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Politics

Finding Their Voice

Oakland School for the Arts’ a cappella ensemble, Vocal Rush, forms students into instruments of change, for themselves and society.

Making the Poor Pay Twice

Alameda County’s newest courthouse has been criticized for limiting access for the county’s poorest residents—who are exactly the people who paid for it.

A Better Housing Plan

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

Word on the Street: Who Is Your All-Time Favorite Bay Area Athlete and Why?

Sports talk.

Not Your Grandfather’s Island

As young families continue to flock to Alameda, the city’s new progressive majority is steering a new course.

Our Backyard: Bring on the Bike Bridge

Alameda needs a green estuary crossing to accommodate thousands of new homes.

Fighting for a Better Future

Activists are driven by a sense of urgency to strengthen a new regional plan for housing and greenhouse gas reductions by 2040.

Mayoral Bait and Switch

During last year’s Berkeley mayoral race, Jesse Arreguin argued that his position on housing had “evolved.” His record so far undermines that claim.

Our Backyard: OPD Needs More Independent Oversight

A new investigative report of police wrongdoing shows Oakland cops can’t be trusted to investigate themselves. And the new chief doesn’t seem to understand that fact.

Dealing with the Sprawl Devil

Thousands of acres of green open space in the East Bay are in danger of being gobbled up by suburban housing tracts.