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Issue Archive for the Week of Dec 12-18, 2001

News & Opinion

  • Is Islam to blame?

    As president of the American Muslim Alliance, political scientist Agha Saeed has spent much of his time since September 11 trying to answer one pressing question: Why?
  • Community Policing Revisited

    Even skeptics are coming to believe Robert Bobb's new plan for the OPD may actually be for the best.
  • Where Have All the Officers Gone?

    Emeryville firefighters and police officers cite low pay and budgets for the exodus from their ranks. City hall doesn't buy it.
  • News and Notes

    Empowering the young, planning the year, divining the future, removing the flag, patching the rust, painting the zebra
  • Letters for the week of December 12

    "This article is the kind of sensationalistic, damn-the-facts journalism I would expect in a rag."

Arts & Culture

  • Sweet and Sour

    Somehow, this thought-provoking Cuban play managed to make it past the censors.


  • Dark Victory

    15 years later, Frank Miller once more dons Batman's cape and cowl

Food & Drink

  • The Kitchen Sink

    Verbena; Fentons; Mazzini


  • All Things Must Pass

    With Harrison's death we lost more than a Beatle
  • Various Artists

    Troubleman Mix-Tape (Troubleman Unlimited)
  • Lovage

    Music to Make Love to Your Old Lady By (75Ark)
  • Sonny Stitt

    The Complete Roost Sonny Stitt Studio Recordings (Mosaic)

Most Popular Stories

  • Davis Dysfunction Dooms Raiders Again

    Mark Davis’ head-scratching decision to move the team to Las Vegas has proven to be a major distraction for the team.
  • The Wrong Path?

    Paideia helped turn Oakland Tech into the best public high school in the city. But some teachers and parents are worried about the future of the acclaimed humanities program.
  • Highland Hospital Surveillance Stirs Concerns

    The county's main hospital in Oakland has a camera that reads license plates and shares that information with federal law enforcement, including ICE.
  • Why Oakland Should Cut Off ICE

    Federal immigration officials say they've been investigating "human trafficking" in the city. But in the past decade, they have not imprisoned anyone from Oakland for that crime.
  • Jerry Brown's Cap-and-Trade Program Isn't Working

    California's greenhouse gas emissions declined last year. But it was primarily due to the rainy weather — not the governor's climate policies.

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