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Leaving Mars

At 57, Patricia O’Connor trades a badass-motorcycle-racer past for womanhood, finding—finally—congruence in her physical and emotional selves.

A Park Grows in Alameda

Development is imminent for the new 22-acre Jean Sweeney Open Space Park.

Will Nancy O'Malley Be California’s Next Top Prosecutor?

Alameda County's district attorney is on the shortlist to become the next state attorney general. She’s recognized nationally for combating sex trafficking, but is that enough?

Paddle Boarding Goes to the Dogs

For pet owners, paddle boarding becomes even more fun with pups aboard.

The Team Vs. Mr. Housing

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.

How Does Discrimination Affect People’s Health?

A UC Berkeley professor is studying the dynamics of how African-American women are affected by racism—and why socioeconomic status matters to health.

Take 5: Calling All Riders

Gene Oh of Alameda Bicycle teams up with Alameda’s Friends of the Parks Foundation for the Alameda Bike for the Parks community bike ride on Oct. 15.

Word on the Street: Praise for Alameda Police

Locals think their boys in blue are doing a great job.

Rev. Jayson Landeza Is the Man for the Job

Rev. Landeza provides spiritual guidance to two organizations that need it the most: the Oakland Police Department and the Oakland A’s.

Bridging Communities, One Latte at a Time

A nonprofit trains refugees to become baristas in the coffee-obsessed Bay Area.