A Psychiatric Emergency in Contra Costa County Feature

A Psychiatric Emergency in Contra Costa County

For years, Contra Costa County has ignored problems at its once-groundbreaking psychiatric unit.  Now the violence and aggression have reached a breaking point.

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News Some Environmentalists Are Disappointed  With Governor Gavin Newsom

Some Environmentalists Are Disappointed With Governor Gavin Newsom

Governor's office has seemed reluctant to help protect Northern California's rivers and fisheries if the actions might anger agricultural interests.

Chronic Town Can A Legal Magic Mushroom Industry Avoid the Pitfalls of Recreational Weed?

Can A Legal Magic Mushroom Industry Avoid the Pitfalls of Recreational Weed?

The illegality of natural hallucinogens is increasingly under assault. But what are the implications?

Feature A Psychiatric Emergency in Contra Costa County

A Psychiatric Emergency in Contra Costa County

For years, Contra Costa County has ignored problems at its once-groundbreaking psychiatric unit.  Now the violence and aggression have reached a breaking point.

Seven Days Haubert Would Seek to Limit County Programs Related to Abortion

Haubert Would Seek to Limit County Programs Related to Abortion

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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.

Arts & Culture

Arts Feature Is a Beautiful Soul Necessary  to Create Beautiful Art?

Is a Beautiful Soul Necessary to Create Beautiful Art?

The provocative A Human Ounce at Central Works asks whether the creator can be separate from the creation.

Arts Feature Selfishness and Sacrifice After the Meltdown

Selfishness and Sacrifice After the Meltdown

The Children at Aurora Theatre Company makes us think deeply.

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Why can’t I get off during sex? Am I broken?

Food & Drink

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Kitchen Story Tells a Familiar Yet Refreshing Tale

The 10th restaurant from Bay Area restaurateur Hoyul Steven Choi offers a creative take on Korean-infused cuisine.

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.

Movies

Movie Review War and Peace

War and Peace

Beanpole sees post-WWII Russia through the eyes of two emotionally drained women.

Movie Review Careful What You Wish For

Careful What You Wish For

Fantasy Island is back. Who wished for that?

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
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 Building Community in Conscious Rap

Building Community in Conscious Rap

Jada Imani strives to reflect her inner dreams in her recorded work.

Music Kronos Once Again Conveys the Unifying Power of Music

Kronos Once Again Conveys the Unifying Power of Music

Quartet's formidable live performance at Zellerbach was nonetheless upstaged by the work of its collaborators. That's probably how the members wanted it.

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