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News & Politics

Our Backyard: Opposite Directions

Oakland is now the Easy Bay’s undisputed leader in new housing development, while Berkeley is going backward.
March 24, 2017

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

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

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

Bridge Trouble

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

Black Genes Matter

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

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

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 09, 2017

Tenants Who Support Housing

Unlike tenants’ groups in other cities, the main renters’ organization in Alameda is calling not only for affordable housing, but market-rate units as well.
March 08, 2017

Back to East 14th Street

There’s a viral movement to change the name of International Boulevard back to East 14th Street—the name it had for nearly 100 years.
March 06, 2017

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