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Issue Archive for the Week of Oct 22-28, 2008

News & Opinion

  • Bingo Lingo

    It helps to understand what they're saying.
  • Rise and Fall of the Bingo-Bots

    New legislation has the potential to change the entire face of the game.
  • What I Learned

    It helps to know something about the game if you want to win any money.
  • Merritt College Nursing Woes

    Nearly two-thirds of its 2010 class fails, despite grant funding to increase enrollment and retention.
  • Oakland: An Alternate Universe

    Left is right and up is down in this election, as a liberal mayor takes on the role of a crime fighter and the teachers' union says no to a pay raise.
  • Extensive Blunt Trauma

    Political signs go missing, a gunman gets caught, and a man's fatal freeway dash remains a mystery.
  • Engaging Women of Color

    Entrepreneur's latest startup aims to address why minority women don't vote.
  • Mount Diablo

    By Mr. McGladdery/Flickr (CC)
  • Letters for October 22

    Readers sound off on Oakland ID cards, East Bay children's museums, scams from all over the globe, leadership in Oakland, and more.

Arts & Culture

  • Search for a Homeland

    Laurie Anderson's new performance piece tackles national identity and disorientation.
  • Words About Words

    Joshua Henkin's novel Matrimony celebrates the writing life.
  • Aquarium Age

    For the week of October 22-28, 2008.
  • Fortunes and Good Fortunes

    More questions from people who donated to defeat anti-gay initiatives.


  • One-Night Stands

    Repertory film listings for October 23-29, 2008.

Food & Drink

  • Köttbullar and Chrome

    When you find yourself at IKEA, you don't have to be afraid of the food.


  • Gomez

    Bring It On — 10th Anniversary Collector's Edition


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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