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A Radical Clean Energy Pioneer

Activist Al Weinrub has pushed Alameda County to create its own green energy system —and he wants to make sure it generates local jobs, too.

Seniors Turning to Marijuana for Health

Local cannabis experts have noticed more interest in pot by baby boomers looking for health alternatives.

Too Many Rapes Dismissed

Three East Bay cities have some of the country’s highest rates of “unfounded” rape reports, raising questions about their investigations.

The Right to Read

Alameda County’s Write to Read program has surprising results for incarcerated male teens at Camp Sweeney.

Our Backyard: Oakland’s Real Estate Is Red Hot

But not everyone is benefiting.

A Hotel for The Town

Retailer West Elm is teaming up with Signature Development Group to build a new Uptown hotel that celebrates Oakland’s resurgence.

Brad Johnson Turns Iconic Diesel Into East Bay Booksellers

A self-described bookstore evangelistic zealot, an Alamedan convinces booklovers to come together to re-launch an indie bookstore.

The Wrong Path?

Paideia helped turn Oakland Tech into the best public high school in the city. But some teachers and parents are worried about the future of the acclaimed humanities program.

OPD’s Lost Officer Class

Desperate to staff up, Oakland police hired many problem cops between 2013 and 2015. And it’s still paying the price.

A History of Exclusion

How African Americans were blocked from living in most East Bay neighborhoods: an excerpt from the 2017 book "The Color of Law."