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Issue Archive for the Week of Sep 30-Oct 6, 2009

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Special Sections

  • Oakland, America's Next Great Dining Town

    Bye-bye, Berkeley. So long, San Francisco. A wave of new restaurants suggests that Oakland is now the Bay Area's dining destination.
  • This Is How We Roll

    Taco trucks have company. Street food now also includes falafel, barbecue, cupcakes, tamales, grilled meats, and more.

News & Opinion

  • Falling Out

    We were having lunch at my favorite arts and crafts festival and my brother decided he didn't like what we were ...
  • ACORN Foresaw the Foreclosure Crisis in 2001

    The grassroots group helped Oakland pass a tough anti-predatory lending law that would have halted the housing crisis before it started. Then subprime lenders started making campaign contributions in Sacramento.
  • Letters for September 30

    Readers sound off on new Oakland tax, NUMMI plant, legalizing pot, and Bishop Cordileone.

Arts & Culture

  • A Reel Rocky Ascent

    This year's Reel Rock Tour shows the greatest, scariest rock-climbing stunts in the world.
  • Triangulation

    Three sculptors take aim at the human condition.
  • Down the Rabbit Hole

    Daniel Silberberg's brand of Zen merges spirituality with psychology and self-improvement.
  • Before I Wake

    Ryan Hurd wants us to remember our dreams.
  • She's Not a Come Sock

    Breaking up a relationship, helping another, and explaining heterosexual anal penetration.
  • Information Overload

    For the week of September 30-October 6, 2009.


  • One-Night Stands

    Repertory film listings for October 1-7, 2009.

Food & Drink

  • Sweet on You

    You don't need to be a slave to sugar to appreciate these sweet wines.



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