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Monday’s Briefing: East Bay Lost 2,600 Jobs in September; Affordable Housing Plummets 60% Nationwide

Plus, Trader Joe’s and Safeway salad mix included in massive recall.

A History of Exclusion

How African Americans were blocked from living in most East Bay neighborhoods: an excerpt from the 2017 book "The Color of Law."

Make a Difference

Alameda Point Collaborative board member Kathryn Sáenz Duke talks about how to end homelessness and poverty.

Michael Horse the Actor and Artist Are One

Twin Peaks’ Deputy Hawk turns art into a political act with ledger art.

Friday’s Briefing: Sudden Oak Death May Have Fueled NorCal Fires; Oroville Dam Repair Costs Nearly Double

Plus, Oakland gets a new fire chief.

Mohammad Shehata Aims for a Color-Blind Stage

A Bay Area actor of Egyptian Muslim descent finds himself among a growing number of Middle Eastern and South Asian actors becoming more visible than ever in theater, film, and TV.

Paradise Park Cafe Puts Twang Into Pumpkins for Fall

A North Oakland neighborhood cafe uses pumpkins in ice cream burritos and savory tacos with slaw, sweet potato, and corn.

Thursday’s Briefing: Warriors Officially Refuse to Pay $40 Million Debt; Tubbs Firestorm Created Tornados

Plus, firefighters may get a break today with rain in the forecast.

Down on Children’s-UCSF Merger

Readers share their thoughts about UCSF taking on Children’s Hospital.

Progressive Politics and Housing

Alameda readers respond to Alameda as a progressive stronghold and affordable rental housing.