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Lehman Signs on Signature Development Group for Oak Knoll Navy Hospital

The decommissioned naval hospital property at Oak Knoll may make headway in 2014.

Oakland Army Base Makes Headway as Logistics Center

The long-awaited development of Oakland and Alameda's decommissioned military bases get green lights. Their futures look very different.

Consumer Watchdog Billboard Campaign

Consumer Watchdog launches a billboard campaign against drug- and alcohol-impaired doctors in Oakland, Kaiser headquarters, with a toll-free telephone line for reporting. So far, no calls.

Block Party Goes to Jack London Square

Shop, eat, and play in Jack London Square.

Reviving the Ancient art of Indigo

Kristine Vejar celebrates textiles and associated art, including indigo dyeing, at her store, A Verb For Keeping Warm.

Not So Fast, Customs

A concerned citizen has spurred city officials to investigate her complaints that a customs examination station in Alameda is a potential source of hazards ranging from radioactive material to weapons of mass destruction. Oakland said no to similar proposal for a screening facility in West Oakland.

Travel to Mendocino Village, Caspar, and Fort Bragg

Splendor dominates Mendocino County's man-mande and natural attractions.

Renovating a Home of a Certain Age

An Alameda interior decorator, Sarah Coombs, talks to real estate agents about updating houses.

Alameda Cheese and Goods Purveyors Give Picnic-Packing Tips

Cheese, wine, bread, snacks, and the just-right containers for a picnic.

Alamedans Identify Their Favorite Streets and Boulevards

Six Alamedans talk about their favorite streets.