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Making the Poor Pay Twice

Alameda County’s newest courthouse has been criticized for limiting access for the county’s poorest residents—who are exactly the people who paid for it.
August 28, 2017

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

Thelton’s Orders

On the eve of his retirement, the federal judge who reshaped the state’s prison system and the Oakland Police Department speaks on his role in the civil rights movement and the future of justice in the Trump era.
August 07, 2017

Building Around BART

After bulldozing neighborhoods early in its history, BART now wants to build communities.
July 12, 2017

Getting the Lead Off

A years-long project to remove highly toxic lead-based paint from 6,000 PG&E transmission towers gets started this summer in Alameda County.
July 10, 2017

Children’s Hospital’s Uncertain Future

Three years ago, Children’s Hospital Oakland merged with UC San Francisco and received $50 million from Marc Benioff. Yet now it’s facing major budget cuts.
July 05, 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

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

Whose Estuary?

Some city officials disagree with homeowners over who should control “lost” publicly owned pathways and miniparks along the water’s edge.
June 05, 2017

Island Worker Shortage

The developers of Alameda Point say the delay in construction is due to a labor shortage caused by the Bay Area housing boom.
May 30, 2017