After local and state governments banned indoor smoking two decades ago, the Bay Area’s waterways became choked with cigarette butts.
The main challengers in two Oakland City Council races this year have no real differences with the incumbents, except for their relationships to Mayor Libby Schaaf. And the challengers in the other three contests are having difficulty gaining traction.
Jesse Arreguín and Kriss Worthington are teaming up in Berkeley’s mayor’s race in a fight with fellow councilmember Laurie Capitelli over housing and growth.
The two tenant protection measures on the November ballot promise to also shape the outcome of the city council race.
A UC Berkeley professor is studying the dynamics of how African-American women are affected by racism—and why socioeconomic status matters to health.
This year’s election could turn out to be the most expensive in city history—thanks to four high-profile ballot measures.
California laws shielding the identity of troublesome cops are among the nation’s strictest. That’s bad for all involved.
The move by FEMA comes on the eve of the 25th anniversary of the worst firestorm in East Bay history.
Oakland’s new housing impact fee plan hasn’t hurt housing development. It’s helped it.
During the last few years, homicides and gun violence have decreased as the police department has solved an increasing number of violent crimes. The secret? Ceasefire.