Stories about Oakland

The Doormat Division: Down go the Titanics …

The latest installment of the worst teams in the worst league in America

Arts Forecast: Behold, the mighty Litquake!

Plus: Open Studios, Forbidden Futures, Treasure Island Music Fest, Street Food Fest, Moby Dick Marathon, more

The Doormat Division, Week 5

Some surprising new losers, and some old faves, in the race to be the worst team in the worst sports league in the US

Screen Grabs: Free Solo, Arab Film Fest, Studio 54…

Greek Film Festival, Tea With Dames, The Happy Prince, First Man, and more films in cinemas this week. Read our reviews.

Transgender rights battle continues, on Trump’s rocky ground

Transgender Law Center's Kris Hayashi speaks about continued challenges and recent triumphs at Berkeley's 'Uncharted' ideas fest.

Doormat Division, Week 4

We give you the worst results in the worst sports league in the world

‘Uncharted’ fills Berkeley with adventurous voices

Producers of sixth annual 'Festival of Ideas' revel in unusual juxtapositions and unexpected directions.

Screen Grabs: Mill Valley, SF Dance, Drunken Film Fests ….

FU: Filmmakers delight, Calling All Earthlings, tributes to Satjajit Ray and Antonio Lopez, Queercore, more new films

Party Radar: Quick ‘n dirty guide to Folsom 2018

20+ essential parties for the festish festival week/end. Because who needs sleep when you're flogging to the beat?

Screen Grabs: Joan Jett, Hola Mexico, Hong Kong Cinema …

Kal Spelletich benefit, Japan Film Festival, Fantastic Fest, Hal Ashby doc, and more coming to cinemas: Read our reviews.