Stories about Oakland

Arts Forecast: Frameline Fest gets new executive director, more …

House of Joy, Metallica + SF Symphony, Purple Rain, Herbie Hancock, Border People, and more upcoming arts events.

Aya De León’s ‘Side Chick Nation’ explores post-Maria Puerto Rico

The local author's latest in the 'Justice Hustlers' series of feminist heists is part romance, part wealth-redistribution adventure.

Facebook money pushes Chiu housing bill

Complex regional housing bill is driven by tech and development interests with no concern for out-of-control office growth.

AIDS, sex, and ‘Illuminations on Market Street’

Activist-author Benjamin Heim Shepard turns to fiction, inspired by working in an SF AIDS housing program in the mid-1990s.

Vallie Brown’s big real-estate money

The landlords, speculators, realtors and developers have clearly chosen a favorite in the D5 supes race

Never again is now: A month of protests at ICE headquarters in SF

Daily actions will call attention to the horrors immigrants face in modern concentration camps.

Eviction, elder abuse, and homelessness

Why are so many elders and families on the street? They got evicted.

Jewish Film Festival sparks with romance, tragedy, fiddler on roof

From Ethiopian civil war to Broadway blockbuster, the 39th edition of the fest continues to broaden its scope.

Dan Hoyle’s border-crossing art of empathy

The stage chameleon talks about his latest solo show 'Border People'—and the profound importance of talking to strangers.

Designer Dexter Simmons’ new ‘Wavy’ line was born in SF clubs

'Weirdly queer' fashion star took inspiration from rave, goth energy for summer look—and that's just one piece of the portfolio.