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Alameda Loses Two Court Battles Involving Waterfront Housing Project

Plus, a judge threw out the city’s developer impact fee, ruling that it violates state law. The decision could cost the city $35 million and threatens to delay the opening of Jean Sweeney Park.
December 01, 2016

Updated: Final 2016 Election Results

Results from local contests that we’ve been following.
November 21, 2016

The Original Power Couple

After serving for four-plus decades in public office, Tom Bates and Loni Hancock are retiring in December. What a long, strange trip it’s been.
November 01, 2016

Our Backyard: The Mayor vs. Police

Can Trish Spencer remain unbiased about Alameda police when her husband claims the department illegally targeted him?
October 27, 2016

A Costly Fight Over Housing

Alameda could lose tens of millions of dollars in a legal battle with a developer that wants to build 182 units of housing along the estuary.
October 26, 2016

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?
October 10, 2016

Our Backyard: Bike to the Future

Alameda’s very existence depends on embracing climate-friendly modes of transportation.
October 06, 2016

Little Miss Sunshine

Alameda Mayor Trish Spencer recently advised members of a public panel on how to circumvent state and city public records laws.
October 03, 2016

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.
September 28, 2016

Rent Control Is Dominating Alameda's Election

The two tenant protection measures on the November ballot promise to also shape the outcome of the city council race.
September 27, 2016