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Has BART Overexpanded?

Over the years, the transit agency has spent huge sums on expanding to the suburbs, and now it’s facing serious financial challenges.
May 30, 2017

The Real Cause of Gentrification

When cities like Oakland prohibit new apartments and condos in wealthy neighborhoods, low-income areas pay the price.
May 08, 2017

Word on the Street: Safe Haven

How do you feel about Alameda being a sanctuary city?
May 04, 2017

On a Health-Care Island

Thousands of Alamedans can’t use Alameda Hospital for basic care, because of a dispute with health insurers.
May 03, 2017

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.
May 01, 2017

A Waste of Money

Oakland is suing its recycling contractor, alleging that the company is overcharging apartment building owners by millions of dollars.
April 27, 2017

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.
April 26, 2017

Our Backyard: A Justifiable Plan

Councilmember Jim Oddie was right to switch gears on evictions.
April 24, 2017

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.
April 17, 2017

Stopping the Tar-Sands Invasion

East Bay groups are attempting to prevent the region from playing a major role in a climate disaster.
April 10, 2017