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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.

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.

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.

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.

Logging for Water

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

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.

Alameda’s Newest Rising Star

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

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.

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.

It’s All About Rising Rents and Evictions

The plight of Alameda renters likely will dominate this year’s City Hall races.