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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.

Our Backyard: Island Safety

The council’s decision to reinstate Alameda’s fire-inspection team was a no-brainer.

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.

Phoenix Rising

Alameda’s first co-working space arises with artistic flair.

Word on the Street: Safe Haven

How do you feel about Alameda being a sanctuary city?

On a Health-Care Island

Thousands of Alamedans can’t use Alameda Hospital for basic care, because of a dispute with health insurers.