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The Meddlesome Mayor

Trish Spencer’s intrusions into city operations, including one incident involving a police officer who arrested her husband, appear to violate Alameda’s charter.

Why Black Families Are Choosing Homeschooling

An increasing number of African-American families say traditional schools have failed them.

Taking Berkeley Public Schools to the Next Level

For Superintendent Donald Evans, it's all about energy and resilience.

The Heartbeat of Oakland

The A’s fans in Section 149 represent the spirit of The Town.

Who Are the Bay Area’s Trump Fans?

A retired medical laboratory CEO in Rossmoor, a San Francisco real estate developer with a plane, and a San Leandro father and electrician are behind The Donald.

Alameda’s Newest Rising Star

Malia Vella promises to be a formidable force in this year’s city council campaign.

The Urban Wine Movement Heads to Richmond

Kevin and Barbara Brown of R&B Cellars, along with Jeff Cohn of Jeff Cohn Cellars, are bringing new life via wine, cider, and beer to the waterfront.

Collector Arnie Gordon Remembers Oakland Through Ashtrays

He pays tribute to the heady days of Oakland nightlife, which were on par and perhaps even dwarfed the current renaissance in Uptown, in an awe-inspiring ashtray collection.

Writing His Own Story

A modern John Muir hits his stride with Bay Nature, equal parts science journal and travelogue.

Sam Singer Is Oakland’s New Best Friend

The crisis communications guru loves a good fight. Fortunately for Warriors fans, his latest battle involves keeping the team from moving to San Francisco.