Stories about Oakland

The wonder-chops of Thundercat

The LA bass wiz blends smooth pop sounds with deep knowledge and wry humor. Catch him at Fox Theatre, Fri/6.

Ethio-jazz legend Mulatu Astatke still defines contemporary cool

A reissue of 'Mulatu of Africa' helped fuel the club jazz renaissance—Astatke himself appears two nights at UC Theatre.

New Music: Jay Som’s fever dream—from chopsticks and a trumpet

The Oakland-raised lo-fi bedroom indie sensation drops a new single before embarking on a world tour.

Caltrans agrees to pay $2 million for destroying homeless people’s property

Deal would also set new rules for sweeps on state lands.

Interrupting racial profiling in San Francisco

A volunteer group is trying to monitor social media and promote community education; here's how you can join.

Screen Grabs: Raining Internet cats and live-action dogs

Call of the Wild, Cat Video Fest, gay Georgian dancers, Kamikaze Hearts, Wesley Snipes, Bllly Crystal, Liam Neeson, more movies.

New Music: Afrikan Sciences takes an affecting electronic ‘Journey into Mr. Re’

The Deepblak label honcho's latest 13-track album alerts us to how art can cut through the noise.

Moms 4 Housing bill expanded

Bill would give land trusts, co-ops and affordable housing developers the right to buy vacant buildings.

Opinion: Octavia Butler’s mission is yours, too—should you choose to accept it

The visionary Afrofuturist author is hailed as a prophet of our times, but her life has deeper lessons.

Look! Up in the sky! It’s public art—with Premiere Jr.

A tiny billboard in the Inner Sunset becomes a curated space, and highlights SF's complex contemporary relationship with art.