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What’s Up With Retail?

Rent, online shopping, regulations, and a higher minimum wage reduce the brick-and-mortar presence.
December 20, 2017

Feeling the Squeeze

Restaurants face an increasingly tough landscape.
December 18, 2017

Choppy Seas for Boat Dwellers

A small live-aboard community in a picturesque setting in Richmond is facing huge rent hikes, while the harbor’s owners are looking at millions of dollars in upgrades.
December 11, 2017

Our Backyard: Oakland’s Real Estate Is Red Hot

But not everyone is benefiting.
December 7, 2017

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.
November 15, 2017

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.
November 13, 2017

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.
November 13, 2017

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.
November 6, 2017

Teaching Environmental Literacy

California has launched a movement to help students understand climate change and human impacts on water and ecological systems.
November 3, 2017

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."
October 23, 2017