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It’s All About Housing

In Berkeley, council candidates Ben Gould and Kate Harrison spar over whether the city needs more housing or has already built too much.

A Whole Lot of Growling

Alameda’s animal shelter says it needs more money to care for dogs and cats. But city officials say the shelter intends to hand out big raises to its employees.

Our Backyard: Stubborn to a Fault

Alameda’s refusal to settle lawsuits with a housing developer could cost the city nearly $30 million.

Our Backyard: Missing in Action

Trump has threatened Oakland and California, but both have been slow to fight back.

Our Backyard: Oakland, Alameda, and Berkeley Should Sue Donald Trump

According to legal experts, the president's plan to strip sanctuary cities of federal funding is unconstitutional. Plus, it’s just wrong.

Updated: Trump Seeks to Strip Oakland of Up to $130 Million in Federal Funds

The president’s decision to punish sanctuary cities also could cost Berkeley $11.5 million annually, and Alameda, $2.5 million.

The Making of a Mayor

The story of how Jesse Arreguin got the key endorsements needed to win the Berkeley mayor's race.

Our Backyard: Say Yes to Housing

Alameda should settle two costly lawsuits with a developer that wants to construct 182 units of housing on the estuary.

A Bike Bridge Too Far?

Backers of a bike-pedestrian bridge between Alameda and Jack London Square are looking for creative ways to build it. But the Coast Guard is blocking the way.

An Uncertain Future

Although voters rejected tenants’ request for a moratorium on evictions, tenants hope the new Alameda council will be more sympathetic to their cause.