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Issue Archive for the Week of Mar 5-11, 2003

News & Opinion

  • No New Burbs, but Bring on the Factories

    The new middle-class residents of Pittsburg organized to oppose a blight more noxious than new power plants -- new homes.
  • Is Civilian Police Review Outmoded?

    In all the planned reform of Oakland's police department, not one word was mentioned about its citizen review board.
  • Not Just for Grannies Anymore

    The once-dowdy hobby of knitting is winning converts among young urban hipsters and even (gasp!) straight men.
  • 7 Days

    Chancellor's windfall; and jurist's downfall; ditching the Planet, and docking the dumpers.
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  • Letters for the week of March 5-11, 2003

    Perhaps your writers ought to: Visit the Ashby Flea Market, consider the real school problem, get in touch with their true feelings.

Arts & Culture

  • The Jazz Factory

    Berkeley High keeps turning out high-caliber jazz musicians.
  • Billboard

    This week's day-by-day picks.
  • Baghdad Love

    Iraqi singer Kazem Al-Sahir brings his repressed longing to Berkeley.
  • Alakkatiki?

    Rum, comedy, and the lasses
  • Lush Life

    There when you need it
  • Pink Sand

    Do-it-yourself castles
  • Odds Are

    Video game art steps out
  • Rootsy

    Dance direct from Africa

Movies

  • That '60s Show

    Oliver Beene goes against fake millionaires and phony idols.

Food & Drink

  • Book 'Em & Cook 'Em

    Ten Speed Press stays plump on cookbooks and food-fantasy fodder.
  • The Spoils of Too Many Cooks

    Being a story in which the seven personality types of cooking classes are revealed.

Music

  • Come On, Ride that Train

    Gravy Train has created an outlet for all the dorks of Oakland -- not to mention the rest of the country -- to express themselves sexually. Their music is the mating call of the poor, the smelly, the hungry, and the horny.
  • The Goo Goo Doll

    Inside the androgynous, cyberriffic, electro world of Tiga.
  • Go Out and Make Some of Your Own

    The open mic scene over here is still small enough that you'll quickly begin to recognize the regulars.
  • And Then He Killed Me (Allegedly)

    Is Phil Spector mad, a genius, or a murder suspect with decades of preparation? Read our results!
  • Metro Rides the Rails

    Yet another downtown venue claims The Man is messin' with it.
  • Lost in Danville

    The place is buzzing with kids wandering in and out. No one looks older than sixteen. Awesome.
  • Afro-Mystik

    Morphology
  • The Minus 5

    Down with Wilco
  • The Transplants

    The Transplants
  • Tandy

    The Lowdown: 1997-2002

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.
  • 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.
  • 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.

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