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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.

Where to Stay in the Wine Country

Six month after the fires, hospitality in the Wine Country has never been more inviting.

Wednesday’s Briefing: Oakland Public Ethics Commission Investigating Desley Brooks

Plus, Oakland failed to spend $2.2 million for anti-displacement and homelessness prevention services.

Tuesday’s Briefing: Republican Congressman Proposes ‘Mayor Libby Schaaf Act of 2018’

Plus, UC Berkeley sees more sexual harassment allegations.

Napa and Sonoma Are Alive With Tourism

The post-fire spirit is robust for parks, attractions, and new businesses.

Monday’s Briefing: Hundreds Show Up to Lake Merritt for “BBQing While Black”

Plus, Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf fires back at Trump in op-ed.

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.

Napa and Sonoma Wineries Enhance Their Offerings

In the post-fire world, wineries and tasting rooms increase their appeal with art, food, hikes, and forest bathing.

Now Is the Sweet Spot for Cherries

This stone fruit is worth all the extra effort pitting requires.

Friday’s Briefing: Kaiser to Invest $200 Million for Affordable Housing

Plus, California’s birthrate has plunged to its lowest level in a century.