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Not So Fast, Customs

A concerned citizen has spurred city officials to investigate her complaints that a customs examination station in Alameda is a potential source of hazards ranging from radioactive material to weapons of mass destruction. Oakland said no to similar proposal for a screening facility in West Oakland.

Lehman Signs on Signature Development Group for Oak Knoll Navy Hospital

The decommissioned naval hospital property at Oak Knoll may make headway in 2014.

Renovating a Home of a Certain Age

An Alameda interior decorator, Sarah Coombs, talks to real estate agents about updating houses.

Alamedans Identify Their Favorite Streets and Boulevards

Six Alamedans talk about their favorite streets.

International Rescue Committee Launches New Roots Garden at Laney College

A melting pot of farmers share agriculture practices at a community garden, New Roots, at Laney College.

Poor Staging and Scant Marketing Lead to Deal on a Chabot Highlands Home

Poor marketing and staging work in buyers' favor on Chabot Highlands sale.

Phoenix Commons offers cohousing for seniors in Jingletown

In East Oakland’s Jingletown, a new twist on senior housing is in the works. The neighborhood known for its artists’ lofts will soon be home to Phoenix Commons, a “cooperative lifestyle community” for older adults. The four-story complex of 41 units will be the East Bay’s first senior cohousing development, according to project CEO Chris Zimmerman. Look for it on 29th Street overlooking the waterfront, just off Alameda’s Park Street bridge. Move-in date: early 2015.

Our holiday gift guide scours East Bay stores for fabulous finds.

Our don't-miss list of what's hot and exciting this season in the East Bay.

Bones, books, boredom, and bikes come together.

Lorae and Mark Batzdorf find the perfect Claremont home.

Funky Furniture From SOBU

Alessandro Latini spent more than a decade designing furniture that wound up at places like Crate & Barrel, Macy’s, Pottery Barn, and other mass-market stores. Now, the designs he creates for SOBU, a company he owns and runs with his wife, Laleh, veer far away from those mall favorites.