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Lake Merritt Reborn

How Oakland voters transformed the city’s “Crown Jewel.”

They Make House Calls

Alameda’s community paramedics reduce readmission rates and frequent 911 users.

Phoenix Rising

Alameda’s first co-working space arises with artistic flair.

Word on the Street: Safe Haven

How do you feel about Alameda being a sanctuary city?

On a Health-Care Island

Thousands of Alamedans can’t use Alameda Hospital for basic care, because of a dispute with health insurers.

An Emerging Progressive

Richmond resident Kimberly Ellis advocates for electing more women to public office, and she wants to become the next chair of the California Democratic Party.

A Waste of Money

Oakland is suing its recycling contractor, alleging that the company is overcharging apartment building owners by millions of dollars.

The Year of No Police Shootings

2016 was definitely not a banner year for Oakland police, except in one area: For the first time in more than two decades, no one got shot by a police officer.

Flirting With Disaster

Months after the Ghost Ship blaze rocked Oakland, Alameda is grappling with whether to reinstate its fire safety inspection team.

A Whole New Ballgame

New Oakland A’s President Dave Kaval said the team will announce its decision on a new stadium in The Town by end of the year.