This is inside a Halloween store on Piedmont Avenue. But I don't know what to call it. Photo by: Sanosi Osman

This is inside a Halloween store on Piedmont Avenue. But I don't know what to call it. Photo by: Sanosi Osman

A mystified Sudanese studies his first Halloween

The first things I had to learn were Jack o’ lantern, trick or treat, and you better get a costume! A week ago, I started seeing people on the bus, in grocery stores and other places, with pumpkins, real or plastic.  To me, the pumpkin is a vegetable that can be cooked with Sudanese peanut...

You Tell Us: Why I support Measure BB

Measure BB is an Alameda County ballot initiative that, if passed this November, would expand an existing sales tax to fund dozens of critical transportation projects in our community through 2045.

You Tell Us: Oakland voters should reject Measure Z

Ten years ago, the city claimed it was broke, and that there was a public safety safety crisis.  They asked voters to approve a “temporary” parcel tax that would last 10 years to lower crime.  Sound familiar?  After 10 years of the failed Measure Y, the public safety crisis is obviously far worse.  This alone...

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