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No More Barking

After the executive director of Alameda’s animal shelter left, the shelter and city stopped fighting, agreed to a new deal, and started talking about building a new facility.
July 10, 2017

Fighting for a Better Future

Activists are driven by a sense of urgency to strengthen a new regional plan for housing and greenhouse gas reductions by 2040.
July 03, 2017

Mayoral Bait and Switch

During last year’s Berkeley mayoral race, Jesse Arreguin argued that his position on housing had “evolved.” His record so far undermines that claim.
June 27, 2017

Our Backyard: OPD Needs More Independent Oversight

A new investigative report of police wrongdoing shows Oakland cops can’t be trusted to investigate themselves. And the new chief doesn’t seem to understand that fact.
June 21, 2017

Dealing with the Sprawl Devil

Thousands of acres of green open space in the East Bay are in danger of being gobbled up by suburban housing tracts.
June 12, 2017

For the Birds

As Alameda embarks on a construction boom, the city is exploring ways to protect birds from flying into glass buildings.
June 07, 2017

Backroom Benefits

Some Oakland nonprofits have been meeting behind closed doors with developers and councilmembers to negotiate multimillion-dollar “community benefits packages.”
June 05, 2017

Whose Estuary?

Some city officials disagree with homeowners over who should control “lost” publicly owned pathways and miniparks along the water’s edge.
June 05, 2017

Our Backyard: Island Safety

The council’s decision to reinstate Alameda’s fire-inspection team was a no-brainer.
May 31, 2017

Island Worker Shortage

The developers of Alameda Point say the delay in construction is due to a labor shortage caused by the Bay Area housing boom.
May 30, 2017