Oakland’s newly strengthened Public Ethics Commission now looks to be one of the toughest in the state. But it’s facing a big test this fall.
Although not perfect, the measure to create a strong civilian police commission in Oakland represents a significant step forward.
Richmond Mayor Tom Butt and a developer want a large-scale development at the former Navy site, while opponents push for open space and low density.
Trish Spencer’s intrusions into city operations, including one incident involving a police officer who arrested her husband, appear to violate Alameda’s charter.
A battle is brewing over whether cutting down trees will increase California's water supply.
A retired medical laboratory CEO in Rossmoor, a San Francisco real estate developer with a plane, and a San Leandro father and electrician are behind The Donald.
Malia Vella promises to be a formidable force in this year’s city council campaign.
Oakland’s new housing impact fee plan hasn’t hurt housing development. It’s helped it.
In Alameda, you can block new housing development if you’re friends with the mayor or a city councilmember. And that’s unfair.
Key city council votes effectively take place in private because they occur late at night, after residents have gone home.