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Sam Singer Is Oakland’s New Best Friend

The crisis communications guru loves a good fight. Fortunately for Warriors fans, his latest battle involves keeping the team from moving to San Francisco.

Vote for Nancy Skinner and Bryan Parker on June 7

Also, we support Measure AA and Proposition 50, and we oppose Richmond measures N and O.

Governor Jerry Brown Has Financial Link to Oakland Coal

​Public records show that Brown has financial ties to a company that could profit greatly from shipping coal through Oakland.

Supervisor Nate Miley Faces a Credible Candidate

Bryan Parker challenges the incumbent who is running on his track record—one Parker finds lacking.

Open Primary Season in the East Bay

The new system may hurt Skinner, Swanson, and Kinney but Welch is hopeful in the state senate district race.

Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf Is Our East Bay Person of the Year

She inspired us like no other for this inaugural achievement.

Can Fees on Market-Rate Housing Subsidize Affordability in Oakland?

Mayor Libby Schaaf’s housing task forces considers a levy on market-rate housing, but developers warn about discouraging much-needed construction.

Alameda County Unions Split on Coal Transport

While the Alameda Labor Council and International Longshore and Warehouse Union Local 10 oppose coal exports in Oakland for environmental reasons, Teamsters Joint Council 7 says bring on the coal.

Bryan Parker Is Back in the Game

The former Oakland mayoral candidate rallies the community to help the Castlemont High School Football team, and it’s working.

Loving the Laurel District

Dine at the Sequoia Diner and snack on Peter’s Kettle Corn; shop locally at Beast Oakland or browse Vista Madera’s horsey shelves; and explore the Laurel Art Garden or take a class at The Taoist Center.