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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.

One Size Fits All?

Students usually don’t decide on an academic major until college, but Oakland public schools plan to make every kid select a career path by the 10th grade.

Essay: Universal Love and Sowing Seeds

A trip to Club Mud in Nigeria leads to Rita, Unekwu, and a lot of rain.

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.

No Diesel Fumes from These Haulers

Shipping at Oakland Harbor.

Whose Trails?

Mountain bikers dream of one day riding throughout the hills on East Bay MUD land. But hikers, equestrians, and plant lovers want to stop the cyclists in their tracks.

Essay: The Beds We Make

Sometimes there is no doing something over.

Essay: Present Pioneer

She finds what it takes to start over.