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Cutting through the tattoo stigma

Cutting through the tattoo stigma

Kali Persall,
Managing Editor
March 8
Filed under Arts & Life, Opinion, Showcase

As I sat sweating in the leather chair in a hole-in-the-wall tattoo parlor in Concord on a recent Saturday, the smell of the sterilization spray was uncomfortably reminiscent of a doctor’s office. While I am deathly afraid of shots and will pass out at the sight of blood draws, it wasn’t t...

36 confirmed dead in Oakland warehouse fire

36 confirmed dead in Oakland warehouse fire

Louis LaVenture,
Editor-in-Chief
December 7
Filed under Metro, Showcase

Family, friends and community members gathered near 1305 31st Avenue in East Oakland on Sunday night, the site of the horrific fire that claimed the lives of at least 36 people. Alameda County Sheriff's Sgt. Ray Kelly confirmed on Wednesday at a press conference that Alameda County fire and rescue c...

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