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2016 East Bay Person of the Year: Janet Napolitano

In dealing decisively with campus leadership scandals, budget battles, and sexual harassment cases, Janet Napolitano has become the most effective UC president in recent memory.
December 27, 2016

On Point

Alameda is moving forward with the next phase of its Alameda Point housing plan—a project that could add up to 625 homes, bike paths, and a new park.
December 7, 2016

Island of Ganja?

Alameda is examining whether to tax cannabis deliveries and perhaps allow the sale and cultivation of marijuana in the city.
December 5, 2016

Alameda Loses Two Court Battles Involving Waterfront Housing Project

Plus, a judge threw out the city’s developer impact fee, ruling that it violates state law. The decision could cost the city $35 million and threatens to delay the opening of Jean Sweeney Park.
December 1, 2016

Updated: Final 2016 Election Results

Results from local contests that we’ve been following.
November 21, 2016

The Original Power Couple

After serving for four-plus decades in public office, Tom Bates and Loni Hancock are retiring in December. What a long, strange trip it’s been.
November 1, 2016

Our Backyard: The Mayor vs. Police

Can Trish Spencer remain unbiased about Alameda police when her husband claims the department illegally targeted him?
October 27, 2016

A Costly Fight Over Housing

Alameda could lose tens of millions of dollars in a legal battle with a developer that wants to build 182 units of housing along the estuary.
October 26, 2016

Will Nancy O'Malley Be California’s Next Top Prosecutor?

Alameda County's district attorney is on the shortlist to become the next state attorney general. She’s recognized nationally for combating sex trafficking, but is that enough?
October 10, 2016

Our Backyard: Bike to the Future

Alameda’s very existence depends on embracing climate-friendly modes of transportation.
October 6, 2016