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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

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

Taking Responsibility

Richmond progressives won decisively in the November election. Now comes the hard part.
January 3, 2017

Lives of the East Bay 2016

We say goodbye to people of remarkable talents whose deaths leave us contemplative and saddened. Their legacies live on through their amazing art and the good works they set in motion.
December 30, 2016

It Was Grand

Oakland's Grand Bakery, the East Bay’s only kosher bakery, is closing on Dec. 23.
December 21, 2016

Granny Units to the Rescue

What are you doing with your backyard garage?
December 13, 2016

Accelerating Toward Equity

Oakland wants low-income communities to benefit from bike- and car-sharing.
December 7, 2016

On Point

Alameda is moving forward with the next phase of its Alameda Point housing plan—a project that could add up to 625 homes, bike paths, and a new park.
December 7, 2016

The Oakland Fire Marshal’s Office Has Been Understaffed for Years

The office is shorthanded, has inexperienced staff, and routinely elevates revenues over safety, according to the firefighters’ union.
December 6, 2016

Unintended Consequences

Organized labor is using state environmental law to make developers hire union workers. California housing advocates call it “CEQA abuse.”
December 5, 2016