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Our Backyard: A Good Move

The council is finally reforming a process that blocks Island housing.
March 27, 2017 08:00 AM

Alameda’s First High-Rise?

A 589-unit housing project featuring a 14-story tower is proposed for old Encinal Terminals on the estuary. It would the tallest building on the Island.
March 27, 2017 08:00 AM

Billboards That Inspire

Photographer Brittani Sensabaugh didn’t like billboards with negative messages in her East Oakland neighborhood. So she created her own.
March 22, 2017 08:00 AM

Climate-Change Denial in Alameda

As sea levels rise, the Island will face the most serious flooding in the East Bay. But officials have been slow to float sustainable solutions.
March 20, 2017 08:00 AM

Be a Human Billboard

Social activist Ruth Smiler is on a mission to support racial justice.
March 16, 2017 08:00 AM

A Hound for Weed

Dr. Mike Lynn has co-created a breathalyzer-type device that he says measures whether people are too stoned to drive.
March 15, 2017 08:00 AM

Bridging the Estuary

Readers sound off on the plan to build a bicycle/pedestrian bridge across the estuary, the Pacific Standard Taproom, and Janet Napolitano.
March 15, 2017 08:00 AM

Black Genes Matter

Researchers seek to include more African Americans in gene studies to improve health care.
March 14, 2017 08:00 AM

Rising from the Ashes

Advocates for Berkeley Tuolumne Camp are pushing the city to reopen the popular family camp by 2020. But they’ll have to navigate several challenges.
March 13, 2017 08:00 AM

Drew Ackerman Will Bore You to Sleep, And His Fans Love Him for It

Ackerman couldn’t sleep as a kid, so now he tells rambling, sleep-inducing stories on his wildly successful podcast.
March 9, 2017 08:00 AM
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