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East Bay Bars and Restaurants Embrace the Pokémon Go Craze

Hudson Bay Cafe, Blue Bottle, Rockridge Cafe, Homeroom, Pizzaiolo, Luka’s Taproom, and Cafe Van Kleef. A restaurant and bar crawl...
East Bay Express  |  07-26-2016  |  Ear Bud

East Bay Rapper T. Carriér Feels Your FOMO on "Still"

You know when there's a really fun-sounding party on a week night, and you decide to go against your better...
East Bay Express  |  07-25-2016  |  Ear Bud

Alameda District Attorney: Oakland Cop Involved in Sex-Crime Scandal Probably Didn't Kill Wife

Alameda County District Attorney Nancy O'Malley concluded last week that an Oakland police officer's suicide in 2015, and his wife's...
East Bay Express  |  07-25-2016  |  Ear Bud

Fake 'Organic' Pot Gardening Products Yanked From Oregon Stores

America’s reckoning with its significantly tainted cannabis supply continues this month as officials in the new legalization state of Oregon...
East Bay Express  |  07-25-2016  |  Ear Bud

Town Business: Did OPOA Gut Oakland's Police Commission?

Last Friday, the Oakland City Council convened a special closed session meeting to secretly debate what powers a proposed civilian...
East Bay Express  |  07-25-2016  |  Ear Bud

Legit Poke Festival Debuts in Bay Area This Weekend

I'm a no-frills eater, and so the simplicity of a dish like poke has always appealed. A light dressing of...
East Bay Express  |  07-22-2016  |  Ear Bud

Third Annual Ales for ALS Beer Festival Tomorrow at Faction Brewing in Alameda

There are probably too many beer events and festivals each year, and this makes it difficult to pull the trigger...
East Bay Express  |  07-22-2016  |  Ear Bud

This Weekend's Top Six Events

It's about time you get off the internet — there's only so many articles you can read about Taylor Swift's...
East Bay Express  |  07-22-2016  |  Ear Bud

Oakland Designer's Ugly Donald Trump Coloring Book Raises Thousands for Immigrants

Oakland designer Joey Yang released a Donald Trump coloring book this past Tuesday. His modest goal was to share some...
East Bay Express  |  07-21-2016  |  Ear Bud

Mid-Week Menu: T-Rex Changes Owners, Nizza La Bella and Belli Osteria Close, and Gio’s to Replace Giovanni

Welcome to the Mid-Week Menu, our roundup of East Bay food news. 1) When it comes to East Bay barbecue...
East Bay Express  |  07-20-2016  |  Ear Bud

Protesters Blockade Oakland Police Union Hall, Demand City 'Fund Black Futures'

Calling on the City of Oakland to "divest" from its police department and invest public funds in schools, housing, and...
East Bay Express  |  07-20-2016  |  Ear Bud

Schoolboy Q, Joey Bada$$ Tour at Fox Theatre on Sale Tomorrow

If you don't blame Schoolboy Q for sparking the noxious trend of basic bros in bucket hats, you should. I personally...
East Bay Express  |  07-20-2016  |  Ear Bud

California’s Best Hash Venerated, Vaped at Chalice Awards

California’s best in hash, wax, rosin, oil and other medical marijuana extracts emerged from a crowded playing field to take...
East Bay Express  |  07-20-2016  |  Ear Bud

Ari Fitz, Androgynous Icon

The Bay Area native is changing the fashion blogging world by breaking down the gender binary. On a recent Saturday,...
East Bay Express  |  07-19-2016  |  Ear Bud

Teni East Kitchen Brings California-Burmese Cooking to Temescal

There's corn in the curry and kale in the tea leaf salad. If kale salad is — or was, circa...
East Bay Express  |  07-19-2016  |  Ear Bud

The Legal Gray Area of Marijuana Concentrates

California's historic medical-marijuana regulations are reshaping the state's multibillion-dollar industry — but niche areas remain in a legal limbo. Consider...
East Bay Express  |  07-19-2016  |  Ear Bud

To the Woodman, re: Café Society

Woody Allen's latest has more writing problems than usual. Woody Allen's Café Society is a truly beautiful object to look...
East Bay Express  |  07-19-2016  |  Ear Bud

Miserable Indulges in Melancholia

Kristina Esfandriari channels feelings of grief and heartbreak into gorgeous, atmospheric rock on Uncontrollable, her debut album as Miserable. Earlier...
East Bay Express  |  07-19-2016  |  Ear Bud

All Hail Jasmine Infiniti, the Self-Proclaimed Queen of Hell

The DJ is taking over the Bay Area's underground nightlife scene, and carving out safe spaces for trans women to...
East Bay Express  |  07-19-2016  |  Ear Bud

Beyond Cap-and-Trade: Many Environmentalists Say California Will Improve Climate Policy If It Reduces Emissions at Source

Gov. Jerry Brown has so far been unable to muster two-thirds of state legislators to vote to extend the program...
East Bay Express  |  07-19-2016  |  Ear Bud

Survivor, Oakland City Hall: Power Struggle Led to Expulsion of City Clerk from Closed Session

Her removal fuels controversy, division among staff, councilmembers. Oakland City Administrator Sabrina Landreth expelled City Clerk LaTonda Simmons from closed...
East Bay Express  |  07-19-2016  |  Ear Bud

Three Peters

One that's probably lying, one that wants your dick, and one that's secretly kinky. I'm sorry if my English is...
East Bay Express  |  07-19-2016  |  Ear Bud

Cal Shakes' 'Fences,' a Matriarchal Triumph

The production of August Wilson’s celebrated play centers actor Margo Hall with a standout performance. Commanding performances and straight-line direction...
East Bay Express  |  07-19-2016  |  Ear Bud

Why Does the Berkeley City Council Care About a Dog Meat Festival in China?

