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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

The Girls Are All Right

Political and Proud amps up female Gen Z power at Encinal High School.
May 08, 2018

Oakland Loses a Part of Its History

Neglected by the city for decades, the historic Miller Avenue library that first opened in 1918 was destroyed in a fire on Feb. 28 and is now gone forever.
May 07, 2018

Does Alameda Need a Strong Mayor?

The city’s weak-mayor form of government has been raising questions about who is really in charge in City Hall.
April 30, 2018

Teachers Deserve Better Salaries

Educators speak out on Alameda’s poorly paid teachers.
April 25, 2018