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Alameda’s First High-Rise?

A 589-unit housing project featuring a 14-story tower is proposed for the old Encinal Terminals on the estuary. It would be the tallest building on the Island.

Our Backyard: A Good Move

The council is finally reforming a process that blocks Island housing.

Billboards That Inspire

Photographer Brittani Sensabaugh didn’t like billboards with negative messages in her East Oakland neighborhood. So she created her own.

Climate-Change Denial in Alameda

As sea levels rise, the Island will face the most serious flooding in the East Bay. But officials have been slow to float sustainable solutions.

Be a Human Billboard

Social activist Ruth Smiler is on a mission to support racial justice.

It’s All About Housing

In Berkeley, council candidates Ben Gould and Kate Harrison spar over whether the city needs more housing or has already built too much.

A Whole Lot of Growling

Alameda’s animal shelter says it needs more money to care for dogs and cats. But city officials say the shelter intends to hand out big raises to its employees.

Our Backyard: Stubborn to a Fault

Alameda’s refusal to settle lawsuits with a housing developer could cost the city nearly $30 million.

Our Backyard: Missing in Action

Trump has threatened Oakland and California, but both have been slow to fight back.

Our Backyard: Oakland, Alameda, and Berkeley Should Sue Donald Trump

According to legal experts, the president's plan to strip sanctuary cities of federal funding is unconstitutional. Plus, it’s just wrong.