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Logging for Water

A battle is brewing over whether cutting down trees will increase California's water supply.
August 1, 2016

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.
July 14, 2016

Alameda’s Newest Rising Star

Malia Vella promises to be a formidable force in this year’s city council campaign.
July 11, 2016

Our Backyard: A Boost for Housing

Oakland’s new housing impact fee plan hasn’t hurt housing development. It’s helped it.
July 6, 2016

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.
July 5, 2016

Our Backyard: The Oakland City Council Needs Reform

Key city council votes effectively take place in private because they occur late at night, after residents have gone home.
June 16, 2016

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.
June 14, 2016

Oakland Finally Gets a Handle on Violent Crime

During the last few years, homicides and gun violence have decreased as the police department has solved an increasing number of violent crimes. The secret? Ceasefire.
May 30, 2016

Sam Singer Is Oakland’s New Best Friend

The crisis communications guru loves a good fight. Fortunately for Warriors fans, his latest battle involves keeping the team from moving to San Francisco.
May 26, 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