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It’s All About Housing

In Berkeley, council candidates Ben Gould and Kate Harrison spar over whether the city needs more housing or has already built too much.
February 21, 2017

A Whole Lot of Growling

Alameda’s animal shelter says it needs more money to care for dogs and cats. But city officials say the shelter intends to hand out big raises to its employees.
February 21, 2017

Our Backyard: Stubborn to a Fault

Alameda’s refusal to settle lawsuits with a housing developer could cost the city nearly $30 million.
February 13, 2017

Our Backyard: Missing in Action

Trump has threatened Oakland and California, but both have been slow to fight back.
February 9, 2017

Whose Trails?

Mountain bikers dream of one day riding throughout the hills on East Bay MUD land. But hikers, equestrians, and plant lovers want to stop the cyclists in their tracks.
February 8, 2017

Our Backyard: Oakland, Alameda, and Berkeley Should Sue Donald Trump

According to legal experts, the president's plan to strip sanctuary cities of federal funding is unconstitutional. Plus, it’s just wrong.
January 26, 2017

Updated: Trump Seeks to Strip Oakland of Up to $130 Million in Federal Funds

The president’s decision to punish sanctuary cities also could cost Berkeley $11.5 million annually, and Alameda, $2.5 million.
January 25, 2017

A Bike Bridge Too Far?

Backers of a bike-pedestrian bridge between Alameda and Jack London Square are looking for creative ways to build it. But the Coast Guard is blocking the way.
January 9, 2017

Taking Responsibility

Richmond progressives won decisively in the November election. Now comes the hard part.
January 3, 2017

Lives of the East Bay 2016

We say goodbye to people of remarkable talents whose deaths leave us contemplative and saddened. Their legacies live on through their amazing art and the good works they set in motion.
December 30, 2016