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It’s All About Housing

In Berkeley, council candidates Ben Gould and Kate Harrison spar over whether the city needs more housing or has already built too much.
February 21, 2017

A Whole Lot of Growling

Alameda’s animal shelter says it needs more money to care for dogs and cats. But city officials say the shelter intends to hand out big raises to its employees.
February 21, 2017

Our Backyard: Stubborn to a Fault

Alameda’s refusal to settle lawsuits with a housing developer could cost the city nearly $30 million.
February 13, 2017

Our Backyard: Missing in Action

Trump has threatened Oakland and California, but both have been slow to fight back.
February 9, 2017

Our Backyard: Oakland, Alameda, and Berkeley Should Sue Donald Trump

According to legal experts, the president's plan to strip sanctuary cities of federal funding is unconstitutional. Plus, it’s just wrong.
January 26, 2017

Updated: Trump Seeks to Strip Oakland of Up to $130 Million in Federal Funds

The president’s decision to punish sanctuary cities also could cost Berkeley $11.5 million annually, and Alameda, $2.5 million.
January 25, 2017

The Making of a Mayor

The story of how Jesse Arreguin got the key endorsements needed to win the Berkeley mayor's race.
January 11, 2017

Our Backyard: Say Yes to Housing

Alameda should settle two costly lawsuits with a developer that wants to construct 182 units of housing on the estuary.
January 11, 2017

A Bike Bridge Too Far?

Backers of a bike-pedestrian bridge between Alameda and Jack London Square are looking for creative ways to build it. But the Coast Guard is blocking the way.
January 9, 2017

An Uncertain Future

Although voters rejected tenants’ request for a moratorium on evictions, tenants hope the new Alameda council will be more sympathetic to their cause.
January 3, 2017