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Towering Complexity

Terrence McGrath, developer of the first high-rise in Oakland’s Temescal district, gravitates toward difficult projects.

An Emerging Progressive

Richmond resident Kimberly Ellis advocates for electing more women to public office, and she wants to become the next chair of the California Democratic Party.

A Waste of Money

Oakland is suing its recycling contractor, alleging that the company is overcharging apartment building owners by millions of dollars.

The Year of No Police Shootings

2016 was definitely not a banner year for Oakland police, except in one area: For the first time in more than two decades, no one got shot by a police officer.

Flirting With Disaster

Months after the Ghost Ship blaze rocked Oakland, Alameda is grappling with whether to reinstate its fire safety inspection team.

A Whole New Ballgame

New Oakland A’s President Dave Kaval said the team will announce its decision on a new stadium in The Town by end of the year.

Alameda’s First High-Rise?

A 589-unit housing project featuring a 14-story tower is proposed for the old Encinal Terminals on the estuary. It would be the tallest building on the Island.

Climate-Change Denial in Alameda

As sea levels rise, the Island will face the most serious flooding in the East Bay. But officials have been slow to float sustainable solutions.

Black Genes Matter

Researchers seek to include more African Americans in gene studies to improve health care.

Rising from the Ashes

Advocates for Berkeley Tuolumne Camp are pushing the city to reopen the popular family camp by 2020. But they’ll have to navigate several challenges.