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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.

Phoenix Armenta Is a ‘Woke Witch’ With Practical Magic

Her Witch’s Walking Tour of Oakland shows off the surprising magic of Lake Merritt’s landscape.

BART in Alameda?

A second transbay tube could ease Alameda’s nightmarish traffic and boost Oakland’s economy. And transportation officials are now taking the idea seriously for the first time.

In Honor of Others

Arif Khatib has devoted the past two decades to honoring overlooked athletes, community leaders, and youth while garnering little recognition of his own.

The 15th Assembly District Race Is a Wide-Open Affair

Twelve candidates are running for the East Bay district in the June primary, and at least seven appear to have a shot at garnering one of the top two spots.

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.

Will Oakland Embrace Car-Free Living?

Patrick Kennedy says he can create lots of middle-class housing next to West Oakland BART — but only if he doesn’t have to build parking.

Filmmaker Heals and Restores

Shakti Butler has dedicated her career to healing racial divisions in the U.S., and her latest documentary focuses on restorative justice as a solution to mass incarceration.

A Group of East Oaklanders Seek to Empower Their Community

It’s an east side story.

Moving Your Aging Parents

Here are some key questions to ask before you do.