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  1. Wednesday's Briefing: ICE Plans Immigration Sweep in Sanctuary ...Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jan 17 | East Bay Express

    Stories you shouldn't miss for Jan. 17, 2018: 1. Officials with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement are planning to conduct immigration raids and sweeps in sanctuary cities in the Bay Area , reports Hamed Aleaziz of the San Francisco Chronicle , citing an unnamed source. ICE officials are angry that sanctuary cities, like Oakland, Berkeley, and Alameda, have refused to help them deport undocumented immigrants - and that Gov. Jerry Brown signed legislation in October making California a sanctuary state.

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  2. Thursday's Briefing: BART Cop Kills Man in West Oakland; 4.4 Quake Shakes Berkeley and OaklandRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jan 4 | East Bay Express

    It's not clear whether the second man was shot by the BART officer or by the man who was killed. Oakland police, who are investigating the shooting, said they found a gun at the scene that did not belong to the BART cop.

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  3. A New Era Dawns At Country's Oldest Cannabis DispensaryRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jan 1 | East Bay Express

    In the predawn darkness of New Year's Day, a long line of newly sanctioned customers formed down San Pablo Avenue in Berkeley. And as the sun began to rise on 2018, the eager customers began to file into the country's oldest dispensary to make their first purchase of recreational cannabis.

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  4. Thursday's Briefing: Charlie Hallowell Accused of Sex...Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Dec 28 | East Bay Express

    Stories you shouldn't miss for Dec. 28, 2017: 1. Charlie Hallowell, chef-owner of three celebrated Oakland restaurants - Pizzaiolo, Boot & Shoe Service, and Penrose - has been accused of sexual harassment and verbal abuse by 17 women , reports Tara Duggan of the San Francisco Chronicle . Hallowell, a former chef at Chez Panisse in Berkeley, apologized for his pervasive misconduct and has decided to step away from the businesses.

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  5. Wednesday's Briefing: Uber Sells Oakland Uptown Building for...Read the original story w/Photo

    Dec 20, 2017 | East Bay Express

    Stories you shouldn't miss for Dec. 20, 2017: 1. Uber sold the old Sears building in Uptown Oakland for $180 million - or $56.5 million more than the ride-hailing company paid two years ago, the San Francisco Business Times $ reports. CIM Group, which also owns Oakland's Jack London Square, purchased the 356,000-square-foot building and plans to spend about $50 million upgrading it to Class A office space.

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  6. East Bay Cities Struggled as the Unsheltered Crisis DeepenedRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 13, 2017 | East Bay Express

    This past year marked a change in the way some local governments addressed the shelter crisis. A few East Bay cities, including Oakland, began to devote more resources to homelessness and started to sanction semi-permanent camps run by nonprofits.

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  7. The Top 12 Bay Area Music Releases of 2017Read the original story w/Photo

    Nov 29, 2017 | East Bay Express

    In reflecting upon some of the top local releases of the year, some themes emerged: Half of the titles are self-released. Few were backed by publicists.

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  8. Oakland Finally Builds HousingRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 28, 2017 | East Bay Express

    The Bay Area's housing crisis continued to worsen in 2017, as home prices smashed records and large numbers of people lost their homes, were displaced from the region, or were forced to spend hours each day commuting from less expensive suburbs. The median home price in the Bay Area soared to $910,350 in November, a 12.5 percent jump over 2016.

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  9. The Rise of Racist VandalismRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 9, 2017 | East Bay Express

    On two mornings last spring, just after far-right rallies in Berkeley, worker-owners at the Alchemy Collective CafA in South Berkeley arrived to find their windows, adorned with Black Lives Matter and Native solidarity posters, shattered. The second time, Hercules Records, a shop across the street that also had a Black Lives Matter poster in its window, had its window broken as well.

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  10. A Girl Named Pinky Bakery Pops Up in Old OaklandRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 15, 2017 | East Bay Express

    When Tina Stevens was in the throes of planning her wedding, she left multiple cake tastings unimpressed. A longtime home baker - the Berkeley resident has been at it for about 20 years now - Stevens decided she'd make her own wedding cake.

