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Infrastructure Bond in Limbo

Alameda has about $300 million in needed repairs to streets, water pipes, and levies, but the city council is not yet ready to put a bond measure on the ballot.
April 2, 2018

Teens Think It’s Cool to Juul

But vaping high-nicotine e-cigs is also highly addictive and harmful to the developing brain.
April 2, 2018

No Firm Date for Kamakura Reopening

Faith Yamato and son Wayne hope it will be soon, but city approval for engineering and electrical work are still in the works more than a year after fire gutted the restaurant.
March 19, 2018

More Bay Area Residents Seek Ancestry Information

At home DNA-testing kits from AncestryDNA, 23andMe, Family Tree DNA, MyHeritage, and others look at heritage with sometimes interesting results. Careful what you ask for.
March 14, 2018

More Technology Isn’t the Answer

The city council made the right move when it tabled a plan to purchase license-plate readers.
March 1, 2018

Finally, Protection for the Moke

After three decades, environmentalists are on the cusp of obtaining wild and scenic designation for the Mokelumne River, which would prevent new dams on the East Bay’s primary water supply.
February 28, 2018

Parks May Get Financial Boost

A $4 billion measure on the June ballot would help upgrade parks and increase access to them.
February 12, 2018

The Advocate

Jon Eldan runs the only nonprofit dedicated to helping exonerees throughout the country — out of his Lower Rockridge home.
February 12, 2018

Taking on Tesla

Alameda attorney Bryan Schwartz has filed a class-action case against Elon Musk’s electric car company, alleging racial discrimination.
February 5, 2018

Middle East Dispute Comes to Alameda

Controversy erupts over a proposal for Alameda to create a sister-city relationship with a small Palestinian village.
January 31, 2018