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Towering Complexity

Terrence McGrath, developer of the first high-rise in Oakland’s Temescal district, gravitates toward difficult projects.

An Emerging Progressive

Richmond resident Kimberly Ellis advocates for electing more women to public office, and she wants to become the next chair of the California Democratic Party.

The MacGyver of Duct Tape

Lance Akiyama uses it to create amazing stuff.

Shrines of Bicycles and Booze

Oakland has long tradition of makeshift roadside memorials featuring idiosyncratic symbols that honor the person who died.

The Oakland Sisterhood

Women hold every top leadership job in the city’s bureaucracy. Plus, Libby Schaaf’s mayoral staff has six women in senior roles.

Big Time

The second season of W. Kamau Bell’s hit TV show premieres this month, and the Berkeley resident’s new book is about to drop.

Life After the Ghost Ship

Those closest to the people who died in the tragic warehouse fire are still negotiating a way forward.

A Whole New Ballgame

New Oakland A’s President Dave Kaval said the team will announce its decision on a new stadium in The Town by end of the year.

Optimists with Guns

San Leandro sports one of the last venues for target practice.

Billboards That Inspire

Photographer Brittani Sensabaugh didn’t like billboards with negative messages in her East Oakland neighborhood. So she created her own.