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Wazwan Indian Cuisine's Staying Power

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Wazwan Indian Cuisine's Staying Power

How the Public Market Emeryville stall survived renovations and rebrands when nothing else could.

The Sacrifices and Rewards of Family-Run Restaurants

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The Sacrifices and Rewards of Family-Run Restaurants

At Shan Dong, Asmara Restaurant, and World's Fare Donuts, parents and their children reflect on succession.

Restaurant Guide

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Restaurant Guide

Are Co-ops the Future of a Sustainable Restaurant Industry?

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Are Co-ops the Future of a Sustainable Restaurant Industry?

When staff turnover is at an all-time high, Cheese Board, Arizmendi, and other East Bay collectives buck the trend.

The East Bay's Longest-Running Brunch Spots

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The East Bay's Longest-Running Brunch Spots

The most nostalgic eggs, waffles, and other weekend morning fuel.

Carrying on the Tacos Los Michoacanos Legacy

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Carrying on the Tacos Los Michoacanos Legacy

Why Enrique Soriano continues his parents' work in Fruitvale.

Know Your East Bay Ice Cream History

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Know Your East Bay Ice Cream History

A Tribute to the Bars Where Everyone Knows Your Name

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A Tribute to the Bars Where Everyone Knows Your Name

In the rapidly changing East Bay, dive bar culture is still booming.

Fall Arts 2017: Our Picks for the Best Events of the Fall Arts Season

FALL ARTS

Fall Arts 2017: Our Picks for the Best Events of the Fall Arts Season

Don't miss the Dragon Boat Festival, the Day of the Dead exhibit, Solange at the Greek, and more

Cannabis for the People

THE QUEER & TRANS ISSUE

Cannabis for the People

Christine De La Rosa wants queer people of color to benefit from her dispensary — both medically and financially.

Queer Nightlife as Radical Resistance

THE QUEER & TRANS ISSUE

Queer Nightlife as Radical Resistance

Ships in the Night provides a space for queer and marginalized bodies to come together.

Helping Trans Youth Blossom

THE QUEER & TRANS ISSUE

Helping Trans Youth Blossom

Andrew “AK” Kramer, camp director of Rainbow Day Camp, strives to create a fun, supportive environment for gender-diverse kids and teenagers.

A Chef with a Mission

THE QUEER & TRANS ISSUE

A Chef with a Mission

After becoming the first Filipino American to win the Food Network’s Chopped, Charleen Caabay returns to Oakland with a new restaurant and a higher purpose.

The Intersectionality of Being UndocuQueer

THE QUEER & TRANS ISSUE

The Intersectionality of Being UndocuQueer

Julio Salgado’s illustrations are powerful messages of survival and visibility.

LGBTQ Asylees Find a Home in the Bay Area

THE QUEER & TRANS ISSUE

LGBTQ Asylees Find a Home in the Bay Area

But Trump’s travel ban has temporarily blocked this path to safety.

A Gaze of Their Own

THE QUEER & TRANS ISSUE

A Gaze of Their Own

Through experimental film, summer mason explores themes of Black grief, gender identity, and relationships.

Best Landlord History Lesson: Andrew Mousalimas

PEOPLE ISSUE 2017

Best Landlord History Lesson: Andrew Mousalimas

Best People of the East Bay: Readers' Poll Winners!

PEOPLE ISSUE 2017

Best People of the East Bay: Readers' Poll Winners!

Congrats!

Best Young OG: Pendarvis Harshaw

PEOPLE ISSUE 2017

Best Young OG: Pendarvis Harshaw

'Teaching and janitor work are the most fulfilling jobs I’ve had'

Best Model Citizen: Leon 'DNas' Sykes

PEOPLE ISSUE 2017

Best Model Citizen: Leon 'DNas' Sykes

'We live a block away from Piedmont, and we called it ‘Deep East Piedmont'

Best QTPOC Performance-Activist and Status Quo Challenger: Devi K

PEOPLE ISSUE 2017

Best QTPOC Performance-Activist and Status Quo Challenger: Devi K

Best Platform to Amplify Under-Represented Voices: The team at Paulson Fontaine Press

