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This Weekend's Top Six Events

IT'S THE WEEKEND! Get out there and make us proud.  Grace Jones  While Madonna gets most of the credit for...
East Bay Express  |  08-26-2016  |  Ear Bud

Gov. Jerry Brown Signs Sen. Hancock's Ban on State Funds for Coal Projects

State Sen. Loni Hancock's bill to ban the use of funds for coal-related projects was signed by Gov. Jerry Brown...
East Bay Express  |  08-26-2016  |  Ear Bud

California Legalization Proposition 64 Raises $11.45 Million

Proponents of a ballot initiative to legalize cannabis in California, Proposition 64, have raised $11.45 million in donor support, Ballotpedia.org...
East Bay Express  |  08-26-2016  |  Ear Bud

Drake's 27th Anniversary Party is Friday. Here's the Beer List.

East Bay craft beer godfather Drake's Brewing Co. celebrates 27 years this Friday in San Leandro. And, in true Drake's...
East Bay Express  |  08-25-2016  |  Ear Bud

More Details on Those Rumored Oakland Raiders Coliseum Renderings and Images

Yesterday, the Express reported that the Oakland Raiders “have new and unreleased rendered images of what a Coliseum stadium might...
East Bay Express  |  08-25-2016  |  Ear Bud

Mid-Week Menu: A Hotel Restaurant Reinvents Itself, a Sandwich Pop-Up Re-emerges, and a Fish Market Shutters

Welcome to the Mid-Week Menu, our roundup of East Bay food news. Regular What  the Fork readers may have noticed...
East Bay Express  |  08-25-2016  |  Ear Bud

Berkeley City Council Will Meet Tomorrow to Vote on Minimum Wage Compromise

Tomorrow at 11:30 a.m., the Berkeley City Council will convene a special meeting to try one more time to reach...
East Bay Express  |  08-25-2016  |  Ear Bud

Politifact: Sen. Feinstein Spread 'Mostly False' Information About California Legalization

Sen. Dianne Feinstein is fibbing when she says kids are going to see pot ads on television if California legalization...
East Bay Express  |  08-25-2016  |  Ear Bud

Oakland-Alameda Authority Confirms Unreleased Renderings of Possible Raiders Stadium at Coliseum Site

Tomorrow morning, the Southern Nevada Tourism Infrastructure Committee will meet to discuss the Oakland Raiders relocating to Las Vegas. By...
East Bay Express  |  08-24-2016  |  Ear Bud

Weed Talk at OMCA Saturday: "Perspectives on Legalizing Marijuana"

The Oakland Museum of California keeps its hot season of cannabis programming rolling with a Saturday event “Perspectives on Legalizing...
East Bay Express  |  08-24-2016  |  Ear Bud

Ramen Shop's Breakfast Pastries Embrace California-Japanese Inspiration

Also: Comedian Shanti Charan's Mixing Masala web series helps you make good Indian food. Ever since Pizzaiolo started opening its...
East Bay Express  |  08-23-2016  |  Ear Bud

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At Aggregate Space Gallery. In a pitch-black room, there’s a sudden flash of light followed by a steady ticking. A...
East Bay Express  |  08-23-2016  |  Ear Bud

A Walk in the Park with David Vassar

At David Brower Center. To celebrate the National Park Service Centennial, the David Brower Center is hosting a night dedicated...
East Bay Express  |  08-23-2016  |  Ear Bud

Grace Jones

At Greek Theater. While Madonna gets most of the credit for Eighties bad girl icon, her contemporary Grace Jones is...
East Bay Express  |  08-23-2016  |  Ear Bud

Government Flu, Sterile Mind, Rut, and Drop In

At 1-2-3-4 Go! Records. Plenty of Americans associate the countries of the former Eastern Block with a Cold War-era dystopian...
East Bay Express  |  08-23-2016  |  Ear Bud

ST Spittin

At Brick & Mortar Music Hall. A standout member of Kool John’s Shmoplife collective, ST Spittin gets his name first...
East Bay Express  |  08-23-2016  |  Ear Bud

Check It Screening

At Piedmont Theater. In an effort to survive daily life, a group of Black queer and trans youth in Washington...
East Bay Express  |  08-23-2016  |  Ear Bud

Pints at the Park

At the Lake Merritt Amphitheater. Perfect timing: After hitting the Grand Lake farmers’ market this weekend for locally-grown, seasonal produce,...
East Bay Express  |  08-23-2016  |  Ear Bud

Oakland's Street-Repair Deficit is Deep. The Mayor Says a $600 Million Bond Needed to Address the Problem.

Measure KK would also approve bonds for affordable housing. Mmm, KK?: Last year, Last Week Tonight with John Oliver detailed...
East Bay Express  |  08-23-2016  |  Ear Bud

'Big Soda' Argues Oakland's Proposed Tax Will Cut Sales — But Proponents Say That's Exactly the Point

Academics discredit claim that levy will increase costs of other goods; Oakland will vote on whether to pass a sweetened-beverage...
East Bay Express  |  08-23-2016  |  Ear Bud

Reflections on the 15th Street Tragedy

The August 14 shooting outside of Prime Development left many people in Oakland's underground music and art scenes reeling. No...
East Bay Express  |  08-23-2016  |  Ear Bud

Caleborate Evolves from Rapper-Next-Door to Lyrical Mastermind

The East Bay rapper transforms his earnest, relatable brand of outsider hip-hop into a polished product on his upcoming album,...
East Bay Express  |  08-23-2016  |  Ear Bud

Ixcanul: Mythical Reality

Guatemalan fable blends hardship with stoic beauty. Jayro Bustamante's gorgeously photographed Ixcanul is the ideal village-picture fable, as fascinating for...
East Bay Express  |  08-23-2016  |  Ear Bud

