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Draconian Dog Laws No More

For the first time in memory, those No Dogs signs will be coming down in Oakland parks. Some of them, anyway, thanks to a proposed city-ordinance change due for its final reading before the City Council on April 1.

E-cigarettes Get Trendy

As more people turn to electronic nicotine delivery systems, regulating e-cigarettes becomes complicated.

Aquaponic Gardens Come to Castlemont

Software engineer Eric Maundu starts Kijani Grows to help farming in his native Kenya and takes the technology to an Oakland school.

Public Safety Increased in Commercial Areas

Business people, residents, and even OPD like the street-smart patrols who wear the blue and orange shirts with the Oakland tree.

Expand Your Real Estate Horizons

The editor recalls house hunting, clever sales techniques, and renting in the East Bay.

Down on Rob Bonta

Letters: Readers, friends, and followers have their say.

Flare Up Over Firewood

EBRP passes on a chance to capitalize on local firewood.

International Rescue Committee Launches New Roots Garden at Laney College

A melting pot of farmers share agriculture practices at a community garden, New Roots, at Laney College.

At Odds Over Your Pro-Business, Anti-Activist Stance on Occupy Oakland

Letters to the editor on Occupy Oakland and the future of Alameda Point.

Assemblyman Rob Bonta of Alameda Flourishes Despite Detractors

The District 18 state assemblyman is a moderate on gun control, labor unions, and social justice.