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Flirting With Disaster

Months after the Ghost Ship blaze rocked Oakland, Alameda is grappling with whether to reinstate its fire safety inspection team.
April 03, 2017

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.
March 27, 2017

Our Backyard: A Good Move

The council is finally reforming a process that blocks Island housing.
March 27, 2017

Billboards That Inspire

Photographer Brittani Sensabaugh didn’t like billboards with negative messages in her East Oakland neighborhood. So she created her own.
March 22, 2017

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.
March 20, 2017

Be a Human Billboard

Social activist Ruth Smiler is on a mission to support racial justice.
March 16, 2017

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.
February 21, 2017

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.
February 21, 2017

Our Backyard: Stubborn to a Fault

Alameda’s refusal to settle lawsuits with a housing developer could cost the city nearly $30 million.
February 13, 2017

Our Backyard: Missing in Action

Trump has threatened Oakland and California, but both have been slow to fight back.
February 09, 2017