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News & Politics

Disappointment Over Carnegie Project

Readers express dismay over failure of the Carnegie Innovation Hall.
January 17, 2020

Can Straw Bale Buildings Help the Planet?

The materials may be cheaper, more sustainable, and better for the environment, but for now, but until stigma subsides and natural building scales up, this ancient building method is mired in the mud.
January 15, 2020

Classrooms Head Into the Woods

Twenty-first century parents embrace the 19th-century idea of the forest school.
January 9, 2020

Outside School Uses Nature as the Classroom

On a typical day at Outside School, everyone meets in the parking lot at Alvarado Park then the class members hike and play observing the abundant wildlife until snack/storybook time. Adventuring continues until lunch at noon, with more stories, and, for the older kids, journaling.
January 9, 2020

Neptune Nature School Is a Coastal Classroom in Alameda

Teachers Barbara Bick and Dan Burr created Neptune Nature School, which adheres to a forest school philosophy, after an Alameda preschool closed its doors mid-season.
January 9, 2020

More Demand for the East Bay

Our neighbors to the west and south are learning the Inner East Bay is a great place to live.
January 7, 2020

Changes Proposed for Alameda School Zones

Parents demand safer streets for Alameda students after too many are hit by cars.
January 3, 2020

The 2019 Guide to Charitable Giving and Fundraisers

Giving feels good when patrons support worthy causes, and the ways to help are many.
December 13, 2019

The Stigma of Pot Charity Is Fading

More nonprofits are welcoming contributions from cannabis businesses.
December 12, 2019

Giving Back

Six Local Nonprofit Leaders Making a Big Difference
December 11, 2019
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