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A Hound for Weed

Dr. Mike Lynn has co-created a breathalyzer-type device that he says measures whether people are too stoned to drive.
March 15, 2017

LaunderBot Re-Launch Successful

Founder and MamaBot Susan Becker reports the second go for her wash-and-fold laundry business is going gangbusters.
January 17, 2017

Back to Square One

What should go into the former Wells Fargo/Capone’s Speakeasy building on Park Street?
October 19, 2016

It’s All About Rising Rents and Evictions

The plight of Alameda renters likely will dominate this year’s City Hall races.
June 13, 2016

A Trio of Rent Ballot Measures Surface in Alameda

The Alameda Renters Coalition, Alameda Councilmember Tony Daysog, and landlords Farhad Matin and Marilyn Schumacher gather signatures for competing ballot measures regulating housing.
May 01, 2016

App-solutely

Alamedans describe their favorite apps.
April 13, 2016

The Pros and Cons of Going Mobile

Chefs and restaurateurs weigh in on how food trucks stack up against bricks and mortar.
March 27, 2016

Can We Solve the Housing Crisis?

Oakland’s core is on the verge of a makeover, heightening fears about rising housing costs and gentrification in a city celebrated for its racial and ethnic diversity. Where will the new workers live in an area so short on housing?
March 08, 2016

Has Measure A Outlived Its Usefulness?

Created to preserve the small-town patina of a city, Measure A put an end to multifamily housing. City leaders have found a way around the archaic restriction, but reforming the impetus for the housing crises doesn’t look imminent.
March 08, 2016

Tipping’s Days May Be Numbered

Oakland’s minimum wage hike prompted more area restaurants to eliminate tipping. Is this the beginning of the end?
March 04, 2016