Oakland

5.28.19

The Movement to Make Shrooms Legal Is Gaining Momentum

Denver just decriminalized the drug, and Oakland could be next.

3.8.19

Silicon Valley's Latest Bizarre Craze Is 'Organized Intimacy'

Eye contact parties, cuddle puddles, 'conscious dance.' The Bay Area has changed in a lot of ways, but still knows how to get kinky.

12.21.18

Marshawn Lynch Gives, uh, Impassioned Speech to Keep A's in Oakland

The Raiders running back showed up to Oakland City Hall in shorts and flip flops to speak (briefly) on behalf of the A's.

10.1.18

Black People Face Big Barriers Entering the Legal Weed Industry

The cannabis business is booming in the US, but the high costs of setting up legal weed operations are shutting out many black and brown entrepreneurs.

7.3.18

The Story Behind a Viral Video of Anti-Homeless Vigilantism

"Jogger Joe" isn't the only one mistreating homeless people in the Bay Area.

3.29.18

Remember When MC Hammer Was a Bat Boy for the Oakland A's​?

On Opening Day of the MLB season, we look back at the baseballingest rapper of them all, MC Hammer, who got a taste for the executive life long before "U Can't Touch This."

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2.8.18

Stream 'Onion,' the Grief-Stricken New Album from Shannon & the Clams

The band's fifth album is a eulogy and tribute to the victims of the Ghost Ship fire, expressed through heartbreaking girl group-inspired melodies and doo-wop rhythms.

12.7.17

Peel Back the Onion of Shannon & the Clams' Psychedelic Video for "The Boy"

The beloved Oakland outfit returns with a new Dan Auerbach-produced album, 'Onion,' on February 23.

6.6.17

This Film Examines How Ghost Ship Inspired a Crackdown on DIY Venues

Bay Area institution Burnt Ramen is one of many live/work spaces struggling to stay open.

6.6.17

Ghost Ship Lease-Holder Charged with 36 Counts of Involuntary Manslaughter

Alameda County District Attorney alleges that Derick Almena and another tenant “created a firetrap with inadequate means of escape.”

5.8.17

Oakland Firefighters Reportedly Partied at Ghost Ship Space Years Before Fire

The firefighters attended the party two years before the fire last December.

5.2.17

Gareon Conley Admits Receiving Oral Sex From Accuser

The Oakland Raiders cornerback remains under investigation, but his story seems to have changed.

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