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An Emerging Progressive

Richmond resident Kimberly Ellis advocates for electing more women to public office, and she wants to become the next chair of the California Democratic Party.

A Waste of Money

Oakland is suing its recycling contractor, alleging that the company is overcharging apartment building owners by millions of dollars.

A Clash of Allegiance

The Alameda school district plans to sue two charter schools, because they ousted a district appointee to their board of directors.

Going Green

You might be surprised about which homes in the East Bay are actually the greenest.

Lovely Lake Chabot

Greetings from Oakland!

Prettiest Vistas of the East Bay

Take in the grandeur of the Bay Area from these 12 stellar destinations.

The MacGyver of Duct Tape

Lance Akiyama uses it to create amazing stuff.

Shrines of Bicycles and Booze

Oakland has long tradition of makeshift roadside memorials featuring idiosyncratic symbols that honor the person who died.

The Oakland Sisterhood

Women hold every top leadership job in the city’s bureaucracy. Plus, Libby Schaaf’s mayoral staff has six women in senior roles.

Great Idea!

Readers sound off on East 14th Street, dog poop, and complex cebiches.