Election feature: CA Prop 1

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Proposition 1 would authorize the sale of $4 billion in bonds to finance existing low-income housing programs…

“A Simple Favor” is a deliciously devious murder mystery

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This is a departure from Director Paul Feig’s regular comedy chops. His suspense brings a light touch of fluff. From the carefully chosen sexy soundtrack…

San Jose metro becomes least affordable housing market in US

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The average homeowner in San Jose needs to spend more than half of their income on a mortgage, according to a new study…

Opening ceremony of the Pan Pacific Art Festival

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The opening ceremony of the Pan Pacific Art Festival…

“The Nun” loses her power in her own film

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(中文) 在《招魂 The Conjuring》系列電影中,像是鬼娃娃Annabelle 和鬼修女,都是人們好奇的人物。導演溫子仁認為…
[en:]In the first two movies from “The Conjuring” franchise, the demon doll Annabelle and the nun are strong characters that picked at the curiosity of horror fans. “The Conjuring” director James Wan believes…

“Operation Finale” never rises above its importance

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Based on the true story of the seemingly impossible kidnapping, Director Chris Weitz’s direction never raises the urgency of this mission…

“Searching” creates suspense with everyday technology

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“Searching’s” visual technique is unique. From the father’s ernest online investigation, to the videos posted by the missing girl…

It’s time for “Crazy Rich Asians” to shine

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Although most of what happens in the story revolves around the charismatic couple Nick and Rachel who come from different backgrounds, stories from side characters intrigues and are at times, outstanding…

“Mission: Impossible Fallout” is more of the same thing

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Another day, another Tom Cruise action movie. It would not be surprising that Cruise, again, plays the invincible hero who does many of his own stunts…

“Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again” but we probably don’t have to

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While being a sequel, this is also a prequel that invites all the guests in the first movie…

“Sicario: Day of the Soldado” still tense while paying tribute to its predecessor

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What differs most from the first “Sicario” is that this installment strips the mystery off Benecio del Toro’s Alejandro…

A “Jurassic World” that is exciting but trapped by its own legacy

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In this fifth installment, the creativity feels forced, as the dinosaurs get more menacing and horrifying thanks to CG effects…

Election feature: Alameda County Measure A

Measure A is a sales tax measure for childcare and early education in Alameda County…

Election feature: Oakland Measure D

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Measure D establishes a twenty-year, annual “special” parcel tax to fund Oakland library direct services…

A more exciting and warm “Tomb Raider”

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There is no lack of breath-taking action sequences. Compared with the Lara Croft at the turn of the century…

A.G. Sessions calls out Oakland Mayor Schaaf

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“No one elected me to be fearful,” Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf told reporters, responding to a fresh round of criticism…