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Issue Archive for the Week of Dec 24-30, 2014

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  • Oakland Readies for Housing Boom

    The city has set the stage for major development in West Oakland, Chinatown, and beyond — but activists say officials have failed to prioritize affordable housing.
  • Score It Even

    It was an up and down year for politics and the environment.
  • The East Bay's Year in Food

    2014 was a year defined by scrappy pop-ups, food-trucks-turned-restaurants, and purveyors of niche cuisines.

News & Opinion

  • Hijacking Yosemite

    A private corporation that operates concessions at the national park claims that it "owns" the names of some Yosemite's most iconic places, including the Ahwahnee Hotel and Badger Pass.
  • A Garden Thrives in Berkeley

    Thanks to the efforts of garden instructor Matt Tsang, students at Willard Middle School are harvesting vegetables, cooking meals, and selling them to the public.
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Arts & Culture

  • Getting to Know You

    Collective Stories at Mercury 20 showcases small works by local artists that form a dynamic narrative.
  • Only the Lonely

    How to make it through the lonely holidays.


  • American Sniper

    Clint Eastwood's dramatic account of the Iraq War career of Navy SEAL Chris Kyle.
  • Unbroken

    In Angelina Jolie's second feature as a director, no irony is allowed, only bravery.
  • One Night Stands

    Repertory film listings for the week of December 25-31, 2014.

Food & Drink


  • Top Five Local Albums of 2014

    Albums aren't the best way to assess a year in music, but these local full-length statements aren't to be missed.
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