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The Right to Read

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

Helping Kids Tame Their Inner Dragons

Alameda schools are turning to socio-emotional learning techniques to help students manage anger and emotions.

What’s Up With Retail?

Rent, online shopping, regulations, and a higher minimum wage reduce the brick-and-mortar presence.

Feeling the Squeeze

Restaurants face an increasingly tough landscape.

Our Backyard: Landlords v. Firefighters

The 2018 election is shaping up as a fight between two of the city’s most influential groups.

Not on Board With the Plan

The Alameda City Council’s progressive, pro-growth majority has rejected four of the mayor’s planning board choices this year.

Costlier Construction

Building in Oakland is getting a lot more expensive as developers take on higher security costs to prevent arson.

A Hotel for The Town

Retailer West Elm is teaming up with Signature Development Group to build a new Uptown hotel that celebrates Oakland’s resurgence.

Brad Johnson Turns Iconic Diesel Into East Bay Booksellers

A self-described bookstore evangelistic zealot, an Alamedan convinces booklovers to come together to re-launch an indie bookstore.

The Wrong Path?

Paideia helped turn Oakland Tech into the best public high school in the city. But some teachers and parents are worried about the future of the acclaimed humanities program.