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Darwin BondGraham, Ali Winston Win Prestigious George Polk Award For East Bay Express Series on Oakland Police Scandal

The reporters join winners from The New York Times, The Washington Post, and more. Darwin BondGraham and Ali Winston are...
East Bay Express  |  02-19-2017  |  Ear Bud

Five Memorable Beers From Yesterday's Inaugural East Bay Brewer's Fest

Some terrible news: It's the last day of San Francisco Beer Week. The annual gathering was actually nine days of...
East Bay Express  |  02-19-2017  |  Ear Bud

Police Did Not Arrest East Oakland Shooter Despite Two Earlier Gunfire Incidents In A Week At His Home

Jesse Enjaian, a 32-year-old computer science engineer, died in Highland Hospital yesterday after a bizarre standoff where he fired a...
East Bay Express  |  02-18-2017  |  Ear Bud

I Was Kicked Out of Federal Immigration Court — Because I'm a Journalist

I got kicked out of a public, federal immigration court hearing yesterday because I’m a newspaper reporter. And it wasn't...
East Bay Express  |  02-17-2017  |  Ear Bud

Bay Area Immigrants Turning Down Health Care, MediCal, For Fear of Trump's Immigration Policies

Immigrants in the Bay Area are so worried about President Trump's forthcoming immigration policy that they're opting out of health-care...
East Bay Express  |  02-16-2017  |  Ear Bud

A Burmese Resurrection: Grocery Cafe Will Get a Second Life in Jack London Square

Nearly every week, some Bay Area restaurant ends not with a bang but a whimper — or, in the case...
East Bay Express  |  02-15-2017  |  Ear Bud

Burger Boogaloo Lineup Just Announced (Hint: Iggy Pop!)

Burger Boogaloo, the festival curated by the record label of the same name each summer in Mosswood Park, has evolved...
East Bay Express  |  02-15-2017  |  Ear Bud

Praise-Worthy Performances by Rosamund Pike and David Oyelowo in A United Kingdom

Is the film an African version of Loving? So, is A United Kingdom an African version of Loving, or is...
East Bay Express  |  02-15-2017  |  Ear Bud

A Cure for Wellness Is Good for What Eels You

Gore Verbinski goes gothic in a spooky Swiss sanitarium. Gore Verbinski’s A Cure for Wellness is monumentally silly despite its...
East Bay Express  |  02-15-2017  |  Ear Bud

East Bay Coffee Shops Are Helping to Lead the Resistance

As the Trump administration attacks marginalized groups, socially conscious cafes aim to provide a safe space. Four weeks into a...
East Bay Express  |  02-14-2017  |  Ear Bud

At Tastee Steam Kitchen, Every Item Is Steamed to Order at the Table — Sometimes While It’s Still Alive

Oakland Chinatown’s splashiest new seafood restaurant. The spot prawns were still wiggling their little legs when our server dumped them...
East Bay Express  |  02-14-2017  |  Ear Bud

'A Modern Day Ruin': A Writer On His Visits to the Ghost Ship Site

The neighborhood also has now become a place of pilgrimage. The Wendy’s parking lot across the street from the Ghost...
East Bay Express  |  02-14-2017  |  Ear Bud

New Documents Reveal Oakland Officials Were Aware of Ghost Ship’s Numerous Problems: Raves, Kidnapping, Battery, Assault, And More

But is the city liable for the tragic fire? Over the years, Rich Howard put in his time checking IDs...
East Bay Express  |  02-14-2017  |  Ear Bud

Islam 102 at the Alameda Free Library

If you missed “Islam 101” last October, don’t despair: A public forum called “American Muslims: Islam 102” will catch up...
East Bay Express  |  02-14-2017  |  Ear Bud

Well at Contra Costa Civic Theatre

Tony award-winning playwright Lisa Kron’s comedy Well delivers wit and wisdom from a woman character, based on Kron’s mother, while...
East Bay Express  |  02-14-2017  |  Ear Bud

‘Big Oil’ Whistleblower John Bolenbaugh at East Bay Media Center

In the summer of 2010, John Bolenbaugh found an enormous amount of oil in his home state of Michigan, from...
East Bay Express  |  02-14-2017  |  Ear Bud

Russ at Fox Theatre

Russ’ single “What They Want” came out last year and still has everyone singing along, even though its a typical...
East Bay Express  |  02-14-2017  |  Ear Bud

Pathways / In and Out at Johansson Projects gallery

When you’re a child and the lights get turned out, all the objects in the room transform, augmented by their...
East Bay Express  |  02-14-2017  |  Ear Bud

A Second Transbay Link Is Inevitable — but Will It Be Equitable?

Because it would reshape the Bay’s social geography, many insist plans focus on economic and racial justice from the start...
East Bay Express  |  02-14-2017  |  Ear Bud

Court-Appointed Attorney Taking Over Oakland Mayor’s Investigation of Mishandled OPD Sex-Scandal Case

The city has yet to make public any findings by the mayor's investigator. Last June, Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf and...
East Bay Express  |  02-14-2017  |  Ear Bud

Dakota Access Pipeline Opponents Call on CalPERS to Divest

In response to President Donald Trump's decision to expedite construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline, opponents of the controversial project...
East Bay Express  |  02-13-2017  |  Ear Bud

Oakland Nonprofit Sues Coca-Cola, 'Big Soda' Lobbyist Group Over 'Following The Tobacco Playbook'

The local nonprofit alleges that Coca-Cola uses front groups to engage in a “deceptive campaign” by falsely representing and manipulating...
East Bay Express  |  02-13-2017  |  Ear Bud

Oakland's Fantastic Negrito Won A Grammy!

