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An Emerging Progressive

Richmond resident Kimberly Ellis advocates for electing more women to public office, and she wants to become the next chair of the California Democratic Party.

A Waste of Money

Oakland is suing its recycling contractor, alleging that the company is overcharging apartment building owners by millions of dollars.

A Clash of Allegiance

The Alameda school district plans to sue two charter schools, because they ousted a district appointee to their board of directors.

Our Backyard: A Justifiable Plan

Councilmember Jim Oddie was right to switch gears on evictions.

The Good ’Ol Gals Network

Oakland isn’t the only East Bay city run by women. Six other female mayors serve in Alameda County, and even more women hold leadership posts.

Stopping the Tar-Sands Invasion

East Bay groups are attempting to prevent the region from playing a major role in a climate disaster.

Flirting With Disaster

Months after the Ghost Ship blaze rocked Oakland, Alameda is grappling with whether to reinstate its fire safety inspection team.

Alameda’s First High-Rise?

A 589-unit housing project featuring a 14-story tower is proposed for the old Encinal Terminals on the estuary. It would be the tallest building on the Island.

Our Backyard: A Good Move

The council is finally reforming a process that blocks Island housing.

Billboards That Inspire

Photographer Brittani Sensabaugh didn’t like billboards with negative messages in her East Oakland neighborhood. So she created her own.