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A Park Grows in Alameda

Development is imminent for the new 22-acre Jean Sweeney Open Space Park.

Will Nancy O'Malley Be California’s Next Top Prosecutor?

Alameda County's district attorney is on the shortlist to become the next state attorney general. She’s recognized nationally for combating sex trafficking, but is that enough?

From Ban to Butt

After local and state governments banned indoor smoking two decades ago, the Bay Area’s waterways became choked with cigarette butts.

Little Miss Sunshine

Alameda Mayor Trish Spencer recently advised members of a public panel on how to circumvent state and city public records laws.

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.

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.

How Does Discrimination Affect People’s Health?

A UC Berkeley professor is studying the dynamics of how African-American women are affected by racism—and why socioeconomic status matters to health.

Word on the Street: Praise for Alameda Police

Locals think their boys in blue are doing a great job.

Feds Pull Millions in Funding for Tree Thinning in East Bay Hills

The move by FEMA comes on the eve of the 25th anniversary of the worst firestorm in East Bay history.

Oakland Finally Gets a Handle on Violent Crime

During the last few years, homicides and gun violence have decreased as the police department has solved an increasing number of violent crimes. The secret? Ceasefire.