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Oakland Singer-Songwriter MIGHTY QUINN to Release Debut Punk Album

Oakland, CA A singer and songwriter most famous for his work on the television show Scrubs, MIGHTY QUINN (aka Quinn Walker) grew up playing Rock, Funk, Soul, and Gospel, and he presently writes m…
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Oakland Organic Gardener Wins Battle Against Roundup

Diane Williams fought for two years to stop Oakland Unified from spraying the likely carcinogenic herbicide. And, finally, she was vindicated. One day in June 2016, a ga…
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Instagram Love

Our covers often strike a chord with East Bay residents. Here our five most-liked Instagram covers: 1.…
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Where's That Byline?

Ever wonder what happened to former Express writers, editors, artists, and contributors? We compiled a (non-comprehensive) list of 40 former EBXers. Ali Winston (contrib…
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Express Memories

Current and former staffers talk about what the Express has meant to them. John Birdsall (former staff writer)…
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Express Columns, RIP

We asked current and former EBXers to list off some of their favorite columns over the years. One of our most beloved columns was Paul Rauber's Stick & Stones.……
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40 in 40

For our 40th anniversary, we compiled a list of 40 of the Express' memorable in-depth reports and the topics we've loved writing about the most. When I sat down in mid-S…
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Two PACs Take Aim at Desley Brooks

Building trades unions and some supporters of Mayor Libby Schaaf and ex-Mayor Jean Quan are hoping to oust Brooks, but the councilmember’s backers say the PACs are misrepresenting her record. …
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A’s Wild Card Loss Leads to Offseason Questions

Now that another October playoff has ended in heartbreak for Oakland, the A’s front office starts a pivotal offseason that will greatly affect the franchise’s plans to build a new park in The Town. …
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Rooftops Newsletter: More of a Good Thing

From time to time in the past, we used this space to report on the progress of the first nine congregate nutrition programs (CNPs) in Georgia that participated in NFESH’s What A Waste program. The re…
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Targeting Muslims?

Critics say the Alameda County Sheriff's Office is using a Trump administration anti-terrorism grant to focus on Black, Muslim inmates returning to society. Alameda Coun…
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Alameda Mayor Trish Spencer Has Yet to Return Missing Funds

According to police records, Spencer's husband deposited money from the city that was supposed to go to the League of California cities. Alameda Mayor Trish Herrera Spen…
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A’s-Yankees Wild Card Could Be a Classic

The win-or-die playoff between Oakland and New York on Wednesday will be a true David vs. Goliath contest, as the unheralded A’s prepare to battle those damn Yankees in Gotham. …
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Salesforce Announces $7 million Expansion of Partnership with Oakland Schools

Bekim, Oakland kids were big news at one of the world's biggest tech conference this week. Marc Benioff, founder and chief executive of Salesforce, announced Tuesday morning that the company will sup…
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A Deadly Year of Pursuits in Contra Costa County

Contra Costa Sheriff's deputies get in more pursuits that cause more injuries than most other agencies in California. This year the pursuits have led to more deaths. Con…
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