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Feature With Visibility Comes Competition

With Visibility Comes Competition

Eric Swalwell attracts attention in his bid for reelection. Otherwise, it's a slow year for federal and state officeholders in the East Bay.

Feature March Ballot Measures Primarily Intended to Benefit Children in East Bay

March Ballot Measures Primarily Intended to Benefit Children in East Bay

Tax measures on ballot eye funding for schools and school construction and health care for low-income families.

Feature Why the Race to Represent Eastern Alameda County is the Most Important Local Election

Why the Race to Represent Eastern Alameda County is the Most Important Local Election

It's a dead heat in the contest to replace Supervisor Scott Haggerty.

Chronic Town How Does California's Cannabis Market Compare?

How Does California's Cannabis Market Compare?

Comparing states is a dicey proposition, but some broad observations are possible

Seven Days Minimum Wage in Hayward to Rise to $15 in July

Minimum Wage in Hayward to Rise to $15 in July

Plus, Schaaf recommends interim city administrator in Oakland, and Emervyille to reconsider license plate readers.

Staff Picks

Rodney Leon

Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Arts & Culture

Arts Feature Selfishness and Sacrifice After the Meltdown

Selfishness and Sacrifice After the Meltdown

The Children at Aurora Theatre Company makes us think deeply.

Arts Feature Sex, Drugs, and Mental Illness in Beirut

Sex, Drugs, and Mental Illness in Beirut

In Spring Rain, Andy Warner's black-and-white illustrations capture the ancient beauty and cosmopolitan energy of Lebanon amidst a revolution.

Staff Picks

No More I Love Yous

Creative Growth Art Center

Memphis

Berkeley Playhouse

My Name Is My Own

Chapter 510
Savage Love
Pegging Saved Our Relationship

Pegging Saved Our Relationship

Now how can I be more of a “guy” for my boyfriend?

Food & Drink

Restaurant Review Tacos Super Monilla brings over 50 years of taco experience to Bladium.

Tacos Super Monilla brings over 50 years of taco experience to Bladium.

This Mexico City taquero serves tacos and tortas sure to satisfy soccer stars.

Restaurant Review Eden Silk Road Offers Oakland's First Taste of Uyghur Cuisine

Eden Silk Road Offers Oakland's First Taste of Uyghur Cuisine

Drawing from Turkic, Central Asian, Middle Eastern, and Chinese influences, Uyghur cuisine is like none other.

Movies

Movie Review The Perils of Pauline

The Perils of Pauline

And her joys as well, in an entertaining biodoc of film critic Pauline Kael.

Movie Review The Bird Is the Word

The Bird Is the Word

Birds of Prey is useful junk.

Movie Review #Me Too? Her Too, Says The Assistant.

#Me Too? Her Too, Says The Assistant.

Provocative drama looks at a victimized enabler of sexual abuse.

Movie Review Lynch's Interiorized Empire

Lynch's Interiorized Empire

David Lynch retrospective fogs minds at BAMPFA.

Movie Review
Misery

Misery

Ladj Ly's Les Misérables is a furious bulletin from the have-nots.

Movie Review
Desolation Row

Desolation Row

Clemency takes us where we don't want to go, for our own good.

Movie Review
Escape from Death Row

Escape from Death Row

Anti-racism courtroom drama Just Mercy thrives on its characters.

Music

Music Houserockin’ Music With a Positive Message

Houserockin’ Music With a Positive Message

'Long, Tall’ Marcia Ball comes to The Freight in support of her latest album.

Music Rapper on Rollerblades 

Rapper on Rollerblades 

Dream Boy, the first album by Walnut Creek’s Chrisbaby, came out on January 10, available for streaming everywhere.

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