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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.

Oakland's Costly Campaign

This year’s election could turn out to be the most expensive in city history—thanks to four high-profile ballot measures.

Our Backyard: California's Police Secrecy Laws Need Reform

California laws shielding the identity of troublesome cops are among the nation’s strictest. That’s bad for all involved.

Feds Pull Millions in Funding for Tree Thinning in East Bay Hills

The move by FEMA comes on the eve of the 25th anniversary of the worst firestorm in East Bay history.

Our Backyard: A Boost for Housing

Oakland’s new housing impact fee plan hasn’t hurt housing development. It’s helped it.

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.

Governor Jerry Brown Has Financial Link to Oakland Coal

​Public records show that Brown has financial ties to a company that could profit greatly from shipping coal through Oakland.

Bay Area News Group Puts an End to the Oakland Tribune

The Trib ceases to be daily, drunk cops invade an Oakland hills home, and violence spikes in Richmond.

Protecting Kids from Sexual Exploitation

Folks like Falilah Bilal of MISSSEY and youth advocate Venus Rodriguez of Not For Sale work have to combat what’s perceived as a big problem in the Bay Area—the commercial sexual exploitation of children

The Usual Mayhem Prevails

A BART station killing, fake cameras, and the Bay Bridge shutdown top the news.