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The Team Vs. Mr. Housing

Jesse Arreguín and Kriss Worthington are teaming up in Berkeley’s mayor’s race in a fight with fellow councilmember Laurie Capitelli over housing and growth.
September 28, 2016

Rent Control Is Dominating Alameda's Election

The two tenant protection measures on the November ballot promise to also shape the outcome of the city council race.
September 27, 2016

The Battle for Point Molate

Richmond Mayor Tom Butt and a developer want a large-scale development at the former Navy site, while opponents push for open space and low density.
September 6, 2016

Our Backyard: Mayor Trish Spencer Is Out of Order

If Alamedans want their mayor to be in charge of City Hall, then they need a different form of governance.
September 6, 2016

The Meddlesome Mayor

Trish Spencer’s intrusions into city operations, including one incident involving a police officer who arrested her husband, appear to violate Alameda’s charter.
September 1, 2016

Logging for Water

A battle is brewing over whether cutting down trees will increase California's water supply.
August 1, 2016

Who Are the Bay Area’s Trump Fans?

A retired medical laboratory CEO in Rossmoor, a San Francisco real estate developer with a plane, and a San Leandro father and electrician are behind The Donald.
July 14, 2016

Alameda’s Newest Rising Star

Malia Vella promises to be a formidable force in this year’s city council campaign.
July 11, 2016

Our Backyard: Privileged Government

In Alameda, you can block new housing development if you’re friends with the mayor or a city councilmember. And that’s unfair.
July 5, 2016

Could This Be The Year of Police Reform in Oakland?

One or more measures that would establish stronger oversight of the Oakland Police Department may be headed for the November ballot.
June 14, 2016