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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.
January 26, 2017

Updated: Trump Seeks to Strip Oakland of Up to $130 Million in Federal Funds

The president’s decision to punish sanctuary cities also could cost Berkeley $11.5 million annually, and Alameda, $2.5 million.
January 25, 2017

The Making of a Mayor

The story of how Jesse Arreguin got the key endorsements needed to win the Berkeley mayor's race.
January 11, 2017

Our Backyard: Say Yes to Housing

Alameda should settle two costly lawsuits with a developer that wants to construct 182 units of housing on the estuary.
January 11, 2017

A Bike Bridge Too Far?

Backers of a bike-pedestrian bridge between Alameda and Jack London Square are looking for creative ways to build it. But the Coast Guard is blocking the way.
January 09, 2017

An Uncertain Future

Although voters rejected tenants’ request for a moratorium on evictions, tenants hope the new Alameda council will be more sympathetic to their cause.
January 03, 2017

Taking Responsibility

Richmond progressives won decisively in the November election. Now comes the hard part.
January 03, 2017

2016 East Bay Person of the Year: Janet Napolitano

In dealing decisively with campus leadership scandals, budget battles, and sexual harassment cases, Janet Napolitano has become the most effective UC president in recent memory.
December 27, 2016

On Point

Alameda is moving forward with the next phase of its Alameda Point housing plan—a project that could add up to 625 homes, bike paths, and a new park.
December 07, 2016

Island of Ganja?

Alameda is examining whether to tax cannabis deliveries and perhaps allow the sale and cultivation of marijuana in the city.
December 05, 2016