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Setting Her Sights Higher?

Marilyn Ezzy Ashcraft appears to be preparing a challenge to Mayor Trish Herrera Spencer in the November election.

Too Many Rapes Dismissed

Three East Bay cities have some of the country’s highest rates of “unfounded” rape reports, raising questions about their investigations.

Tuesday’s Briefing: Oakland Councilmember Brooks Ordered to Pay $550K for Assault; Three Dead in Massive Mudslides

Plus, parts of the Bay Area receive record rainfall.

Stacey Hoffman Keeps Jazz More Than Alive

In the Name of Love represents the manifestation of a grassroots music movement for Living Jazz.

Monday’s Briefing: California May Become Sanctuary State for Weed; 40% of Bay Area Adults Need a Roommate to Afford Rent

Plus, Oakland Councilmember Desley Brooks proposes to steer millions in public funds to favored nonprofit.

Advice to Make Your Unit Airbnb Rentable

Would-be renters should mind their space and audience and commit to style.

Trying to Avoid the Contact High

Alameda school board members and parents were influential in convincing the city to scale back its plan to legalize cannabis.

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.

Friday’s Briefing: Trump to Open California Coast to Oil Drilling; Bay Area Companies Fuel Dow Jones Surge Over 25,000

Plus, the US attorney for Northern California resigns following Sessions announcement of crackdown on weed.

Arash Bayatmakou Shifts Paradigms On Spinal Injuries

Berkeley writer and entrepreneur writes a book and starts a nonprofit to change recovery expectations for spinal injury sufferers.