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Containing the Slag

Selby Slag has been leaching heavy metals into the bay for more than a century, but some residents worry that a proposed cleanup may cause more harm than good.
July 09, 2018

VIP Zip Is an Affordable Rideshare Program for Seniors

A coordinator with LIFE ElderCare acts as a liaison with ridesharing services like Lyft for seniors who need rides.
June 11, 2018

311 Comes to Oakland

The city finally added the widely adopted phone number for municipal complaints. But with rampant illegal dumping, Oakland’s complaint-driven approach has been criticized.
June 06, 2018

Crisis at Sheffield Village Preschool

After Oakland’s Parks and Recreation Department fired both teachers at a small preschool, most parents pulled their kids out. Now the teachers are suing.
June 06, 2018

Things to Do on the Water

The editor highlights water activities worth exploring in the Bay Area.
June 04, 2018

The California Trail at the Oakland Zoo Opens June 28

Bison, gray wolves, grizzlies, and other native California animals will roam the East Bay again.
June 04, 2018

East Bay DANCES 2018 Showcases All Kinds of Movement

Traditional and modern dance as well as Americana styles and Persian belly dancing will be represented.
June 01, 2018

Tax Time Scammers Return

East Bay residents have been getting calls from aggressive scammers pretending to be IRS agents. Armed with personal information, they threaten victims with arrest unless they pay thousands of dollars.
May 28, 2018

Charter Schools Checked in Richmond

The city council enacted a moratorium on charters in industrial zones, and the school district alleges that one charter-school chain is violating local, state, and federal codes.
May 23, 2018

BART in Alameda?

A second transbay tube could ease Alameda’s nightmarish traffic and boost Oakland’s economy. And transportation officials are now taking the idea seriously for the first time.
May 14, 2018