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  11. Friday's Briefing: Almena and Harris Ordered to Stand Trial in ...Read the original story w/Photo

    Dec 15, 2017 | East Bay Express

    Stories you shouldn't miss for Dec. 15, 2017: 1. A judge ordered Derick Almena, the former master tenant of the Ghost Ship, and Max Harris, the warehouse's artistic director, to stand trial on 36 counts each of involuntary manslaughter , reports Jenna Lyons of the San Francisco Chronicle $. After a two-week preliminary hearing, Alameda County Superior Court Judge Jeffrey Horner ruled that there is sufficient evidence to prove that Almena and Harris were "legally responsible for the deaths of 36 individuals" who died on Dec. 2, 2016 in the horrific Ghost Ship blaze.

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  12. Where to Buy Legal Weed in the East Bay on Jan. 1Read the original story w/Photo

    Dec 13, 2017 | East Bay Express

    Proposition 64 legalized the recreational use of weed in California last year, and the law goes into effect on Jan. 1. Throughout the state, the cities and counties that have managed to approve ordinances governing cultivation, transportation, and the retailing of pot are typically those that have a history of tolerating and supporting the medical cannabis industry. In the East Bay, the cities that have prepared to serve this thriving new market on Jan. 1 are Oakland, Berkeley, and Richmond.

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  13. Our Guide to Last-Minute Holiday GiftsRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 13, 2017 | East Bay Express

    If you've been procrastinating your holiday shopping, don't worry - there are plenty of thoughtful gifts still available that you can pick up locally. This isn't the time for finding something deeply personal and meaningful.

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  14. Find Kale Tacos and Other Vegetarian Mexican Fare at Berkeley's La CapillaRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 13, 2017 | East Bay Express

    That's not to say all Mexican food is heavy, cheesy, lard-accentuated taqueria fare. You can find beautiful salads and vegetable-centric mains at a host of Mexican restaurants in the East Bay - not to mention, all over Mexico - but locally, they tend to be relegated to more upscale restaurants like Comal and Calavera.

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  15. Opinion: Getting the Shaft From SchaafRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 8, 2017 | East Bay Express

    I'm here striking on my daughter's fourth birthday instead of being at her classroom celebrating. It brings tears to my eyes to miss being there for my family, but today I'm here with my union family to stand up for respect on the job.

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  16. Wednesday's Briefing: Peralta Kills A's Laney Ballpark...Read the original story w/Photo

    Dec 6, 2017 | East Bay Express

    Stories you shouldn't miss for Dec. 6, 2017: 1. The Peralta Community College District Board of Trustees has halted talks with the Oakland A's for the team's controversial plans to build a new ballpark next to Laney College, reports Kimberly Veklerov of the San Francisco Chronicle . The board's decision indicates that it has no plans to move forward with the A's ballpark proposal.

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  17. Thursday's Briefing: GOP Pushes Forward With Big Tax Cuts for...Read the original story w/Photo

    Nov 30, 2017 | East Bay Express

    Stories you shouldn't miss for Nov. 30, 2017: 1. The Republican-controlled Senate is moving quickly to adopt a sweeping plan that would cut taxes for the wealthy and corporations, while raising taxes on tens of millions of middle-class families and low-income people , The New York Times $ reports. The GOP plan also appears to have just enough votes to pass the Senate after John McCain, R-Ariz., announced today that he would vote for it .

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  18. How to Self-Care During the HolidaysRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 21, 2017 | East Bay Express

    All around you are the signs: The holidays are supposed to be cheery, with abundant presents, delicious food, and family members who all love each other - or at least get along. Yet for many people, the holidays can be an especially difficult time of year.

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  19. Restaurants Open on ThanksgivingRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 21, 2017 | East Bay Express

    Most restaurants won't open their doors on Thursday - a bummer if you don't have family in the area and would rather not eat alone. For others, the prospect of cooking all day sounds like too much of a hassle.

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  20. This Holiday Season, Give the Gift of ExperienceRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 11, 2017 | East Bay Express

    With Bay Area housing prices continuing to skyrocket and a rental market that continues to be tight, it's no wonder minimalism is such a buzz word these days. We literally don't have enough space to fit all of our stuff.

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