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Extra Lives: Classic Arcade Games Are Now a Deliverable Service

Even after Nintendo and Atari put home video game consoles on the market and induced gamers of the '80s and '90s to barricade themselves in their bedrooms, a few diehard arcade operators still did things the old way. And their…
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Superhero in Exile: The Ray Goes It Alone

If real-life superhero The Ray were to have his own comic book series, the current storyline would chronicle his fallen dark period. In a December feature, we X-rayed Roy Sorvari, a 21-year-old from Antioch, who was arrested when the Nov.…
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News, Feature Enter: A Superhero: The Ray Faced Down Cops to Help Occupy, But His True Mission Is Darker

Enter: A Superhero: The Ray Faced Down Cops to Help Occupy, But His True Mission Is Darker

Illustration by Sam Kennedy. Around 11:30 p.m., The Ray stepped onto Broadway in downtown Oakland, certain of what he had to do. The peaceful general strike march of Nov. 2 had ended, and now rioters swarmed, smashing windows and…
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News, The Snitch Carl's Jr.'s New Pitchman: 482-Pound Man

Carl's Jr.'s New Pitchman: 482-Pound Man

Contrary to what Supervisor Eric Mar might tell you, fast food needn't be awful for you. Bay Area man Michael Moore swears by his Carl's Jr.-only diet, which he says is largely responsible for helping him to shed almost 100…
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News, The Snitch Charles Redmond, Art Teacher Accused of 'Touching' Student, Flees to Mexico

Charles Redmond, Art Teacher Accused of 'Touching' Student, Flees to Mexico

Police are looking for an East Bay teacher who reportedly fled to Mexico after he was accused of inappropriately touching an eighth-grade boy and making lewd comments to other boys at the school.Charles Redmond, 63, a teacher at Park Middle…
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Calendar, Night&Day Might as Well Jump

Might as Well Jump

AMA Supercross: We don’t follow it. All we know are the barest of essentials — that it is like a motorcycle race in a phone booth, that there is thunder thunder thunder, and that you, like Walt Whitman, will witness…
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News, Feature Maimed Brothers Flee San Francisco Violence

Maimed Brothers Flee San Francisco Violence

Lela Jones said her son Devron could invite friends over while she was gone, as long as he followed one rule: No hanging outside. Her Visitacion Valley block was a hot spot for guys hustling drugs and oftentimes using, and…
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News, Night Crawler A Pug at the Heartstrings

A Pug at the Heartstrings

Under the table, Wilson the Pug settles onto his napping mat and carefully arranges his paws before acknowledging me with his deep brown eyes. I ask my question kneeling, as this is what such circumstances dictate. Wilson searches my face,…
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