PEOPLE ISSUE 2017

Best Platform to Amplify Under-Represented Voices: The team at Paulson Fontaine Press

Best Garden Whiz and Butterfly Savior: Victoria 'Tora' Rocha

PEOPLE ISSUE 2017

Best Garden Whiz and Butterfly Savior: Victoria 'Tora' Rocha

Best Fade: Shevelle 'Shevy' Mitchell

PEOPLE ISSUE 2017

Best Fade: Shevelle 'Shevy' Mitchell

Best Oakland Pop Star for Troubled Times: Star Amerasu

PEOPLE ISSUE 2017

Best Oakland Pop Star for Troubled Times: Star Amerasu

Best Modern Day Defender: Anjali Banerjee

PEOPLE ISSUE 2017

Best Modern Day Defender: Anjali Banerjee

Best Fitness Motivator: Amelia Avila Garcia

PEOPLE ISSUE 2017

Best Fitness Motivator: Amelia Avila Garcia

'You gotta love what you do'

Best Influential Bourbon Drinker: Samara Rivers

PEOPLE ISSUE 2017

Best Influential Bourbon Drinker: Samara Rivers

Best Coffee Empowerment: Sin Frontreras Coffee

PEOPLE ISSUE 2017

Best Coffee Empowerment: Sin Frontreras Coffee

Best of the East Bay 2017: Arts & Music

BEST OF THE EAST BAY 2017

Best of the East Bay 2017: Arts & Music

From rap tapes to Buddhist meditation, it's our writers' favs!

Best of the East Bay 2017: Cannabis

BEST OF THE EAST BAY 2017

Best of the East Bay 2017: Cannabis

From CBD to extracts, its our writers' favs.

Best of the East Bay 2017: Shopping & Services

BEST OF THE EAST BAY 2017

Best of the East Bay 2017: Shopping & Services

From cactus jungles to all sorts of book shops.

Best of the East Bay 2017: Entertainment & Nightlife

BEST OF THE EAST BAY 2017

Best of the East Bay 2017: Entertainment & Nightlife

From secret rooftops to red-hued bars, it's our writers' favorites of the year!

Best of the East Bay 2017: Readers' Poll Winners!

BEST OF THE EAST BAY 2017

Best of the East Bay 2017: Readers' Poll Winners!

Congratulations!

Best of the East Bay 2017: Food & Drink Writers' Picks

BEST OF THE EAST BAY 2017

Best of the East Bay 2017: Food & Drink Writers' Picks

From desserts in San Leandro to fancy toilets, our writers and editors favs in the East Bay.

Lady Ryan is the Bay's DJ On-The-Go

SUMMER GUIDE

Lady Ryan is the Bay's DJ On-The-Go

See her this summer all over, everywhere!

Have You Ever Done It ... On Weed? Seven Ways to Pair Cannabis With Cool Stuff to do in The Bay

SUMMER GUIDE

Have You Ever Done It ... On Weed? Seven Ways to Pair Cannabis With Cool Stuff to do in The Bay

Edibles, coffee, and art is one helluva triumvirate.

14 Classic Marijuana-Themed TV Shows — And Their 'Reefer Madness' Lessons

THE 4/20 ISSUE

14 Classic Marijuana-Themed TV Shows — And Their 'Reefer Madness' Lessons

From Roseanne and Friends to Punky Brewster and Saved By The Bell

Bay Area Experts Discuss How Trump Attorney General Jeff Sessions Will Approach Marijuana

THE 4/20 ISSUE

Bay Area Experts Discuss How Trump Attorney General Jeff Sessions Will Approach Marijuana

'Uncertainty is the word.'

Oakland Nonprofit The Hood Incubator Helps Entrepreneurs Of Color Break Into The Cannabis Industry

THE 4/20 ISSUE

Oakland Nonprofit The Hood Incubator Helps Entrepreneurs Of Color Break Into The Cannabis Industry

'We’ve been left out of those opportunities for generations.'

