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A Measure of a Community’s Compassion

The Alameda City Council wants to turn a piece of land near Crab Cove into a center that helps homeless people. But neighbors have forced a special election to block it.
March 01, 2019

Alamedans Led the Battle Against Trump

Helmed by longtime Island resident Doug Linney, the group Flip the 14 helped Democrats win seven GOP-controlled House seats in California and a majority in Congress.
February 04, 2019

A Blue Wave Swept Across the Island

In November, a progressive supermajority led by new councilmember John Knox White and new mayor Marilyn Ezzy Ashcraft sailed into in City Hall.
January 01, 2019

Nancy Skinner Is the 2018 East Bay Person of the Year

The Democratic state Senator from Berkeley is a difference-maker. She gets big things done, from criminal justice reform to building more housing and helping slow climate change.
December 31, 2018

Recall as a Cudgel

In Alameda, recall efforts have often been used to attack the city’s progressive elected officials, particularly women and people of color.
August 01, 2018

Property Owners Hope to Move the Alameda Election

A group called Alamedans in Charge is attempting to block just cause protections and defeat progressive pro-tenant candidates.
July 06, 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

Grim Future Predicted for Bay Area Housing

Karen Chapple, a UC professor of urban planning, sees less economic, ethnic, and racial diversity unless planners implement a philosophical shift in policy.
June 11, 2018

Meet One of the Country’s Oldest Filipino-American Social Societies

Formed in Alameda in 1936, Bohol Circle hopes to cement its legacy in the city with a park.
June 06, 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