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Parks May Get Financial Boost

A $4 billion measure on the June ballot would help upgrade parks and increase access to them.
February 12, 2018

I Just Want to Say One Word to You: Bioplastics

Richmond’s Full Cycle Bioplastics looks to a green future.
February 07, 2018

Is Caltrans Killing Alameda Creek?

The transportation agency plans to cut down 300 more trees to widen Niles Canyon Road—a project that threatens a major East Bay watershed.
January 15, 2018

The Great Heron Project

As new housing transforms the face of downtown Oakland, an ambitious plan to relocate the city’s night herons proceeds, along with a student-led effort to make them the city’s official bird.
January 08, 2018

A (Road) Diet for the Future

East Bay activists are pushing to replace more traffic lanes with bike lanes. But not everybody is happy about it.
October 10, 2017

Lake Temescal’s Future Could Be in Doubt

The popular lake has closed four consecutive years because of toxic algae blooms—an increasing problem found around the globe.
August 31, 2017

Garbage Out

Plans to move California Waste Solutions appear to have stalled amid increasing neighbor complaints of trash, stench, and rats at its West Oakland facility.
August 30, 2017

A Better Housing Plan

Activists won commitments from Bay Area planners to find ways to build more affordable housing in the region.
August 22, 2017

Oakland Gets Its Trees Back

How a busy septuagenarian inspired the city’s reforestation.
July 19, 2017

Building Around BART

After bulldozing neighborhoods early in its history, BART now wants to build communities.
July 12, 2017