Bay Area Cannabis-Dispensary Operators Say Federal Banking Regs Create Unsafe Workplaces, Prompt Absurd Business Practices

THE 4/20 ISSUE

Bay Area Cannabis-Dispensary Operators Say Federal Banking Regs Create Unsafe Workplaces, Prompt Absurd Business Practices

'If you are going to have a legal cannabis industry, wouldn’t law enforcement rather know where the money is coming from?'

Barbara Blaser Didn't Try Cannabis Until Her Seventies. Now, She's A Registered Nurse At An Oakland Dispensary.

THE 4/20 ISSUE

Barbara Blaser Didn't Try Cannabis Until Her Seventies. Now, She's A Registered Nurse At An Oakland Dispensary.

'I’m 71, I don’t care!'

Old School, New Paradigm: An Exploration of Oakland Marijuana Rituals Past And Present

THE 4/20 ISSUE

Old School, New Paradigm: An Exploration of Oakland Marijuana Rituals Past And Present

Days of miracles and wonders, my friends.

Ten Don't Miss Bay Area Summer Music Festivals

THE MUSIC ISSUE

Ten Don't Miss Bay Area Summer Music Festivals

From Burger Boogaloo to Outside Lands to Hiero Day!

The Ladies Behind Oakland's Women In Music Festival Respond To The Bay's Male-Dominated Scene

THE MUSIC ISSUE

The Ladies Behind Oakland's Women In Music Festival Respond To The Bay's Male-Dominated Scene

The festival runs April 6-9.

The (Live) Gig Economy: How The East Bay's Live-Music Scene Came To Rival San Francisco

THE MUSIC ISSUE

The (Live) Gig Economy: How The East Bay's Live-Music Scene Came To Rival San Francisco

Venue owners and bookers discuss the region’s burgeoning live-music scene.

Local Deejay Spotlights Excellent Oakland Internet Radio Programs, Including <i>Lower Grand</i> And <i>All Day Play</i>

THE MUSIC ISSUE

Local Deejay Spotlights Excellent Oakland Internet Radio Programs, Including Lower Grand And All Day Play

A local DJ recommends his favorites.

How To Stay Woke During The Music Festival Season

THE MUSIC ISSUE

How To Stay Woke During The Music Festival Season

Five Do's and Don'ts.

A Round-Up Of East Bay Record Shops (And Record Store Day 2017 Tips)

THE MUSIC ISSUE

A Round-Up Of East Bay Record Shops (And Record Store Day 2017 Tips)

Oakland, Berkeley, and the greater East Bay.

Eating Chinatown: A Walkable Guide to Oakland's Most Delicious Neighborhood

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Eating Chinatown: A Walkable Guide to Oakland's Most Delicious Neighborhood

Twelve pro tips.

What to Do When ICE Raids Your Restaurant

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What to Do When ICE Raids Your Restaurant

How progressive-minded East Bay dining establishments hope to protect their workers in the face of Trump’s deportation threats.

Eating the Muslim Ban in the East Bay (and Beyond)

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Eating the Muslim Ban in the East Bay (and Beyond)

Three spots to support.

Mexican Bartenders in the East Bay Reclaim Tequila

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Mexican Bartenders in the East Bay Reclaim Tequila

They're the ones doing the most interesting things with Mexico’s most famous spirit.

The Anti-Sheep Mentality of Alameda's Mama Papa Lithuania

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The Anti-Sheep Mentality of Alameda's Mama Papa Lithuania

The only Lithuanian restaurant in the West fits in nicely.

The Curious History of the Eritrean and Ethiopian Veggie Combo

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The Curious History of the Eritrean and Ethiopian Veggie Combo

Fasting foods, 'chickpea fish,' and East Bay restaurants that are going beyond misir and hamli.

In Praise of Oakland’s Koreana Plaza

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In Praise of Oakland’s Koreana Plaza

The Telegraph Avenue market is where this Korean American from SoCal goes when he wants a taste of home.