Fantastic Negrito's earned his first Grammy nomination for The Last Days of Oakland — and this afternoon he took home the...
East Bay Express  |  02-12-2017  |  Ear Bud

High-Level City Staff Knew of Police Sex Crimes Months Before Oakland Mayor Says She Was Informed

Emails obtained by the Express reveal that multiple officials from the City Attorney and Administrator's offices knew detailed information about...
East Bay Express  |  02-10-2017  |  Ear Bud

Noise Pop 2017: Seven Under-The-Radar Shows Not to Miss

This year's multivenue festival begins Monday, February 20. Noise Pop is going big for its 25th year, delivering on major...
East Bay Express  |  02-09-2017  |  Ear Bud

Ex-Livermore Cop's Trial in Case Linked to Oakland Sex Crime Scandal Delayed

The trial of Daniel Black, a former Livermore police officer charged with soliciting a prostitute, furnishing alcohol to a minor,...
East Bay Express  |  02-09-2017  |  92510

Mid-Week Menu: The Wolf Is Open, Encuentro Is Closed, and Cholita Linda Is Coming to Alameda

Welcome to the Mid-Week Menu, our roundup of East Bay food news. 1) Fans of Bay Wolf and Wood Tavern...
East Bay Express  |  02-08-2017  |  Ear Bud

A Calendar Listing of East Bay Events During San Francisco Beer Week

From pancakes parties to Trillium tap takeovers. People say there's too much happening during Beer Week. But don't buy into...
East Bay Express  |  02-07-2017  |  Ear Bud

Will Thousands of East Bay Patients, Workers Lose Coverage, Jobs Due To Trump's 'Obamacare' Repeal?

In Alameda County alone, the repeal could result in 6,000 lost jobs. John Cameron spent nearly a quarter of a...
East Bay Express  |  02-07-2017  |  Ear Bud

Dan Savage: Should Asexuals 'Take One For The Team'?

Asexuality isn't a kink. I’ve been reading your advice column in the Coast in Halifax for a while, and it...
East Bay Express  |  02-07-2017  |  Ear Bud

Death of a Salesman At Ubuntu Theater Project

Ubuntu Theater Project’s co-production with Berkeley’s Inferno Theatre of Beckett’s Waiting for Godot continues to romp on Monday night at...
East Bay Express  |  02-07-2017  |  Ear Bud

The Milky Way: Where To Find The Best Milk Stouts In The East Bay

An introduction to the sweet, creamy brew. The Bay Area's obsession with IPAs started in the Seventies, when Fritz Maytag...
East Bay Express  |  02-07-2017  |  Ear Bud

The Upscale Comfort Food at Duchess Is a Work in Progress

But the pastries are sublime. Our critic reviews Rockridge's new all-day pub. The first thing you notice when you walk...
East Bay Express  |  02-07-2017  |  Ear Bud

Letters for the Week of February 8, 2017

Readers sound off about about Uber. "Time To #DeleteUber In Oakland" by Jay Youngdahl, Raising The Bar, January 31: Kudos,...
East Bay Express  |  02-07-2017  |  Ear Bud

Hippie Modernism: The Struggle for Utopia At The Berkeley Art Museum

Through May 21. Hippie Modernism, huh? Even the most nostalgia-besotted Baby Boomer must be thoroughly sick of the relentless procession...
East Bay Express  |  02-07-2017  |  Ear Bud

Asghar Farhadi's The Salesman Closes the Deal with Style

The director will boycott the Academy Awards due to Trump's immigration ban. Writer-director Asghar Farhadi (The Past, A Separation) specializes...
East Bay Express  |  02-07-2017  |  Ear Bud

Andre Power, Iamnobodi Discuss Soulection's Valentine's Gig in Oakland

'Love is a vibe. Love is a feeling.' Andre Power is co-founder of Soulection, the L.A.-based label and collective behind...
East Bay Express  |  02-07-2017  |  Ear Bud

City of Oakland Clears Out The Village Homeless Encampment

To some residents, the Village was a glimpse of relative stability. Dozens of Oakland police officers and public-works employees ousted...
East Bay Express  |  02-07-2017  |  Ear Bud

Savage Love: Mail Bag

Dan answers quick-hit questions from a recent appearance in New York. Last week, I spoke at the Wilbur Theater in...
East Bay Express  |  02-07-2017  |  Ear Bud

Hayward's Dirty Bird Lounge Gets an Argentinian Facelift

Plus, Cambodian street noodles find a home in Emeryville. The old Dirty Bird Lounge was a neon-lit oasis in a...
East Bay Express  |  02-07-2017  |  Ear Bud

A Chat With Trumer Pils Master Brewer Lars Larson

There's quote out there, and I don't know who said it originally, that 'The beer industry is 95 percent asshole-free.'...
East Bay Express  |  02-07-2017  |  Ear Bud

A Chat With the Owners of Novel Brewing Company in Oakland

Check out the neighborhood spot on San Pablo Avenue. Teresa Tamburello and Brian Koloszyc bought a home brew kit on...
East Bay Express  |  02-07-2017  |  Ear Bud

NBA Finals Game 1: Winning Time

If you're a fan of low scoring games, low-percentage shooting and sleep depravity, then Game 1 of the NBA Finals was the game for you!
Miami New Times  |  Chris Joseph  |  06-01-2011  |  Sports

The Corvette Thief

78-year-old Dan Ott has stolen more than 1,000 cars in his life. And left plenty of damage along the way
Cleveland Scene  |  Vince Grzegorek  |  07-30-2015  |  Features

Latinos Warn of 'False' Credit Card

Advertised nationwide to Spanish speakers as offering a $2,000 line of credit, Pro Line is derided as a scam by consumer advocates.
East Bay Express  |  Kara Platoni  |  09-07-2004  |  Business & Labor