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A Better Housing Plan

Activists won commitments from Bay Area planners to find ways to build more affordable housing in the region.
August 22, 2017

Word on the Street: Who Is Your All-Time Favorite Bay Area Athlete and Why?

Sports talk.
July 26, 2017

Not Your Grandfather’s Island

As young families continue to flock to Alameda, the city’s new progressive majority is steering a new course.
July 12, 2017

Our Backyard: Bring on the Bike Bridge

Alameda needs a green estuary crossing to accommodate thousands of new homes.
July 11, 2017

Fighting for a Better Future

Activists are driven by a sense of urgency to strengthen a new regional plan for housing and greenhouse gas reductions by 2040.
July 03, 2017

Mayoral Bait and Switch

During last year’s Berkeley mayoral race, Jesse Arreguin argued that his position on housing had “evolved.” His record so far undermines that claim.
June 27, 2017

Our Backyard: OPD Needs More Independent Oversight

A new investigative report of police wrongdoing shows Oakland cops can’t be trusted to investigate themselves. And the new chief doesn’t seem to understand that fact.
June 21, 2017

Dealing with the Sprawl Devil

Thousands of acres of green open space in the East Bay are in danger of being gobbled up by suburban housing tracts.
June 12, 2017

For the Birds

As Alameda embarks on a construction boom, the city is exploring ways to protect birds from flying into glass buildings.
June 07, 2017

Backroom Benefits

Some Oakland nonprofits have been meeting behind closed doors with developers and councilmembers to negotiate multimillion-dollar “community benefits packages.”
June 05, 2017