Holy Toledo! Bill King's Best Calls Live Online

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Holy Toledo! Bill King's Best Calls Live Online

Twelve years after Oakland's beloved sports announcer died, fans can still revisit King's greatest game calls for the Raiders, Warriors, and A's - thanks to BayAreaRadio.org.

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So, You Think Housing in the East Bay Is Expensive and Scarce?

Just wait a decade. (Unless we do something about it now.)

NEWS

Tough Times for Holy Names University

The 150-year-old Oakland institution suffered a huge loss in enrollment and is facing a challenging financial outlook and a bitter legal fight with a former professor.

FEATURE

The East Bay's Future Climate Will Be Both Dry and Wet

Think Los Angeles — only with parts of it underwater.

NEWS

#MeToo Sparks Uptick in Sexual Assault Reporting

Several East Bay support groups say more people are coming forward now to share their stories, but some nonprofits don't have the resources to deal with the influx.

FEATURE

Say So Long to the Sit-Down Restaurant

Industry leaders see the continued growth of food-to-go and fast-casual and delivery-only eateries. Oh, and "ghost kitchens."

FEATURE

Retail of the Future Will Be All About the Experience

Industry analysts predict that retailers that offer services that people can't easily buy online will have the best chance of thriving in the decades ahead.

FEATURE

The East Bay's Changing Demographics

If recent trends continue, the number of Black residents in the urban East Bay will decline further, as the percentage of Latinos and whites rise.

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Taking on Tesla

Alameda attorney Bryan Schwartz has filed a class-action case against Elon Musk's electric car company, alleging racial discrimination.

ECO WATCH

I Just Want to Say One Word to You: Bioplastics

Richmond's Full Cycle Bioplastics looks to a green future.

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Saving the Coliseum

The fading reputation of the Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum has damaged its ability to survive, let alone compete with newer Bay Area facilities. Here's how the sports complex's image, and perhaps its future, can be salvaged.

NEWS

Oakland's Revolving Door of Weed Lobbying

Several ex-city staffers, including former Interim City Administrator Arturo Sanchez, have been meeting secretly with current Oakland officials on pot issues. And in Sanchez's case, the communications appear to have violated the city's lobbying law.

ECO WATCH

While Oakland Is Worried About Getting Coal, Richmond Is Covered in It

Oakland's coal controversy has gained considerable attention, but increased coal shipments through nearby Richmond have largely gone unnoticed.

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Everything You Need to Know About Cannabis Microdosing

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Alameda's Big Mistake

The Alameda council turned down an offer for a free 8.5-acre waterfront park.

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Middle East Dispute Comes to Alameda

Controversy erupts over a proposal for Alameda to create a sister-city relationship with a small Palestinian village.

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What Ever Happened to the Rotary Nature Center?

The storied center of Lake Merritt's wildlife refuge closed for refurbishing last year. And it remains shuttered, raising doubts about its future.

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