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Published: Wed, 25 Apr 2018 00:00:01 -0700

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Wednesday’s Briefing: Oakland and EBMUD Fined for Sewage Spills Into Bay; Bay Area Home Prices Reach Record Highs

Wed, 25 Apr 2018 10:05:00 -0700

(image) The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has fined Oakland and EBMUD for allowing untreated sewage into San Francisco Bay.…



Dan Savage: Serial Affairs

Wed, 25 Apr 2018 01:00:00 -0700

(image) Plus, a gay marriage opens and closes and opens. I'm a straight male in my 30s.…



Black and Female Recruits Missing from Latest Oakland Police Academy

Wed, 25 Apr 2018 01:00:00 -0700

(image) Despite calls to diversify its police force, Oakland struggles to recruit women and Black officers. Oakland's 179th police academy is on track to add as many as 21 new cops to the city's streets when it wraps up in July, but there won't be any women in the graduating class.…



Jane Handcock Embarks on Transformation from Industry Songwriter to Solo Artist

Wed, 25 Apr 2018 01:00:00 -0700

(image) The East Bay R&B singer has been called a 'musical medium.' Myariah Summers sits by a big glass window, stirring her mocha with a spoon, at a downtown Oakland cafe.…



Oakhella Turns Two

Wed, 25 Apr 2018 01:00:00 -0700

(image) The collective celebrates two years of preserving local culture — and throwing great day parties. There's a lot more to the Lower Bottoms neighborhood of West Oakland than what you can see from BART.…



In 'The Rider,' a Man, His Horse, and the Truest of True Grit

Wed, 25 Apr 2018 01:00:00 -0700

(image) A Chinese immigrant filmmaker becomes enchanted with the West, and so do we. Chloé Zhao's The Rider, a character study of an injured rodeo rider readjusting to his new reality, has the contours of a scripted documentary with "actors" essentially playing themselves.…



'Grace Jones: Bloodlight and Bami' An Imperfect Portrait of Larger-Than-Life Singer

Wed, 25 Apr 2018 01:00:00 -0700

(image) The action lies in the musical numbers. Once upon a time, singer-actor-model Grace Jones, subject of the new documentary Grace Jones: Bloodlight and Bami, strode the pop entertainment world like a colossus of glamour and sex.…



Letters of the Week: Our Readers Chime in on Last Week's Issue

Wed, 25 Apr 2018 01:00:00 -0700

(image) "Back to the Underground," Feature, 4/18…



This Year's 4/20 in the Rearview Mirror

Wed, 25 Apr 2018 01:00:00 -0700

(image) Tokers fiddled while the industry burned. As the fog lifts on the biggest April 20 in the history of the unofficial cannabis holiday, a lineup of contradictory insights look clear as day.…



Tay Ho Is a Vietnamese Treasure in Oakland Chinatown

Wed, 25 Apr 2018 01:00:00 -0700

(image) With cocktails, a fresh aesthetic, and a focus on unusual regional dishes, the family-run restaurant stands out from the pack. Let's set the record straight: Tay Ho is not the same as Banh Cuon Tay Ho.…



Local Music Community Rallies Behind Lee Hildebrand

Wed, 25 Apr 2018 01:00:00 -0700

(image) Check out the benefit concert for the legendary East Bay music critic. For nearly 50 years, from 1968 until he was slowed by a stroke in November 2017, Lee Hildebrand was the East Bay's foremost music critic covering a full range of blues, gospel, R&B, and jazz.…



Nine Bay Area Music Festivals to Look Forward to This Year

Wed, 25 Apr 2018 01:00:00 -0700

(image) With Manic Relapse, MUTEK, and Blurry Vision almost here, it's time to feel festive. Manic Relapse…



After Ghost Ship, Russell E.L. Butler Commits to Life in Electronic Music

Wed, 25 Apr 2018 01:00:00 -0700

(image) The Oakland artist performs at MUTEK.SF. As with many artists in Oakland's underground music scene, Russell E.L. Butler's life took a major turn after 2016's Ghost Ship fire.…



