Brooks

The $4.3 million judgments against the city and the councilmember were the last straw.

News Setting Her Sights Higher?

Setting Her Sights Higher?

Marilyn Ezzy Ashcraft appears to be preparing a challenge to Mayor Trish Herrera Spencer in the November election.

Eco Watch The Great Heron Project

The Great Heron Project

As new housing transforms the face of downtown Oakland, an ambitious plan to relocate the city’s night herons proceeds, along with a student-led effort to make them the city’s official bird.

Arts & Culture

Arts Feature Bridge Storage and ArtSpace Reopens

Bridge Storage and ArtSpace Reopens

After being forced to evict its tenants after the Ghost Ship fire, the Richmond mixed-use space decided to switch to a co-working model.

Arts Feature Hoover-Foster Library Effort Gathers Steam

Hoover-Foster Library Effort Gathers Steam

Residents of the Oakland neighborhood hope to get a bond measure on the November ballot.

Arts Feature A T-Shirt Rises Out of East Oakland

A T-Shirt Rises Out of East Oakland

Daniel Silva's Mexican Roots Oakland Raised expresses the duality of his upbringing.

Savage Love
Dan Savage: Slugs in the Garden

Dan Savage: Slugs in the Garden

An alarming orgasm, a horny sexagenarian, and an unwanted foot fetish.

Food & Drink

Restaurant Review Flip N Soul Dishes Out Soul Food Favorites with a Side of Lumpia

Flip N Soul Dishes Out Soul Food Favorites with a Side of Lumpia

The takeout-only, East Oakland restaurant reflects the families behind its founders.

Restaurant Review Juanita & Maude Is an Instant Classic in Albany

Juanita & Maude Is an Instant Classic in Albany

A former Corso chef pulls off an idealized vision of the neighborhood restaurant.

Music

Music 

South Asian Artist Kohinoorgasm Aims to Uplift Women of Color

South Asian Artist Kohinoorgasm Aims to Uplift Women of Color

Through her music and her image, Josephine Shetty is trying to change the narrative around being a woman, being South Asian, being an activist, and being a pop musician.

Backbeat TJ Hustler's Homemade Music Finally Finds an Audience

TJ Hustler's Homemade Music Finally Finds an Audience

His beguilingly unique Age of Individualism has become an unlikely hit among fans of so-called "private press" obscurities from the 1970s — and he's still gigging.

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Wolf Parade at The UC Theatre

Wolf Parade

The UC Theatre Taube Family Music Hall
W. Kamau Bell's Playlist at the Paramount Theatre

W. Kamau Bell's Playlist

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Wolf Parade @ The UC Theatre Taube Family Music Hall

Wolf Parade at The UC Theatre @ The UC Theatre Taube Family Music Hall

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Jennifer Brandon & Jay Defeo @ Mills College Art Museum

Jennifer Brandon & Jay DeFeo @ Mills College Art Museum

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