The East Bay’s Lao Restaurant Community Embraces Its ‘Lao-ness’

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The East Bay’s Lao Restaurant Community Embraces Its ‘Lao-ness’

After two decades under the radar, Lao eateries are coming into their own — and celebrating their fish-sauce funk.

Leavening the Resistance: Reem's Brings Traditional Arab Bakery to Oakland's Fruitvale

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Leavening the Resistance: Reem's Brings Traditional Arab Bakery to Oakland's Fruitvale

'Food is very part and parcel to people-building movements.'

Hot Shots: East Bay Hot Sauces from All Corners of the Globe

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Hot Shots: East Bay Hot Sauces from All Corners of the Globe

'I Like Eating': A Food Comic — Vietnamese Food in Oakland

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'I Like Eating': A Food Comic — Vietnamese Food in Oakland

Traditional Multicultural Dishes (That Just so Happen to Be Vegan) Here in the East Bay

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Traditional Multicultural Dishes (That Just so Happen to Be Vegan) Here in the East Bay

Taqueria La Venganza, Saha in Berkeley, and Juhu Beach Club in Oakland are exciting destinations for vegans that want to be part of the bay’s culinary diversity.

Los Cocos Is Living Proof That Oakland's Fruitvale Neighborhood Is More Than Just Mexican Food

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Los Cocos Is Living Proof That Oakland's Fruitvale Neighborhood Is More Than Just Mexican Food

Salvadoran heaven here in the Bay.

Tacos Sinaloa in Oakland's Fruitvale: Taco Pioneers

INSIDER'S GUIDE

Tacos Sinaloa in Oakland's Fruitvale: Taco Pioneers

While food trucks come and go, Sinaloa’s roots run deep.

Peña's Bakery Is The Bread of Life in Oakland's Fruitvale

INSIDER'S GUIDE

Peña's Bakery Is The Bread of Life in Oakland's Fruitvale

'You should never stop working, you should always keep your word, and you should save money.'

Albany Bulb: A Landfill Turned Art Gallery Turned Environmental Preserve

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Albany Bulb: A Landfill Turned Art Gallery Turned Environmental Preserve

'We don’t want it smoothed over and turned into a lawn or into a conventional park.'

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The Sinister, Evil KKK In Oakland Once Ruled City Hall

The Klan’s incompetent regime started crumbling right away.

California’s Only Black Whaling Captain, William Shorey, Lived in Oakland

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California’s Only Black Whaling Captain, William Shorey, Lived in Oakland

Although Shorey’s descendants no longer live in the historic West Oakland Victorian, the house still stands.

Preservation Park in Downtown Oakland Is an Oasis

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Preservation Park in Downtown Oakland Is an Oasis

Who says you have to get out of downtown to feel like you’re on vacation?

Oakland’s Most Iconic Tree Is Named After A Socialist Firebrand: Jack London (Of Course)

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Oakland’s Most Iconic Tree Is Named After A Socialist Firebrand: Jack London (Of Course)

Oak trees allowed native Ohlone people to exist on this land for thousands of years without agriculture.

Lake Merritt's Weird, Polluted — And Stinky — Legacy

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Lake Merritt's Weird, Polluted — And Stinky — Legacy

Developers also nearly turned it into a train depot.

Biff’s Coffee Shop In Oakland Was Googie Glory

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Biff’s Coffee Shop In Oakland Was Googie Glory

Before it was demolished, the Jetsons-esque building was beloved by generations of Oaklanders.

The Cemetery-Park: Mountain View Cemetery in Oakland is Also a Killer Spot to Jog

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The Cemetery-Park: Mountain View Cemetery in Oakland is Also a Killer Spot to Jog

The cemetery and the city have entered into a symbiotic relationship of sorts.

Havens for Cinema Junkies: The Legacy of East Bay Movie Houses

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Havens for Cinema Junkies: The Legacy of East Bay Movie Houses

Not so long ago the only way to see a movie was to tromp down to the neighborhood theater.

INSIDER'S GUIDE

Berkeley Is The Original Sanctuary City

Whether these laws withstand Trump’s threats will be determined in the next chapter of this ever-evolving movement.

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Weathering the Heat

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