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Our Backyard: OPD Needs More Independent Oversight

A new investigative report of police wrongdoing shows Oakland cops can’t be trusted to investigate themselves. And the new chief doesn’t seem to understand that fact.

Whose Estuary?

Some city officials disagree with homeowners over who should control “lost” publicly owned pathways and miniparks along the water’s edge.

Island Worker Shortage

The developers of Alameda Point say the delay in construction is due to a labor shortage caused by the Bay Area housing boom.

Updated: The Oakland A’s Have Narrowed Their Ballpark Choices to Two

The team is zeroing in on Laney College and Howard Terminal, with Laney edging into the lead as the favored spot, sources say.

Lake Merritt Reborn

How Oakland voters transformed the city’s “Crown Jewel.”

They Make House Calls

Alameda’s community paramedics reduce readmission rates and frequent 911 users.

Towering Complexity

Terrence McGrath, developer of the first high-rise in Oakland’s Temescal district, gravitates toward difficult projects.

An Emerging Progressive

Richmond resident Kimberly Ellis advocates for electing more women to public office, and she wants to become the next chair of the California Democratic Party.

A Waste of Money

Oakland is suing its recycling contractor, alleging that the company is overcharging apartment building owners by millions of dollars.

The Year of No Police Shootings

2016 was definitely not a banner year for Oakland police, except in one area: For the first time in more than two decades, no one got shot by a police officer.