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Issue Archive for the Week of Feb 6-12, 2019

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News & Opinion

  • Among the Lucky Ones

    An ex-translator for the U.S. military in Afghanistan got a special visa and safely resettled in the East Bay. But for other Afghan translators, there now appears to be no way out.
  • Amazon Works Hard to Keep Secrets

    Under its agreement with UC Berkeley, the online giant can seek to block the release of public records or redact parts of them.
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  • Aisha Wahab Made History

    The 31-year-old Hayward resident became the first Afghan American elected to public office in the United States.
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  • Oakland May Cut Weed Tax

    Cannabis businesses say the city’s high tax rate could force them to close. But if Oakland lowers the tax, it might not be able to afford city worker raises.

Arts & Culture

  • Savage Love: Quickies

    Sex positive without sex?


  • North of No South

    Frozen adventure Arctic channels Jack London while Mads Mikkelsen suffers in the tundra.
  • Snow Use

    Liam Neeson vehicle Cold Pursuit plows up snowdrifts of nasty action clichés.
  • Fast Break

    Taraji P. Henson shreds the competition as a female sports agent in What Men Want.

Food & Drink


  • Music as Medicine

    Donatella Moltisanti is bringing her sound healing practice to the Bay Area this month.
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