Oakland City Council

  • Blogs

    July 24, 2012

    Oakland Drops Ban on Dance Marathons, Just in Time For the EDM Craze

    Just in time for the American electronic music craze, so-called "dance marathons" are once again legal in the city of Oakland. The Oakland City Council last week dispensed with an 82-year-old law banning the events, which were once popular contests offering cash prizes in the gloomy post-Depression ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 7, 2011

    Galette 88 Opens, Mozzeria This Friday, S.F.'s Penthouse Club, and Zachary's Vegan Pizza

    The past 24 hours in gossip, innuendo, and cold hard facts about the San Francisco food scene. There's quite a few openings this week. As of today, Galette 88, the sweet and savory crepe shop, is creating its perfectly-thin cakes and galettes, according to Tablehopper (88 Hardie at Kearny). While U ... More >>

  • News

    October 26, 2011
  • Blogs

    September 28, 2010

    Pot Baron Steve DeAngelo Calls For More Compassion in World of Corporate Marijuana

    Harborside Health CenterSteve DeAngelo says greed, for lack of a better word, is not good​Steve DeAngelo cares. The owner of Oakland's Harborside Health Center -- the largest medical cannabis dispensary in the United States, with some 60,000 patients and counting -- wants to "flip the switch" ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 21, 2010

    Oakland Marijuana Law Passes: 'Pot Factories' Coming to East Bay

    ‚ÄčThe Oakland City Council last night approved an ordinance allowing industrial-scale marijuana-growing operations to set up shop in town, supplying the city's medical pot dispensaries. The measure is expected, by some estimates, to generate up to $2 million in tax revenue for the cash-strappe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 12, 2009

    They're Baaaaad: Matier & Ross Rely on 20-Year-Old Movie Tagline for Writing Inspiration

    "Don't call it a comebaaaack." The Chronicle's pop culture writer, Peter Hartlaub, did an amusing piece the other day about memorable movie taglines. Perhaps the most enduring -- and irritating -- tagline Hartlaub wrote about is from the 1986 sequel to Poltergeist. You all know it: "They're b ... More >>

  • News

    November 22, 2006

    Sports Flight

    The 49ers and the A's are on the move. Is their flight to the 'burbs a seismic shift in the Bay Area sports scene?

  • News

    September 14, 2005

    Ballpark of a Future Past

    The new A's ballpark in Oakland may inject a dollop of real design innovation into baseball's wrongheaded fixation with nostalgia

  • News

    March 2, 2005

    Father of a Nation

    As head of the U.S. Bureau of Indian Affairs, Kevin Gover single-handedly gave the Koi Nation land rights. Now, he's stepped through the revolving door to hawk the tribe's plans for a Bay Area casino.

  • Calendar

    June 30, 1999
  • News

    March 3, 1999
  • Calendar

    December 9, 1998
  • News

    May 29, 1996

    Final Deadline

    David Burgin is legendary as a rough-and-tumble newspaper editor. But the legend is full of astonishing contradictions, and its last chapter may include the outcome of a sexual harassment lawsuit filed by one of his proteges at the Oakland Tribune.

  • Music

    April 24, 1996
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