East Bay

It’s been nearly two years since former BART police officer Johannes Mehserle shot Oscar Grant to death at Oakland’s Fruitvale station. Friday, Mehserle received his sentence: two years in prison for involuntary manslaughter. Including credit for time served, Mehserle could get out of prison in...
Oakland voters used the ranked-choice format to vote for a new mayor this year, and the initial results favored former Senate President Pro Tem Don Perata, as KALW’s Ben Trefny discussed during our live election analysis Thursday evening. BEN TREFNY: He has a fairly significant lede over Jean Quan...
Anti-violence efforts in Oakland were bolstered, last week, when voters passed Measure BB. It’s actually an amendment to an initiative voters passed in 2004 – Measure Y – which pays for community police officers as well as employment, counseling and training programs, so long as the city employed...
This has been quite a week for the Bay Area: Halloween, Day of the Dead celebrations, midterm elections, the Giants World Series win, 80 degree weather – you might be looking to relax a bit this weekend, but why not let the good times keep on rolling? Keep 'em rolling with this week's Crosscurrents...
RINA PALTA: The biggest party in Oakland may have taken place at the Fox Theater, where former mayor Jerry Brown celebrated his election as governor. While that was a resounding win, the biggest question in Oakland is yet to be answered: who will be the city’s next mayor? The final tally shows...
Now let’s go from the more personal, and perhaps well-known Day of the Dead commemoration in San Francisco, and move across the bay over to the Oakland Museum of California, where artists are celebrating the Day of the Dead. Guest curator Jaime Cortez invited artists to take a contemporary approach...
At the Oakland Museum of California, guest curator Jaime Cortez invited artists to take a contemporary approach to the Day of the Dead. In this web exclusive, hear artist Ana Teresa Fernandez talk about her modern take on the ofrenda, or altar, which was inspired by the children orphaned by...
Living in the Bay Area means you have an endlessly diverse palette of cuisines to pick and choose from. San Francisco’s rich culinary scene means you can have a bean burrito for breakfast, dim sum for lunch, and chicken coucous for dinner. And if you were in the mood for something like "carne...
Los Cenzontles performs this Saturday at Los Cenzontles Mexican Arts Center in San Pablo.
p { margin-bottom: 0.08in; }Police Chief Anthony Batts has been in office for just over a year, but a lot has happened in that seemingly short timeframe. The city established gang injunctions, Batts lost about 10% of his police force due to state budget cuts. Though the protests that shook Oakland...
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