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Singer-songwriter Walter Martin played for a couple of dozen people in an Emeryville home on his May tour for his 2016 solo album. (Courtesy photo)

Finding authenticity in a Walter Martin concert in a stranger’s living room

It seemed almost too good to be true: a live concert in…

Singer-songwriter Walter Martin played for a couple of dozen people in an Emeryville home on his May tour for his 2016 solo album. (Courtesy photo)
Great American Think-Off champion Sam Dennison sits inside Faithful Fools Street Ministry in San Francisco. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)

Meet America’s Greatest Thinker, Sam Dennison of San Francisco

If someone asked you to name the greatest thinker in San Francisco,…

Great American Think-Off champion Sam Dennison sits inside Faithful Fools Street Ministry in San Francisco. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)
Presidential hopeful Sen. Bernie Sanders speaks during a Unite Here Local 2 labor union rally at 101 California St. in San Francisco on May 18. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)

In San Francisco, Bernie Sanders’ message makes believers out of the skeptics

Three helicopters hovered overhead. A sign read, “Tax the rich / Legalize…

Presidential hopeful Sen. Bernie Sanders speaks during a Unite Here Local 2 labor union rally at 101 California St. in San Francisco on May 18. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)
Organizers say the 2016 Oakland Book Festival at City Hall boasts more panels and programs than last year’s successful inaugural event. (Courtesy Nicole Fraser)

Oakland’s very own literary festival is a labor of love for The Town

What makes Oakland special? If you ask Timothy Don, it’s a “kind…

Organizers say the 2016 Oakland Book Festival at City Hall boasts more panels and programs than last year’s successful inaugural event. (Courtesy Nicole Fraser)