Letters for the Week of August 24, 2016

Readers sound off about homelessness, race, and policing. "Law Enforcement Killed 90 Oakland Residents Since 2000, And 74 Percent Were...
East Bay Express  |  08-23-2016  |  Ear Bud

Curbside's Filipino-American Food Truck Fuses Flavors into Other Cuisines

It offers more interesting food than it does confusing food. A few years back, food journalists called the swell of...
East Bay Express  |  08-23-2016  |  Ear Bud

The Black Choreographers Festival Brings its First Summer Series to Laney College

Local and visiting Black choreographers and dancers gather for a three-day festival featuring new and unfinished works. Abrupt, forced laughter...
East Bay Express  |  08-23-2016  |  Ear Bud

Free Will Astrology

Horoscopes for the week of August 25–31. ARIES (March 21-April 19): Truth decay is in its early stages. If you...
East Bay Express  |  08-23-2016  |  Ear Bud

Contemporary Saudi Arabian Art, in Context

The traveling show GENERA#ION, brings nuanced reflections of modern Saudi Arabian identity to Minnesota Street Project. On the second floor...
East Bay Express  |  08-23-2016  |  Ear Bud

Ubuntu Black Arts Theater Festival

At Flight Deck. Lower Bottom Playaz, Oakland’s Black theater company directed by Ayodele Nzinga, is presenting a full festival of...
East Bay Express  |  08-23-2016  |  Ear Bud

Cooking Other People's Food: How Chefs Appropriate Bay Area 'Ethnic' Cuisine

It's time to talk about pedigreed restaurateurs that co-opt traditional eats — and how the food-media hype machine enables cultural...
East Bay Express  |  08-23-2016  |  Ear Bud

Had to Get Away

Dan Savage, the designer fill-in, on flaccid dicks and who buys the strap on. DEAR READERS: This is the final...
East Bay Express  |  08-23-2016  |  Ear Bud

Landlord Pledges to Repair Bathrooms at Oakland Chinatown SRO

A group of investors who recently purchased an Oakland residential hotel — and who have been accused of harassing the tenants...
East Bay Express  |  08-23-2016  |  92510

Mining Company Behind Oakland Coal Terminal Withdraws IPO Plans, Bogged Down in Lawsuit

Bowie Resource Partners, the Kentucky-based coal company that was quietly backing plans by Oakland developer Phil Tagami and former Port...
East Bay Express  |  08-23-2016  |  92510

Five Reasons Not To Miss This Weekend's FYF Fest

Each year, I like to channel my early twenties and take a road trip to a major California festival. And...
East Bay Express  |  08-21-2016  |  Ear Bud

UC Berkeley Police Lieutenant Allegedly Sent Racist Email to Chief

UC Berkeley Police Lieutenant Lee Harris apparently sent an email to his Chief Margo Bennett in 2015 depicting a Black...
East Bay Express  |  08-19-2016  |  92510

Art + Soul Comes to Oakland This Weekend

Now in its sixteenth year, Art + Soul Oakland returns with a weekend of family-friendly art, music, and food in...
East Bay Express  |  08-17-2016  |  Ear Bud

Mikkeller Oakland Grand Opening on Friday

The big beer news in the East Bay is that Mikkeller Oakland's grand opening goes down this Friday, August 19,...
East Bay Express  |  08-17-2016  |  Ear Bud

Londoner and Marketing Executive Dan Savage Takes Over Savage Love for the Week

DEAR READERS: I'm on vacation for three weeks — but you won't be reading old columns in my absence, and...
East Bay Express  |  08-16-2016  |  Ear Bud

Getting Schooled: An Overview of this Year's Oakland Unified School Board Races

Part of our weekly Election 2016 coverage. More Charter Versus Public School Drama: The Oakland Unified School District board has...
East Bay Express  |  08-16-2016  |  Ear Bud

Dream Day Pays Homage to a Beloved Figure in Oakland's Hip-Hop and Graffiti Scenes

In its sixth year, the annual arts and music fest honors the legacy of Mike "Dream" Francisco with performances by...
East Bay Express  |  08-16-2016  |  Ear Bud

Six Ways to Fried Chicken in the East Bay

Where to satisfy that summertime craving in Oakland and Berkeley. Summer, the ideal fried-chicken season. The days call out for...
East Bay Express  |  08-16-2016  |  Ear Bud

StorySlam Oakland: Race and Privilege

At Sweet Bar Bakery. Every third Thursday of the month, Sweet Bar Bakery (2355 Broadway, Oakland) hosts an informal themed...
East Bay Express  |  08-16-2016  |  Ear Bud

Free the Instagrams from your iPhone with a hand-crafted frame

Like so many other smart phone users, I love Instagram. Being a visual artist, the application is a very handy and inspiring way to edit and share photos easily and save them for inspiration. I recently started printing my Instagrams, but I had a hard time deciding how to display them. I wanted to be able to easily switch the photos while also keeping up the ones I couldn't part with. The solution: I made my own interchangeable Instagram frame.
Charleston City Paper  |  Kristen Solecki  |  07-25-2012  |  Art

Greensboro Councilwoman Denies Emails Connecting Her to Police Intelligence Squad

Greensboro Councilwoman Marikay Abuzuaiter denied that multiple e-mails attributed to her and originating from one of her e-mail addresses were written by her, saying she had no communication with the Greensboro police’s criminal intelligence squad.
YES! Weekly  |  Eric Ginsburg  |  02-13-2013  |  Politics

Access Denied

Systematic statewide abuse of Oregon public records laws thwarts the people's right to know.
Eugene Weekly  |  Alex V. Cipolle  |  05-31-2016  |  Civil Liberties