Joe Mathews

Photo of The Grand Lake Theatre in Oakland

So, Hollywood, Where Is the Oscar Love for Oakland?

The best California movie scene of recent vintage is the opening of the 2018 film Sorry to Bother You. A man and his girlfriend are getting intimate when his apartment suddenly fills with daylight, making their union visible to the people outside on an Oakland...

‘My Children Can’t Buy a House in California Anymore’

This is the third of six columns from Joe Mathews in a series about California housing, struggles, and dreams. (GV Wire Illustration/Alexis DeSha) California is famously a home for abrupt shifts and sudden transformations in culture, lifestyle, and technol...
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