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Issue Archive for the Week of Oct 21-27, 2009

Digital Edition

News & Opinion

  • How Berkeley Became Berkeley

    How Berkeley took to the hills, promoted the good life, pioneered modern crime fighting, went Socialist, invented regional parks, rescued the bay, and more.
  • AC Transit Chief Is Out

    General Manager Rick Fernandez quits two days after the agency's board effectively voted to stop buying the buses from hell.
  • Letters for October 21

    Readers sound off on the Lost Runner, Oakland parking, the BART connector, community colleges, and more.

Arts & Culture

  • Recession-Proof Halloween

    In lean times, the haunted East Bay keeps growing.
  • You Look Mahvelous

    A feminist with a sense of humor sees through looks.
  • Pumpernickel and Dimed

    David Sax doesn't want delicatessens to disappear.
  • Tame Your Cosmophobia

    For the week of October 21-27, 2009.


  • One-Night Stands

    Repertory film listings for October 22-28, 2009.

Food & Drink

  • Seoul Sisters

    Grandma knows best at this homey Korean restaurant in Hayward.


  • Coming to New Senses

    Resipiscent Records continues the Bay's tradition of playful invention.


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.
  • 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.
  • 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.

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