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Vote for Nancy Skinner and Bryan Parker on June 7

Also, we support Measure AA and Proposition 50, and we oppose Richmond measures N and O.
May 24, 2016

Governor Jerry Brown Has Financial Link to Oakland Coal

​Public records show that Brown has financial ties to a company that could profit greatly from shipping coal through Oakland.
May 12, 2016

A Trio of Rent Ballot Measures Surface in Alameda

The Alameda Renters Coalition, Alameda Councilmember Tony Daysog, and landlords Farhad Matin and Marilyn Schumacher gather signatures for competing ballot measures regulating housing.
May 1, 2016

Open Primary Season in the East Bay

The new system may hurt Skinner, Swanson, and Kinney but Welch is hopeful in the state senate district race.
April 1, 2016

Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf Is Our East Bay Person of the Year

She inspired us like no other for this inaugural achievement.
January 8, 2016

Renters’ Fears Spiraling in Alameda

As rental advocates embark on bolder tactics to keep rents more affordable, city leaders respond with relief, but is it enough? Rent control may be the next big battle
January 1, 2016

Rent Hikes Hit Raw Nerves

Scuffle in council chambers typifies tensions in Alameda and elsewhere in the Bay Area regarding rental prices.
December 8, 2015

The Trespass, the Mayor and the Political Spat

The gulf between the mayor and her supporters and Alameda’s political establishment enter the arena of political appointments.
November 13, 2015

Alameda Mayor, City Council Earn Little

Elected civil servants in Alameda aren’t compensated handsomely for their service, which some fear may limit the pool for candidates.
November 4, 2015

Debate Continues on Alameda Body Camera Usage

Alameda is getting body cameras for the police department, but the policy governing usage is vaguer than some observers would like.
September 5, 2015