Mario Furloni

Stories by Mario

Q & A with Eritrean scholar Nunu Kidane

What does the word "independence" mean for Eritrea, one of the world’s youngest nations? The final podcast in a 3-part audio series on Bay Area...

Eritrean remembers escape from his homeland

Sitting at a café in north Oakland, Dawit Bermane remembers his escape from Eritrea. This audio podcast is the second in a series on the...

Former Oakland medical marijuana supplier in legal limbo

It’s been almost a year since the Justice Department announced it would no longer go after medical marijuana providers who comply with state law. For...

The great human truths: Death, taxes and … laundry?

Ben Franklin, font of aphorisms, said "In this world nothing can be said to be certain. Except death and taxes." But there's one unescapable reality...

Genova’s: A day at the deli

Since opening in 1926, Genova's Delicatessen has served pasta, soups and traditional deli sandwiches to residents of North Oakland's Temescal district.

11.27.09 Black Friday and ACORN

Good morning Oakland, Whether you’re staying at home to philosophize about the things you thanked for yesterday, or going out to buy more things to...

11.24.09 Tuesday

Good morning, Oakland. Emeryville police are investigating the death of a man who crashed his car Monday afternoon into the 3400 block of San Pablo...

Kerry House

The tall, courteous bartender leaned over to listen as two young costumers unburdened their love troubles. By the look of them, you’d guess they had...