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Phoenix Rising

Alameda’s first co-working space arises with artistic flair.

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.

LaunderBot Re-Launch Successful

Founder and MamaBot Susan Becker reports the second go for her wash-and-fold laundry business is going gangbusters.

Back to Square One

What should go into the former Wells Fargo/Capone’s Speakeasy building on Park Street?

It’s All About Rising Rents and Evictions

The plight of Alameda renters likely will dominate this year’s City Hall races.

A Trio of Rent Ballot Measures Surface in Alameda

The Alameda Renters Coalition, Alameda Councilmember Tony Daysog, and landlords Farhad Matin and Marilyn Schumacher gather signatures for competing ballot measures regulating housing.

App-solutely

Alamedans describe their favorite apps.

The Pros and Cons of Going Mobile

Chefs and restaurateurs weigh in on how food trucks stack up against bricks and mortar.

Can We Solve the Housing Crisis?

Oakland’s core is on the verge of a makeover, heightening fears about rising housing costs and gentrification in a city celebrated for its racial and ethnic diversity. Where will the new workers live in an area so short on housing?

Has Measure A Outlived Its Usefulness?

Created to preserve the small-town patina of a city, Measure A put an end to multifamily housing. City leaders have found a way around the archaic restriction, but reforming the impetus for the housing crises doesn’t look imminent.