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Alameda Looks for Tenants to Renovate the Carnegie Free Library Building

The rebirth of Alameda’s Carnegie Free Library Building may be just around the corner — or not. Renovations carry a big price tag.
January 7, 2019

Nancy Skinner Is the 2018 East Bay Person of the Year

The Democratic state Senator from Berkeley is a difference-maker. She gets big things done, from criminal justice reform to building more housing and helping slow climate change.
December 31, 2018

Grim Future Predicted for Bay Area Housing

Karen Chapple, a UC professor of urban planning, sees less economic, ethnic, and racial diversity unless planners implement a philosophical shift in policy.
June 11, 2018

Moving Your Aging Parents

Here are some key questions to ask before you do.
April 18, 2018

A New Nonprofit Matches Homeless College Students With Hosts

Homeless to Homecoming is run by a middle school teacher who said her life changed when she hosted a homeless student in her home.
April 18, 2018

The Year of the Landlord?

There’s an increasing concern among Alameda tenants that they may lose their fight for rent control and just cause evictions on the Island.
April 16, 2018

Measure A R.I.P.

Recent state laws that require cities to build more housing — along with new legislation in Sacramento — are making no-growth initiatives like Alameda’s Measure A obsolete.
March 5, 2018

Our Backyard: Alameda's Big Mistake

The Alameda council turned down an offer for a free 8.5-acre waterfront park.
February 1, 2018

Housing Goes Modular

Oakland housing developer Rick Holliday says his new factory-built, multi-unit housing projects will help address the housing shortage.
January 29, 2018

Not on Board With the Plan

The Alameda City Council’s progressive, pro-growth majority has rejected four of the mayor’s planning board choices this year.
December 4, 2017