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The Real Cause of Gentrification

When cities like Oakland prohibit new apartments and condos in wealthy neighborhoods, low-income areas pay the price.

Towering Complexity

Terrence McGrath, developer of the first high-rise in Oakland’s Temescal district, gravitates toward difficult projects.

A Waste of Money

Oakland is suing its recycling contractor, alleging that the company is overcharging apartment building owners by millions of dollars.

A Clash of Allegiance

The Alameda school district plans to sue two charter schools, because they ousted a district appointee to their board of directors.

The Oakland Sisterhood

Women hold every top leadership job in the city’s bureaucracy. Plus, Libby Schaaf’s mayoral staff has six women in senior roles.

Stopping the Tar-Sands Invasion

East Bay groups are attempting to prevent the region from playing a major role in a climate disaster.

Flirting With Disaster

Months after the Ghost Ship blaze rocked Oakland, Alameda is grappling with whether to reinstate its fire safety inspection team.

Alameda’s First High-Rise?

A 589-unit housing project featuring a 14-story tower is proposed for the old Encinal Terminals on the estuary. It would be the tallest building on the Island.

Our Backyard: Opposite Directions

Oakland is now the Easy Bay’s undisputed leader in new housing development, while Berkeley is going backward.

Billboards That Inspire

Photographer Brittani Sensabaugh didn’t like billboards with negative messages in her East Oakland neighborhood. So she created her own.