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“Dre Area: The Mac Dre Art Show” pays homage to the late rap legend

In the years since his untimely death in 2004, Mac Dre's life has become so mythologized, and his image so widespread, that he's transformed from a pioneering local rapper into a godlike figure. A symbol of...
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Meet the social media-savvy psychic bringing tarot to millennials

Nestled in a quiet attic room just north of the Oakland-Berkeley border, Alese Osborn's office is stuffed with personal mementos and eclectic objects that make a typical psychic's set-up look corporate in...
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A passionate volunteer offers free hiking tours through Oakland’s redwoods

For those who live in the Oakland flatlands, there's little respite from the constant grind of city life. Many residents, especially those who rely on public transit, lack the resources to escape urbanity and...
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Body Waves stuns with dance and acrobatics in “Closer”

As a remix of Beyoncé’s “Yoncé” boomed through speakers, India Davis, Antoinette Chen See, Ana María Agüero Jahannes and guest dancer Toni Cannon got into position. They began to contort their bodies...