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Corrections for the Week of April 16

The number of affordable housing units that the Center for Investigative Reporting attributed to Richmond Village. Plus, clarifications on Thomas...
East Bay Express  |  04-15-2014  |  Ear Bud

Dieting for Drought

Agriculture researchers and water policy analysts weigh in on the pros and cons of altering your eating habits to conserve...
East Bay Express  |  04-15-2014  |  Ear Bud

Say Hello to Tashi Delek

At this cozy El Cerrito restaurant, you'll find Indian chaat, Nepalese momos, and Tibetan salted butter tea. by Luke Tsai...
East Bay Express  |  04-15-2014  |  Ear Bud

An Environmental Use for Drones

Last week, environmentalists, scientists, and techies teamed up to explore using aerial drones to collect ecological data that can otherwise...
East Bay Express  |  04-15-2014  |  Ear Bud

How To Grow Organic Pot

Tips for harvesting your own sustainably grown medical weed. by David Downs Spring has sprung, and if you're thinking about...
East Bay Express  |  04-15-2014  |  Ear Bud

One-Night Stands

Repertory film listings for the week of April 17-23, 2014. Thursday, April 17 Planes, Trains & Automobiles (93 min., 1987).…...
East Bay Express  |  04-15-2014  |  Ear Bud

More Stages for East Bay Bands at Oakland Drops Beats Music Crawl

The free, all-ages music crawl will take over downtown with 25 local acts at a range of unconventional venues. by...
East Bay Express  |  04-15-2014  |  Ear Bud

Priceless Drips

The drought doesn't mean you have to stop growing your own fruits and vegetables. A drip irrigation system will help...
East Bay Express  |  04-15-2014  |  Ear Bud

Oyster Company's Appeal Is a Sham

The company’s petition to the US Supreme Court to keep operating in Point Reyes National Seashore is full of false...
East Bay Express  |  04-15-2014  |  Ear Bud

Woods

With Light and With Love by Madeleine Key For its eighth album, Woods ditched immediacy in favor of precision, choosing...
East Bay Express  |  04-15-2014  |  Ear Bud

Jon Langford & Skull Orchard

Here Be Monsters by Mark Keresman Jon Langford is quite the renaissance fellow — singer, songwriter, guitarist, painter, and member...
East Bay Express  |  04-15-2014  |  Ear Bud

Pots of Patronage

Lexa Walsh runs a micro-funding dinner series called Oakland Stock that supports artists by selling soup. by Sarah Burke On...
East Bay Express  |  04-15-2014  |  Ear Bud

Vinyl's Vibrant Past

A new exhibit at the Oakland Museum of California explores our culture's fascination with records. by Lou Fancher Sometime around...
East Bay Express  |  04-15-2014  |  Ear Bud

Crop of Dreams

Sunol AgPark has become a thriving center for the East Bay's sustainable farming community. by Cynthia Salaysay The East Bay...
East Bay Express  |  04-15-2014  |  Ear Bud

Theater Review: Aurora Theatre Company's 'Wittenberg'

Come for the literary references, stay for the poop jokes. by Anna Pulley Attentive Shakespeare readers know Wittenberg as the...
East Bay Express  |  04-15-2014  |  Ear Bud

Girls

What to do about jealous boyfriends, insecure boyfriends, and flirty boyfriends. by Dan Savage I'm a 26-year-old girl, and my...
East Bay Express  |  04-15-2014  |  Ear Bud

Organic Energy

Sustainably grown food can be expensive, but people buy it because it's better for the environment. Perhaps it's time to...
East Bay Express  |  04-15-2014  |  Ear Bud

Watermark

Thirsty planet. by Kelly Vance A subtle but profound change has come over the environmental sub-category of "outrage docs" lately...
East Bay Express  |  04-15-2014  |  Ear Bud

Letters for the Week of April 16

Readers sound off on Berkeley's Peer Assistance and Review program, Neill Sullivan's investments in Oakland, and free music. "Berkeley's Unequal...
East Bay Express  |  04-15-2014  |  Ear Bud

Swarm Mentality

Bee swarms can be sweet — for humans and bees alike. by Cynthia Salaysay During the first warm days of...
East Bay Express  |  04-15-2014  |  Ear Bud

A Rough Time for Quan

The mayor has suffered several setbacks in the last few weeks, and if the trend continues, her chances of reelection...
East Bay Express  |  04-15-2014  |  Ear Bud

Why Gentrification Is Not Inevitable

A new much-publicized report on displacement in Oakland and San Francisco also provides a roadmap for how to stop things...
East Bay Express  |  04-15-2014  |  Ear Bud

Can I Recycle That?

A guide to properly sorting your waste and avoiding the most frequent — and environmentally harmful — mistakes. by Sam...
East Bay Express  |  04-15-2014  |  Ear Bud

What Happened to the Seattle Central Newspaper?

