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Saving the Sea

Based in Alameda, DOER Marine Operations creates cutting-edge machines for deep-sea exploration. The challenge is keeping the equipment in the right hands.
September 10, 2018

Spreading a Message of Hope to End Suicide

Nancy Salamy is trying to end suicide one call, text, and program at a time.
September 6, 2018

Explaining Construction in the Produce Market and Waterfront Warehouse Districts

It’s sort of a mess there with major PG&E and other construction projects temporarily upending the neighborhoods.
September 5, 2018

The Berkeley Schools Labor Caucus Is Another Voice for Teachers

The group formed several years ago in order to pressure the teachers’ union to take a tougher stance on protecting workers’ rights. Now, in light of a recent Supreme Court decision, they’re finally feeling more emboldened.
September 5, 2018

O’Dowd Drama Head Raises the Standard for High School Acting

With Dennis Kohles calling the shots for the Bishop O’Dowd High School drama department, amateur high school actors learn what it takes to become pros.
September 4, 2018

The Fight for Oakland’s District 6

Many East Oakland voters continue to support Desley Brooks, but her opponents think she’s lost the ability to win.
September 3, 2018

Drowning in Plastic

A Dutch company has set up operations at Alameda Point, where it hopes to launch an ambitious invention that will clean up plastic from the world’s oceans.
August 13, 2018

Brian Hofer Thwarts Authoritarian Power

The surveillance policy expert protects citizens from unlawful electronic search and seizure he has successfully convinced sanctuary cities and counties to ban contracts with businesses assisting ICE.
August 6, 2018

Can Oakland Unified Fix Its Finances?

Facing an $80 million budget deficit over the next three years, OUSD’s leaders are looking for structural solutions.
August 3, 2018

Feedback: California Trail

Last month's letters to the editor.
August 2, 2018