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Governor Jerry Brown Has Financial Link to Oakland Coal

​Public records show that Brown has financial ties to a company that could profit greatly from shipping coal through Oakland.
May 12, 2016

Supervisor Nate Miley Faces a Credible Candidate

Bryan Parker challenges the incumbent who is running on his track record—one Parker finds lacking.
May 05, 2016

Open Primary Season in the East Bay

The new system may hurt Skinner, Swanson, and Kinney but Welch is hopeful in the state senate district race.
April 01, 2016

Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf Is Our East Bay Person of the Year

She inspired us like no other for this inaugural achievement.
January 08, 2016

Can Fees on Market-Rate Housing Subsidize Affordability in Oakland?

Mayor Libby Schaaf’s housing task forces considers a levy on market-rate housing, but developers warn about discouraging much-needed construction.
January 01, 2016

Alameda County Unions Split on Coal Transport

While the Alameda Labor Council and International Longshore and Warehouse Union Local 10 oppose coal exports in Oakland for environmental reasons, Teamsters Joint Council 7 says bring on the coal.
December 01, 2015

Bryan Parker Is Back in the Game

The former Oakland mayoral candidate rallies the community to help the Castlemont High School Football team, and it’s working.
October 08, 2015

Loving the Laurel District

Dine at the Sequoia Diner and snack on Peter’s Kettle Corn; shop locally at Beast Oakland or browse Vista Madera’s horsey shelves; and explore the Laurel Art Garden or take a class at The Taoist Center.
June 22, 2015

Debate Over Chabot Gun Range

Gun enthusiasts have rallied in support of the longtime shooting range in the East Bay Regional Park District, but the park district is studying the noise and lead pollution.
June 22, 2015

Business Owners May Not Like the Wage Hike, But Fredi Martinez Is Smiling

The young Burger King worker says the extra $3 per hour he gets from Oakland’s new labor law allows him to support his family. Business owners are less enthused.
May 01, 2015