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Neon dreams: 16 old movie theater marquees around the Bay Area

Opened in 1927, the Avenue Theatre survived the era of decline of the city’s movie palaces in the ... and you can learn more here. Oakland boasts a trio of restored movie palaces, and the Grand Lake i... read more

What the Worst Team in Baseball Taught Me About My Mom’s Family

When I was growing up, my mother, Julie, was a diehard fan of the Kansas City Royals ... is still palpable. The Oakland Hills. The proposed future site of the A’s stadium will have views of the Hills ... read more

After 44 years, RC's says goodbye to its East Side birthplace

"It's got a ton of history. I get tons and tons of people ... like Water Street Brewery, which opened as the city's first brew pub in 1987 – and that's when family member Mike Foy stepped in. "So, 200... read more

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‘And I Cannot Lie’: The Oral History of Sir Mix-a-Lot’s ‘Baby Got Back’ Video

Every time an R&B video was on, I heard women say, “I just saw him down in Oakland, and his girls wasn’t like that ... it goes into the culture and then into history, so you understand that he might b... read more


Prog Spring

Here is a list of the musicians, artists, and other figures mentioned in this series, along with brief bios. Listen along to this series ... at the Organ Center in the southern England city of Portsmo... read more

Your Brain on Politics: The Cognitive Neuroscience of Liberals and Conservatives

That’s like saying there’s a “rollercoaster affinity gene” or a “Mint-Chocolate Chip Ice Cream Gene” (ßif ... on the personality of the dominant leaders at that point in history, and attract people wh... read more

Two games, two ballparks: One day in Chicago

On such a day, the rich tapestry of baseball history in Chicago ... giving the scene a festival-like flavor. Down on the South Side, 35th Street is pretty wide-open and people drive on it as such. Bat... read more

The Jewish Home at Rockleigh breaks new ground

It’s provided care where care is needed the most since 1912, when it opened in Jersey City as an orphanage ... white-cloud day after a week of ceaseless drizzle. The speakers were brief and to the poi... read more

Not just another restaurant: The Tandem redefines family, empowers staff

And family is an apt word for the motley crew of employees who have taken up residence at the restaurant, some for just brief periods of time and others ... we're not unlike every other restaurant in ... read more

Freighthouse Restaurant in La Crosse to celebrate 40 years

The restaurant also has three banquet halls/meeting rooms that are available for private events. The building has plenty of history. A fire on Sept. 26, 1992, gutted the structure, which had been buil... read more

‘Grown-ish’ gets early renewal for expanded second season of 20 episodes

For the first time in NBA All-Star Game history, the leading fan vote-getters from each ... a game against the Utah Jazz at Vivint Smart Home Arena on Jan. 15 in Salt Lake City. The Indiana Pacers won ... read more

The Brief Life And Complicated Death Of Tommy Lasorda's Gay Son

He was the second of five sons born, in Norristown, Pennsylvania, a crowded little city-town a half-hour north of Philadelphia ... he was anointed the second manager in the Los Angeles Dodgers' ninete... read more



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