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The Meddlesome Mayor

Trish Spencer’s intrusions into city operations, including one incident involving a police officer who arrested her husband, appear to violate Alameda’s charter.

Logging for Water

A battle is brewing over whether cutting down trees will increase California's water supply.

Who Are the Bay Area’s Trump Fans?

A retired medical laboratory CEO in Rossmoor, a San Francisco real estate developer with a plane, and a San Leandro father and electrician are behind The Donald.

Alameda’s Newest Rising Star

Malia Vella promises to be a formidable force in this year’s city council campaign.

Our Backyard: Privileged Government

In Alameda, you can block new housing development if you’re friends with the mayor or a city councilmember. And that’s unfair.

Could This Be The Year of Police Reform in Oakland?

One or more measures that would establish stronger oversight of the Oakland Police Department may be headed for the November ballot.

It’s All About Rising Rents and Evictions

The plight of Alameda renters likely will dominate this year’s City Hall races.

Oakland Finally Gets a Handle on Violent Crime

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.

Sam Singer Is Oakland’s New Best Friend

The crisis communications guru loves a good fight. Fortunately for Warriors fans, his latest battle involves keeping the team from moving to San Francisco.

Vote for Nancy Skinner and Bryan Parker on June 7

Also, we support Measure AA and Proposition 50, and we oppose Richmond measures N and O.