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Alamedans stay informed by The Times, the Chron, Twitter, and NPR, but not much TV.

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.

Cut Them a Break

Readers share their thoughts on our December issue.

They Made a Brighter Future

To usher out 2017, we’re bidding a final farewell to East Bay luminaries who made the future brighter.

East Bay Person of the Year: An Unselfish Warrior

Steve Kerr is a champion both on and off the court, but he never takes the credit.

Treating the Whole Patient

Highland Hospital’s Dr. Harrison Alter focuses on social emergency medicine, which addresses social and economic factors that cause disease.

Frying Fish Under the Freeway

After losing his restaurant in a fire, Chef Pat started cooking for a new clientele: Oakland’s homeless population.

Taking Their Game Online

After leaving newspapers behind, Tim Kawakami and Marcus Thompson II now helm a subscription-based internet site that’s off to a fast start.

Jon Carroll Checks In

The longtime columnist talks successors, free speech, and Trump.

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.