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Pandora’s Remix

Once a pioneer in the music-streaming industry, the company has lagged behind hipper rivals like Spotify. But it’s determined to get its mojo back.

School in Early August?

Oakland Unified is planning to start school on Aug. 13 next year, and some parents and camp directors don’t like it.

Hacking Insulin

An Oakland group of scientists and laypeople want to make insulin affordable to everyone.

Leaving Their Cameras Off

Despite adopting body cameras in 2012, the Alameda County Sheriff’s Office has rarely used them during lethal force incidents, and implementation isn’t done.

Our Backyard: History Diminished

Contra Costa County selected its first black female district attorney. But the decision was marred by plagiarism and politics.

Anti-Semitism on the Island

Jewish families say Alameda schools have failed to adequately address bigotry.

Spirits Alley Gains Ground

Admiral Maltings crafts a key brewing ingredient at Alameda Point.

Prosecuting the President

East Bay Congressman Eric Swalwell is among a group of Golden State ex-prosecutors who are connecting the dots in the Trump-Russia case.

Throwing Sticks in the Woods

Oakland-based Bay Area Wilderness Training trains teachers to bring their students outdoors.

Finding Their Voice

Oakland School for the Arts’ a cappella ensemble, Vocal Rush, forms students into instruments of change, for themselves and society.