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

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.

Opinion How a Billionaire-Funded, Anti-Union Think Tank in Nevada Shapes Bay Area News Media Coverage of Public Employee Pay

How a Billionaire-Funded, Anti-Union Think Tank in Nevada Shapes Bay Area News Media Coverage of Public Employee Pay

Transparent California describes its mission as increasing 'public understanding of government and [helping] decision makers.' But critics say its goal is to increase privatization, and that its work scapegoats — and endangers — workers.

News Group Calls for Oakland Animal Services to Lower Euthanasia Rate, But Administrators and Allies Say Shelter is Best it’s Been in Years

Group Calls for Oakland Animal Services to Lower Euthanasia Rate, But Administrators and Allies Say Shelter is Best it’s Been in Years

Volunteers, activists criticize OAS’ treatment of dogs, including an uptick in kill rates, but shelter administrators and partners deflect criticisms, say OAS is much improved.

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

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

CAMP EDMO Nature Program @ CAMP EDMO

CAMP EDMO Nature Program @ CAMP EDMO

Need camp in late July and August? Towards the end of summer,...
Ralph Lazar: Mr. @ Roll Up Project

Ralph Lazar: Mr. @ Roll Up Project

Ralph Lazar's work reflects on current events and contemporary life. Roll Up...

Brown Sisters Triva Night @ Ben & Nick's Bar & Grill

Prizes: Free pitchers for both the overall winning team and the highest-scoring...

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