Women hold every top leadership job in the city’s bureaucracy. Plus, Libby Schaaf’s mayoral staff has six women in senior roles.
East Bay groups are attempting to prevent the region from playing a major role in a climate disaster.
Months after the Ghost Ship blaze rocked Oakland, Alameda is grappling with whether to reinstate its fire safety inspection team.
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.
Oakland is now the Easy Bay’s undisputed leader in new housing development, while Berkeley is going backward.
Photographer Brittani Sensabaugh didn’t like billboards with negative messages in her East Oakland neighborhood. So she created her own.
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.
In Berkeley, council candidates Ben Gould and Kate Harrison spar over whether the city needs more housing or has already built too much.
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.
Alameda’s refusal to settle lawsuits with a housing developer could cost the city nearly $30 million.