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Down on Children’s-UCSF Merger

Readers share their thoughts about UCSF taking on Children’s Hospital.

City Manager Under Fire

Alameda’s influential firefighters’ union is at war with Jill Keimach over how she selected the new chief of the Island’s fire department.

Laney Builds Tiny Houses

Oakland City Councilmember Abel Guillen may take a prototype on the road to promote a new form of housing for homeless people.

A (Road) Diet for the Future

East Bay activists are pushing to replace more traffic lanes with bike lanes. But not everybody is happy about it.

Pandora’s Remix

Once a pioneer in the music-streaming industry, the company has lagged behind hipper rivals like Spotify. But it’s determined to get its mojo back.

School in Early August?

Oakland Unified is planning to start school on Aug. 13 next year, and some parents and camp directors don’t like it.

Hacking Insulin

An Oakland group of scientists and laypeople want to make insulin affordable to everyone.

Our Backyard: History Diminished

Contra Costa County selected its first black female district attorney. But the decision was marred by plagiarism and politics.

Anti-Semitism on the Island

Jewish families say Alameda schools have failed to adequately address bigotry.

Bridging Tech’s Diversity Gap

Learners Guild reboots technology education with a new model.