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Drew Ackerman Will Bore You to Sleep, And His Fans Love Him for It

Ackerman couldn’t sleep as a kid, so now he tells rambling, sleep-inducing stories on his wildly successful podcast.

Back to East 14th Street

There’s a viral movement to change the name of International Boulevard back to East 14th Street—the name it had for nearly 100 years.

Pick Up the Poop Bags, People

East Bay park users say there’s a growing problem of dog walkers leaving plastic bags full of poop alongside trails—whether by accident or on purpose.

Hot Rod Heroine

Leigha Miller is a teenage drag-racing champ.

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.