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Alameda News & Politics

Why Black Families Are Choosing Homeschooling

An increasing number of African-American families say traditional schools have failed them.
August 30, 2016

Taking Berkeley Public Schools to the Next Level

For Superintendent Donald Evans, it's all about energy and resilience.
August 29, 2016

Writing His Own Story

A modern John Muir hits his stride with Bay Nature, equal parts science journal and travelogue.
June 17, 2016

School Enrollment Shakeup

The Oakland school board is weighing a controversial plan that would make it easier for parents to enroll their kids in charter schools.
May 27, 2016

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

Don't Glorify Graffiti

Letters to the Editor
July 3, 2014

A Very Robust Best Of Survey

As editor, I have my say all the time. But when do you get to have your say? In July, we celebrate Alameda with the Best Of issue, which shares what readers love most about Island life via an online polling system. This year’s ballot was more robust than usual, proving a bit cumbersome for some voters who gave us what for in the comments section on their ballots.
July 3, 2014

Dog-Friendly Alameda

For the most part, the consensus is in the dog's favor.
July 3, 2014

More Stadium Games in Oakland

While sports fans adjust to the seemingly inevitable flight of the Golden State Warriors to San Francisco, city officials and business leaders have redoubled their efforts to keep the A’s and the Raiders in town since we wrote about Oakland’s struggles to retain its pro sports teams. But it won’t be easy.
July 3, 2014