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Issue Archive for the Week of Jun 15-21, 2001

News & Opinion

  • Grappling With Tradition

    As they practice the ancient art of jujitusu, thousands of students throughout 21st century America are at the end of a surprisingly short trail leading back to feudal Japan. It's a trail that leads directly through postwar Oakland.
  • On the Green Beat

    Berkeley's Temple Beth El saga finally moves toward conclusion as City Council hearings begin.

Arts & Culture

  • Queen of Hearts

    Sympathy for the yeast infected and afflicted


  • Hope Sinks

    Between optimism and despair, there's comic (and author) Richard Lewis

Food & Drink

  • Rim Ecstasy

    How good can a five-hundred item restaurant be? Phenomenal.


  • Feted Youth

    The California Symphony's young composers-in-residence win the prestigious Rome Prize again... and again and again.
  • Hearsay

    Our reviewers give you the low-down on new and notable recordings

Most Popular Stories

  • The East Bay's Tow Hustle

    Towing companies are taking cars illegally, and it's costing people. One of the worst offenders is PPI Towing of Oakland.
  • Towing for Dollars in Alameda

    Since 2013, more than 1,400 vehicles have been towed from one West End apartment complex by one company: PPI Towing.
  • Pro-Tenant and Pro-Housing

    East Bay voters made it clear that they favor candidates who advocate not only for more renter protections and more homeless services, but also, more housing.
  • The Problems With Bioplastics

    People mistakenly try to recycle them, thereby contaminating the waste stream. Plus, they're not really compostable.
  • Maejoo Is Small But Mighty

    The modern yet petite San Leandro Korean restaurant offers limited seating and menu options, but delivers on quality and taste.

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