The state of East Bay poetry

The room’s quiet focus is fixed on her hushed, commanding presence, with a voice that resonates from the scuffed-up floorboards to the well-worn walls. A simmering pot murmurs behind us in the open kitchen. A cat — maybe two — weaves back and forth between the colorful mismatched chairs and
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UC and union reach agreement

The University of California and the American Federation of State County and Municipal Employees ratified an agreement on a contract that will affect more than 20,000 employees at UC campuses and medical centers, the UC Office of the President announced Monday. The contract will increase wages for patient care and
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