On animal rights and moral grandstanding. Buried way down on the consent calendar for the July 19 Berkeley City Council...
East Bay Express  |  07-19-2016  |  Ear Bud

Best of the East Bay 2016: Food & Drink Writers' Picks

Best Doughnut on a Stick     Mamacitas Cafe      1714 Franklin St., Oakland, 510-910-5711, MamacitasCafe.comDoughnuts are best served on...
East Bay Express  |  07-19-2016  |  Ear Bud

Best of the East Bay 2016: Shopping & Services Writers' Picks

Best Collars For Your Canine     Paco’s Collars      2905 Shattuck Avenue, Berkeley, 510-848-7226, PacoCollars.comThis is a specialty shop...
East Bay Express  |  07-19-2016  |  Ear Bud

Oakland, I want you to know... Opens at Oakland Museum of California

Exhibit amplifies the conversation around gentrification and asks viewers to participate. My bike ride from the Express office to the...
East Bay Express  |  07-19-2016  |  Ear Bud

Best of the East Bay 2016: Arts & Culture Writers' Picks

Best Oakland Photo Documentarian     Brittani Sensabaugh aka BrittSense      BrittSense.comBrittani Sensabaugh traces the inspiration for her photography practice...
East Bay Express  |  07-19-2016  |  Ear Bud

Best of the East Bay 2016

Find all the winners here! This year, the Express is keeping it simple. Below, you’ll find 139 of the best...
East Bay Express  |  07-19-2016  |  Ear Bud

'The Innocents' and the Damned

French-Polish war story with a disturbing twist. You don’t have to be religious to appreciate The Innocents, the story of...
East Bay Express  |  07-19-2016  |  Ear Bud

To the Woods with 'Captain Fantastic'

Viggo Mortensen shines as the ultimate hippie eco-survivalist family man. Anyone who has spent time in Northern California, or elsewhere...
East Bay Express  |  07-19-2016  |  Ear Bud

Disruptus

At Vessel Gallery. At the center of Disruptus, there’s a massive tile painting of Pussy Riot — the Russian feminist...
East Bay Express  |  07-19-2016  |  Ear Bud

Action: A Book about Sex

Amy Rose Spiegel at Books Inc. Berkeley. In Action: A Book about Sex, 25-year-old former Rookie editor Amy Rose Spiegel...
East Bay Express  |  07-19-2016  |  Ear Bud

Pedalfest

Bike fest at Jack London Square. The ever-popular Pedalfest will be back at Jack London Square (Embarcadero West, Oakland) on...
East Bay Express  |  07-19-2016  |  Ear Bud

Hurt Village

Presented by Ubuntu Theater Project. Although Hurt Village is set in Memphis, Tennessee, it tells a familiar story of gentrification...
East Bay Express  |  07-19-2016  |  Ear Bud

Free Will Astrology

Horoscopes for the week of July 21–27. ARIES (March 21-April 19): You now have more luxuriant access to divine luck...
East Bay Express  |  07-19-2016  |  Ear Bud

Free Will Astrology

Horoscopes for the week of July 6–13. ARIES (March 21-April 19): Events in the coming week may trick your mind...
East Bay Express  |  07-19-2016  |  Ear Bud

Cooking and Preserving with Koji

At Preserved. For thousands of years, the Japanese have used koji, a kind of rice mold, to make everything from...
East Bay Express  |  07-19-2016  |  Ear Bud

The Summer Classic Featuring Too $hort and Fat Joe

And tons of other local faves including J Stalin and Rexx Life Raj. From “Freaky Tales” to “Blow the Whistle”...
East Bay Express  |  07-19-2016  |  Ear Bud

Foxtails Brigade

Melodic folk rock at Hemlock Tavern. Oakland band Foxtails Brigade creates playful folk rock, with singer Laura Weinbach’s bright, clear...
East Bay Express  |  07-19-2016  |  Ear Bud

Sick Sad Summer

A dance party featuring Morris, Maal, NanosauR, and Turbo Sonidero. Between 2011 and 2013, there was a magical warehouse in...
East Bay Express  |  07-19-2016  |  Ear Bud

City Forcing West Oakland’s Alliance Metals to Close on August 20, But Supporters Argue Recyclers Have No Safety Net

Oakland officials, neighbors call the decades-old center a nuisance. Advocates worry customers will soon be the latest victims of gentrification...
East Bay Express  |  07-19-2016  |  Ear Bud

Stumping on Fear and Arrogance

San Pedro Stands up to Fear Mongering
Random Lengths News  |  James Preston Allen and Publisher  |  09-21-2015  |  Commentary

Why I Gave Up Booze in Favor of Weed

It helps with my anxiety, it doesn't give me hangovers, and are you aware of what it does to sex?
The Stranger  |  Sarah Galvin  |  04-13-2015  |  Drugs

Too Much Testing

Parents in Oregon plan to opt kids out of excessive state testing.
Eugene Weekly  |  Amy Schneider  |  02-26-2015  |  Education