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The Real Cause of Gentrification

When cities like Oakland prohibit new apartments and condos in wealthy neighborhoods, low-income areas pay the price.

Word on the Street: Safe Haven

How do you feel about Alameda being a sanctuary city?

On a Health-Care Island

Thousands of Alamedans can’t use Alameda Hospital for basic care, because of a dispute with health insurers.

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.

Our Backyard: A Justifiable Plan

Councilmember Jim Oddie was right to switch gears on evictions.

The Good ’Ol Gals Network

Oakland isn’t the only East Bay city run by women. Six other female mayors serve in Alameda County, and even more women hold leadership posts.

Stopping the Tar-Sands Invasion

East Bay groups are attempting to prevent the region from playing a major role in a climate disaster.

Flirting With Disaster

Months after the Ghost Ship blaze rocked Oakland, Alameda is grappling with whether to reinstate its fire safety inspection team.