Konstantins Visnevskis /ShutterstockSometimes, when newspapers are too critical of powerful people, they're dramatically shut down. Other times, they're slowly starved...
The Stranger  |  04-15-2014  |  Slog

A Portland Judge Ruled Some Federal Immigration Holds Are Illegal, Last Week. It's a Big Deal

Clackamas County violated a woman's constitutional rights by agreeing to hold her for federal immigration authorities without probable cause, a...
The Portland Mercury  |  04-15-2014  |  Blog Town, PDX

Homeless in Vancouver: You really had to be there

Homeless in Vancouver: You really had to be thereThis panorama photo looks east down the alley on the south side...
The Georgia Straight  |  04-15-2014  |  Views

In Culture News: Fabulous Prizes, Getting Social, and RuPaul Finally Listens to Trans Activists

Seattle's Pulitzer Connection The Seattle Symphony is not a Pulitzer Prize winner, but it’s the Medici to the artist who...
The Stranger  |  04-15-2014  |  Slog

B.C. ski resorts and sweet natural gas plants exempted from environmental assessments

Straight Talk »The B.C. Liberal government is “hellbent” on discarding environmental protections, according to Spencer Chandra Herbert.B.C. ski resorts and...

Rodney Tom's Legacy Is Megalomania, Not Successful Bipartisanship

Rodney Tom, the Democratic senator who defected from his party to head up a spirited crusade for bipartisanship in the...
The Stranger  |  04-15-2014  |  Slog

Fire Burns Apartment Building in the Mission District

#BREAKING - #SF firefighters battling 5-story apartment fire on Dolores and 14th. WATCH @nbcbayarea for updates. pic.twitter.com/TWF2BwEqeO— Kris Vera-Phillips (@queenkv)...
SF Weekly  |  04-15-2014  |  The Snitch

Getting Schooled by Jake Busey on 'From Dusk Till Dawn'

The show's own Basil Exposition delves into the snake cult myths...

Revenge Is Sweet

‘Game of Thrones’ and the relief of a good riddance (spoilers)...

India’s Supreme Court grants transgender rights

India’s Supreme Court grants transgender rightsA landmark ruling in India recognizes transgender people as a third gender...
The Georgia Straight  |  04-15-2014  |  Views

SEIU-backed initiatives seek to cap healthcare costs and executive pay

Blue Shield and other nonprofit healthcare providers would be preventing from price gouging and paying CEOs millions of dollars. Health...
San Francisco Bay Guardian  |  04-15-2014  |  SFBG Politics

Attivo Pizza & Subs moves out of the Beauvallon

Has the Beauvallon curse hit again? Attivo Pizza & Subs, a popular spot that was home of the "Pancho Villo...
Westword  |  04-15-2014  |  Cafe Society

Spice bust in Loveland puts focus on dangers of "synthetic marijuana"

Last September, the Colorado Department of Health and Environment issued an alert suggesting that spice, inaccurately but popularly known as...
Westword  |  04-15-2014  |  Lastest Word

Lakewood Brewing Goes Big Box With Andrews Distributing

Lakewood Brewing Co. has decided to turn over the distribution portion of their business in order to shift their focus...
Dallas Observer  |  04-15-2014  |  City of Ate

New Startup Sells Hot Restaurant Reservations for $20-$25 a Pop

Restaurant reservations have never been exactly democratic -- claiming a coveted timeslot at a popular restaurant usually requires knowing someone...
SF Weekly  |  04-15-2014  |  SFoodie

Proehlific Park Shocked to Hear about Forest Oaks Closing, ES2 Sports & Leisure Bankruptcy Filing

"Relating to the announcement that Forest Oaks Country Club has closed its doors and ES2 Sports & Leisure, LLC is...
YES! Weekly  |  04-15-2014  |  The YES! Weekly blog!

David Suzuki: Is it time for a real war on cars?

Commentary »There is no war on cars—but there should be. David Suzuki: Is it time for a real war on...

Brent Amaker Transforms Into Android Amaker With New Song "I'm the One"

Photo by Frank CorreaBrent Amaker and VOX MOD = Android Amaker Remember how I told you Seattle country rebel Brent...
The Stranger  |  04-15-2014  |  Slog

7 Remarkable Robert Fripp Moments (Not With King Crimson)

Robert Fripp is performing tonight with Slow Music at the Triple Door (he's also playing at Washington Hall May 25...
The Stranger  |  04-15-2014  |  Slog

Lost in its Own Jungle: “Rio 2’s” Socially Awkward Agenda Has a Racist Streak

Brazilian co-writer/director Carlos Saldanha returns to the music-driven children’s animation franchise he began in 2011. Written with three other screenwriters, “Rio 2’s” skewed racial hierarchy of animal characters is spelled out beneath their colorful camouflage.
Cityview  |  Cole Smithey  |  04-08-2014  |  Movies

One day in DeShaies, Guadeloupe

Vacation the way it's meant to be.
Creative Loafing (Charlotte)  |  Desiree Kane  |  04-15-2014  |  Travel

Court Docs Unsealed

Probation Reports: What we can learn from the 'most important' documents in the criminal justice system.
North Coast Journal  |  Thadeus Greenson  |  04-13-2014  |  Crime & Justice