April 29, 2015

The New Parish in Downtown Oakland is packed. About 300 attendees wave their hands and clap as five purple stage lights illuminate the silhouette of a guy wearing a plaid suit, a red vest, a tie and shiny black shoes. The band—drums, piano, bass and guitar—starts playi...

April 6, 2015

Blue Bottle Coffee’s historic W.C. Morse Cafe on Broadway became a casual and intimate concert hall Thursday night as three members of the Oakland East Bay Symphony performed selections from Vivaldi, Debussy and more.

 

Called “Cup of Classical,” the event was the latest...

March 27, 2015

Two years ago, Jake Anderson took three friends from India to an NBA basketball game. To his surprise, his friends weren’t very impressed with what they saw. “We thought basketball games were fast and entertaining. This was the opposite,” one of them said. That was whe...

February 24, 2015

Little kids enjoyed petting sheep and baby lambs on a sunny, Sunday afternoon in the Oakland Museum of California’s garden in celebration of the Lunar New Year. The museum welcomed in the new year with a fun-filled festival of Chinese and other Asian traditions for the...

February 3, 2015

In early January, Eileen Alden and Supreet Singh Manchanda sat in front of a computer, opened a Kickstarter account and wrote: “Have you ever asked yourself why there are no Sikh superheroes? Isn’t it time to see a hero in a turban for a change?” They set an ambitious...

December 1, 2014

 

Mia Stewart wasn’t enjoying having Veteran’s Day off, as the rest of her classmates were. She was worried. She had to turn in a book report on “The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian” by Sherman Alexie the next day, but she didn’t have a place to type it and...

October 28, 2014

Kemish Rosales spent the summer of 2012, the one between his junior and senior year of high school, learning how to remove hard drives and disk drives safely, rebooting computers, installing software, cleaning mice and speakers, and attending a computer lab every Thurs...

September 4, 2014

 

The heat, thick and heavy. The sun, beating down hard. The air, sticky with the smell of fried food, pungent pot and end-of-summer sweat. It’s Labor Day, and thousands of people from the Bay Area and beyond have gathered in droves for hip-hop group Hieroglyphics’ 3rd...

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