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Perhaps You Need a Dating Coach

Bay Area dating app consultants have got you covered. For $300, Amy Bao will take a deep-dive into your dating history and tell you if you should be on Tinder or Bumble. …
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The Big Blue Eviction

The new owner of The Big Blue Haus, a beloved Oakland space for queers and artists, is evicting all the tenants, and renters say he told them he plans to turn it into an Airbnb. …
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8 Pointers for Dating in 2019

Single in the East Bay? Here are some tips for navigating the local dating scene. You've heard it all before: No one wants to date seriously in New York; everyone's too s…
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AmericanTowns PR Tool: Getting publicity for your Oakland organization has never been easier

If your nonprofit group in Oakland is looking to let the community know about an upcoming event, activity or initiative, our PR Tool is here to help! Here's how it works: when you post informati…
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Rooftop Newsletter: All About "The Plate and the Planet"

A recent issue of the The Nutrition Source published by the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health contained a thoughtful article entitled “The Plate and Planet.” It examines the issue of shifting…
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Aisha Wahab Made History

The 31-year-old Hayward resident became the first Afghan American elected to public office in the United States. When a local resident pulled aside then-Hayward City Cou…
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Amazon Works Hard to Keep Secrets

Under its agreement with UC Berkeley, the online giant can seek to block the release of public records or redact parts of them. After Amazon announced last year that it …
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Letters for the Week of Feb. 6-Feb.12

“Fixing Oakland’s Death Traps,” News, 1/30 It Can Be Done These buildings likely met the building code requirements at the time they were built, as did all of those buildings in the San Francisco Mar…
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Oakland May Cut Weed Tax

Cannabis businesses say the city’s high tax rate could force them to close. But if Oakland lowers the tax, it might not be able to afford city worker raises. Customers w…
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Among the Lucky Ones

An ex-translator for the U.S. military in Afghanistan got a special visa and safely resettled in the East Bay. But for other Afghan translators, there now appears to be no way out. …
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Ale Industries to Launch Oakland Zoo Brew to Benefit Bay Area Mountain Lions

Oakland, CA - Oakland Zoo taps into a new conservation approach by partnering with local brewery, Ale Industries, to release an Oakland Zoo themed brew, “Bay Cat” California Ale, on February 2, 2019.…
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Oakland’s Equity Applicants Are Getting Stronger Together

After a year plagued with challenges and slow progress, equity applicants are learning to manage expectations and lean on others for resources and support. Blair Augusté…
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Fixing Oakland’s Death Traps

After years of delay, the city is finally taking action to retrofit thousands of seismically unsafe soft-story apartments. When the next big earthquake strikes the Haywa…
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Raiders ‘Global’ Brand Is a Myth

No metric factually supports the oft-repeated falsehood about the so-called “global Raiders brand.” And this delusion could have destructive results for Mark Davis, the NFL, and Nevada taxpayers. …
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Rigel Robinson Represents the Next Generation

At 22, the recent Cal grad is the youngest-ever member of the Berkeley City Council. Politics appears to be a calling for Rigel Robinson, the youngest person ever electe…
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