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Charter Schools Checked in Richmond

The city council enacted a moratorium on charters in industrial zones, and the school district alleges that one charter-school chain is violating local, state, and federal codes.

When the Past Was Better

Believe it or not, the East Bay used to have a locally owned, all-electric, zero-emission mass transit system. And it went nearly everywhere.

Talking Chickens With a Bird Vet

Dr. Elinor Granzow at Alameda Pet Hospital can keep your urban chicken healthy.

BART in Alameda?

A second transbay tube could ease Alameda’s nightmarish traffic and boost Oakland’s economy. And transportation officials are now taking the idea seriously for the first time.

Yes to Straws by Request

These Alamedans would be happy to see plastic straws go altogether.

Artist Charlie Milgrim Experiments With Craft and Form

The Alameda visual arts teacher brings playful and sober elements to her work.

In Honor of Others

Arif Khatib has devoted the past two decades to honoring overlooked athletes, community leaders, and youth while garnering little recognition of his own.

The Girls Are All Right

Political and Proud amps up female Gen Z power at Encinal High School.

Alamedans Contribute to Washington Park Court Redo

An effort initiated by the Alameda Theatre leads to impressive donations and matching funds for new courts.

Does Alameda Need a Strong Mayor?

The city’s weak-mayor form of government has been raising questions about who is really in charge in City Hall.