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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.

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.

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.

Finally, Some Stability

Oakland’s new schools superintendent Kyla Johnson-Trammell, a city native, hopes to bring an end to the revolving door of district leaders.

A Better Housing Plan

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

School Days

What’s the biggest challenge teachers face today?

It’s Her Time

New UC Berkeley Chancellor Carol Christ is facing some major challenges. And the university’s first female chancellor might just be the perfect person for the job.

Wait for the Ferry in Style

Greetings from Oakland!

Merritt’s Merits

Readers sound off the reshaping of Lake Merritt, the city's recycling contract, and the real causes of gentrification.

Pass the Hot Chips

As schools work to improve their nutritional offerings, kids are becoming human vending machines, selling junk food to their peers.