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Cut Them a Break

Readers share their thoughts on our December issue.

Seniors Turning to Marijuana for Health

Local cannabis experts have noticed more interest in pot by baby boomers looking for health alternatives.

Is Caltrans Killing Alameda Creek?

The transportation agency plans to cut down 300 more trees to widen Niles Canyon Road—a project that threatens a major East Bay watershed.

Too Many Rapes Dismissed

Three East Bay cities have some of the country’s highest rates of “unfounded” rape reports, raising questions about their investigations.

The Great Heron Project

As new housing transforms the face of downtown Oakland, an ambitious plan to relocate the city’s night herons proceeds, along with a student-led effort to make them the city’s official bird.

They Made a Brighter Future

To usher out 2017, we’re bidding a final farewell to East Bay luminaries who made the future brighter.

East Bay Person of the Year: An Unselfish Warrior

Steve Kerr is a champion both on and off the court, but he never takes the credit.

The Right to Read

Alameda County’s Write to Read program has surprising results for incarcerated male teens at Camp Sweeney.

Treating the Whole Patient

Highland Hospital’s Dr. Harrison Alter focuses on social emergency medicine, which addresses social and economic factors that cause disease.

About Paideia

Readers share their thoughts on our November issue.