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Issue Archive for the Week of Aug 12-18, 2009

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News & Opinion

  • The Father of Proposition 8

    Meet Oakland Bishop Salvatore Cordileone, the apostle of the movement to deprive gay men and lesbians of the right to marry.
  • The SS Farallon Takes On Water

    Following a collision and a series of other setbacks, the East Bay Sea Scouts could go down with the ship.
  • Letters for August 12

    Readers sound off on trucking pollution at the Port of Oakland and our Best of the East Bay issue.
  • Last of the Summer Whine

    In my book, August is almost as dismal and depressing as February. I know summer isn't over until Sept. 21, but ...

Arts & Culture

  • A Leaner Art & Soul

    Held two weeks earlier, this year's festival crams three days of art and soul into two.
  • Witness

    Anthony Holdsworth's cityscape paintings capture the moment.
  • A Is for Acid, G is for Grok

    John Bassett McCleary's hippie dictionary captures peace and love for posterity.
  • Hit Me with Your Best Shot

    Self-defense classes strengthen and heal hearts and minds.


  • One-Night Stands

    Repertory film listings for August 13-19, 2009.

Food & Drink



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.
  • 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.
  • 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.

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