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The Case Against Google Booksnew

How three California librarians led the revolt against the company's plans to archive all earthly knowledge.
East Bay Express  |  Chris Thompson  |  10-14-2009  |  Books

Meet the Father of Proposition 8new

As an auxiliary bishop in San Diego, Salvatore Cordileone played an indispensable role in conceiving, funding, organizing, and ultimately winning the campaign to pass Proposition 8. Shortly after the law passed, he was installed as the new Catholic bishop in Oakland.
East Bay Express  |  Chris Thompson  |  08-12-2009  |  LGBT

Last Days of the Oakland Raidersnew

When the team's lease at McAfee Coliseum expires in 2010, will the Raiders follow the Athletics in the search for a new home?
East Bay Express  |  Chris Thompson  |  09-04-2008  |  Sports

When Will Oakland's New Mayor Do Something Significant?new

If Ron Dellums' staff has to retreat and double-check their notes before explaining what they want to do, maybe it means they just don't know.
East Bay Express  |  Chris Thompson  |  06-06-2007  |  Politics

Pension Woes Dog UC Regentsnew

State Senator Leland Yee wants university leaders to give workers a say in managing their mishandled retirement fund.
East Bay Express  |  Chris Thompson  |  05-24-2007  |  Economy

Has Oakland Military Institute Gone Soft?new

Parents worry that the military academy is de-emphasizing all things military.
East Bay Express  |  Chris Thompson  |  05-16-2007  |  Education

Gerald Parsky's Partynew

The UC regent whose pension fund overhaul may have cost the university billions is now in a position to play with even more of the public's money as leader of the panel trying to solve what may be California's worst-ever budget crisis.
East Bay Express  |  Chris Thompson  |  05-09-2007  |  Politics

The Saul Zaentz Media Center Is on the Brink of Extinctionnew

The thirty or so documentary film producers and sound engineers living in the East Berkeley building face a rent increase somwhere between 40 and 100 percent.
East Bay Express  |  Chris Thompson  |  04-05-2007  |  Movies

Botero's Politics of Mediocritynew

The artist's Abu Ghraib exhibit has created a big sensation, but is it his work we're judging, or the ignominy of our leaders?
East Bay Express  |  Chris Thompson  |  02-08-2007  |  Art

Tauscher's a Tough Targetnew

When the new progressive coalition Working for Us targeted Congresswoman Ellen Tauscher, it quickly had to backstep.
East Bay Express  |  Chris Thompson  |  02-01-2007  |  Politics

A Penny on the Dollarnew

That, says a Cal economist, is more than we can expect from our billions spent on stem-cell research, yet the real issue is that Prop. 71 voters went to the ballot box with flawed information.
East Bay Express  |  Chris Thompson  |  01-25-2007  |  Policy Issues

The Church Gets Into Funeralsnew

The beleagured Oakland diocese of the Roman Catholic Church is moving into the mortuary business -- and other morticians aren't happy.
East Bay Express  |  Chris Thompson  |  01-11-2007  |  Religion

Jerry Brown Was Rightnew

Oakland's departing mayor was a poor manager but a great salesman.
East Bay Express  |  Chris Thompson  |  01-04-2007  |  Politics

Hercules vs. Wal-Martnew

What better way to squash a city's dreams of smart growth than to allow construction of a giant retail store in its midst?
East Bay Express  |  Chris Thompson  |  12-21-2006  |  Housing & Development

Read the Novel, Then Update the Wikinew

Meet the man in charge of the effort to decode all the hidden signs and clues in Thomas Pynchon's latest.
East Bay Express  |  Chris Thompson  |  12-08-2006  |  Books

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