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Issue Archive for the Week of May 14-20, 2014

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News & Opinion

  • Letters for the Week of May 14

    Readers sound off on ShotSpotter in Oakland, dolphin abuse, and Coliseum City plans.

Arts & Culture

  • Finding Their Destiny

    Upon Destiny Arts Center's 25th anniversary, the leaders of the performing arts organization reflect on its past and look ahead to a future with greater community engagement.
  • Hookup Shook Up

    Defining consent, seeking permission to cheat, and being confused about kinks.


  • One-Night Stands

    Repertory film listings for the week of May 15-21, 2014.

Food & Drink


  • Band for a Day

    When seven local musicians got together for a birthday party, they ended up with an album.


Most Popular Stories

  • The Express' November 2018 Endorsement Guide

    We endorse Schaaf, Ezzy Ashcraft, and Butt; along with Fortunato Bas, Thao, Middleton, and Whitaker for Oakland council and Knox White and Oddie for Alameda council.
  • A Guide to Oakland's Ballot Measures

    Six measures on the November ballot include new taxes, tax breaks, changes to existing taxes, worker and tenant protections, and education funding.
  • The Acharis' Dark Inward Journey

    Oakland's Shaun Wagner and Mila Puccini take control of their artistic destiny, together.
  • Two PACs Take Aim at Desley Brooks

    Building trades unions and some supporters of Mayor Libby Schaaf and ex-Mayor Jean Quan are hoping to oust Brooks, but the councilmember’s backers say the PACs are misrepresenting her record.
  • Role Reversals in the Oakland Mayor's Race

    In the Oakland mayor's race, the normally staid Libby Schaaf has come out swinging, while one of her top challengers, the usually brash Cat Brooks, is acting more like a Fortune 500 CEO.

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