Women's Audio Mission Empowers Oakland Girls in the Studio

Wed, 25 Apr 2018 01:00:00 -0700

(image) The San Francisco nonprofit brings its transformative after-school programs to the East Bay. Years ago, Terri Winston finished mixing a song for a band, sent it back to them, and was told it wasn't good enough.…



Demystifying Sound at the Vintage Synthesizer Museum

Wed, 25 Apr 2018 01:00:00 -0700

(image) With a recording studio, public workshops, and hands-on showroom in Emeryville, Lance Hill elucidates the rarefied realm of analog synthesizers. Lance Hill dismounted his bike and, using two hands, opened a steel sliding door in an industrial complex in Emeryville.…



The Bay Area Book Festival Returns to Berkeley with Conversations that Go Beyond Literature

Wed, 25 Apr 2018 01:00:00 -0700

(image) It's not a political festival, but it might get political. Cherilyn Parsons would like you to know that the Bay Area Book Festival is not a political organization.…



Oakland Art Month Puts Spotlight on Dance, Music, and Events that Exemplify Town Culture

Wed, 25 Apr 2018 01:00:00 -0700

(image) Instead of commissioning new works, the month promotes art events that are already integral to Oakland. Oakland bursts at the seams with art, with public murals standing 10 stories high, countless galleries, First Friday, theaters, museums, and a bevy of parades and festivals.…



Will 2018 Be the Year of the Landlord in Alameda?

Tue, 24 Apr 2018 12:37:00 -0700

(image) There’s an increasing concern among Alameda tenants that they may lose their fight for rent control and just cause evictions on the Island. For nearly three years, Alameda’s renters and landlords have faced off in a number of political skirmishes.…



A New Nonprofit Matches Homeless College Students With Hosts

Tue, 24 Apr 2018 12:30:00 -0700

(image) Homeless to Homecoming is run by a middle school teacher who said her life changed when she hosted a homeless student in her home. After Steven Brown was released from prison following a wrongful conviction, he was left with nothing.…



Andre Ward’s Journey Continues

Tue, 24 Apr 2018 12:19:29 -0700

(image) The Oakland boxer was one of the best ever. Now, he’s making a documentary about how he reached the top. When was the last time you heard of an athlete with a 20-year winning streak?…



Tuesday’s Briefing: Berkeley to Introduce Sweeping Legislation Aimed at Reducing Plastic

Tue, 24 Apr 2018 09:18:00 -0700

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The Berkeley City Council will introduce a sweeping measure to curb use of disposable foodware and packaging
today — the most ambitious and comprehensive piece of municipal legislation aimed at reducing plastic.…



Soda Tax Revenue to Pay for Pure Drinking Water Stations at Lead-Contaminated Oakland Schools

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 18:08:00 -0700

(image) An official advisory board is recommending that the City of Oakland spend hundreds of thousands in new sugar sweetened beverage tax revenue to rapidly install drinking water stations at 110 Oakland public schools and child care centers.

The Oakland Unified School District welcomes the help.

Last October, the school system discovered elevated lead levels in drinking water from fountains at several schools.…



A’s Win as Oakland Fans Shrug Off Critics

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 11:56:00 -0700

(image) A’s fans are adept at shrugging off bad news. And last week they smartly ignored negative headlines, opting instead to celebrate big wins, a no-hitter, and 50 years of Oakland baseball. This was going to be a warm-and-fuzzy column that relived all the fun, victorious, amazing, and just plain strange moments in the history of the Oakland A’s, a franchise that has packed a couple centuries’ worth of colorful memories into just five decades.…



Monday’s Briefing: California May Vote on Repealing State Ban on Rent Control; Local Churches “Divesting” from Police

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 10:43:00 -0700

(image) California voters may decide on whether or not to repeal Costa-Hawkins this November, the 1990s law that limits cities’ ability to impose rent control.…



Delage Owner Opens Utzutzu, Bringing Prix-Fixe Sushi to Alameda

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 10:35:00 -0700

(image)
Utzutzu means “reality” in Japanese. And in reality, it’s a wonder.…