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Our Backyard: A Boost for Housing

Oakland’s new housing impact fee plan hasn’t hurt housing development. It’s helped it.

Oakland Finally Gets a Handle on Violent Crime

During the last few years, homicides and gun violence have decreased as the police department has solved an increasing number of violent crimes. The secret? Ceasefire.

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.

Bay Area News Group Puts an End to the Oakland Tribune

The Trib ceases to be daily, drunk cops invade an Oakland hills home, and violence spikes in Richmond.

Protecting Kids from Sexual Exploitation

Folks like Falilah Bilal of MISSSEY and youth advocate Venus Rodriguez of Not For Sale work have to combat what’s perceived as a big problem in the Bay Area—the commercial sexual exploitation of children

The Usual Mayhem Prevails

A BART station killing, fake cameras, and the Bay Bridge shutdown top the news.

Sideshows, Spats, and Sudden Closure

Cars galore take over I-880, I-980 could go, and Grand Fare Market is no more.

Schaaf Cheers Economy, Boos the Rest

The economy is booming, but crime and housing are problematic, Mayor Schaaf says.

Uber Will Park in Oakland

Uber expand to Uptown, David Silver becomes the city’s education czar, and Phil Tagami struggles with coal exporting.

Rattled by the Rush

A Piedmont-Oakland quake did little damage, Oakland settled a lawsuit against former Mayor Jean Quan, and Alice Waters met with the Prez.