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Eric Levitt Brings Stability to Alameda

So far, Alameda’s newest city manager, Eric Levitt, seems to be bringing stability to city government after his controversial predecessor.
February 18, 2020

Brigette Lundy-Paine’s Acting Dreams Are Coming True

The former Alamedan is a rising star and a non-binary role model.
February 07, 2020

The Stigma of Pot Charity Is Fading

More nonprofits are welcoming contributions from cannabis businesses.
December 12, 2019

Kingmaker Jeff Del Bono Hands Off His Scepter

The former president of the firefighters union, the person most responsible for Alameda’s progressive tilt, surrenders his post to Patrick Corder.
June 03, 2019

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