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Oakland Chamber at Odds with Voters

Can the city’s leading business organization be any more disconnected from the Oakland populace?
April 03, 2015

The A’s Regroup After a Tumultuous Off-Season

This year’s Oakland Athletics are essentially strangers but took advantage of Cactus League spring training to gel as a team, winding up with an impressive pre-season record.
April 03, 2015

Dining Goes to the Dogs at Underwood Cafe, Pier 29 and Elsewhere

Thanks to a new law, puppies and their parents can grace the porches of California restaurants. Lots of places are getting in on the action.
March 22, 2015

Best Hikes of the East Bay

The beauty of hiking in the East Bay is that it can be a lone experience not far from the trailhead. This guide includes lesser-known adventures as well as old favorites in a world of hiking microclimates with unique characteristics. From Alameda, Berkeley, and Crockett to Moraga, Oakland, and San Leandro with varying distances and levels of difficulty, these hikes are sure to please.
March 22, 2015

Construction of New Bus Line About to Transform International Boulevard

AC Transit defends Bus Rapid Transit as the way to improve and streamline bus service, but small businesses worry about closures during construction and lost parking spaces. Berkeley and North Oakland aren’t in on the BRT effort.
March 15, 2015

Wendy Wheeler and Thomas Page Hike All the East Bay Park Trails

Two friends undertake a massive trekking project that takes them to the near and far-flung reaches of EBRP District lands.
March 15, 2015

How Comal and Oliveto Turned to Meyer Sound for Noise Control

Comal and Oliveto owe soothing sonic solutions to Meyer Sound of Berkeley and the company’s revolutionary computer-controlled Constellation electronic sound system and Libra sound-absorbent wall panels.
March 15, 2015

Gais GPS, AllTrails, MapMyHike and Other Apps Make Navigating Easier

When you take off for a hike, make sure you go prepared, particularly for longer treks. And don’t forget your phone—and one or two of these apt mobile apps.
March 03, 2015

Alameda and Oakland Officials Contemplate the Possibility of a Second Transbay Tube

As traffic gets closer to exceeding capacity, Bay Area transportation agencies start more serious discussion on another passageway that might mean BART stations in Alameda and Oakland.
March 01, 2015

The Most Popular Person at Oakland City Hall?

The chambers of the Oakland City Council can be a very rough place. Public bickering between council members and full-throated soliloquies by angry residents are commonplace. At times, the difference between debating an ordinance and lobbing ordnance is difficult to discern. But, amid the swirling hurricane, seating in a sea of tranquility is City Clerk LaTonda Simmons, perhaps the most popular person at City Hall.
March 01, 2015