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Our Backyard: Stubborn to a Fault

Alameda’s refusal to settle lawsuits with a housing developer could cost the city nearly $30 million.

Our Backyard: Missing in Action

Trump has threatened Oakland and California, but both have been slow to fight back.

Whose Trails?

Mountain bikers dream of one day riding throughout the hills on East Bay MUD land. But hikers, equestrians, and plant lovers want to stop the cyclists in their tracks.

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.

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.

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.

Taking Responsibility

Richmond progressives won decisively in the November election. Now comes the hard part.

Lives of the East Bay 2016

We say goodbye to people of remarkable talents whose deaths leave us contemplative and saddened. Their legacies live on through their amazing art and the good works they set in motion.

It Was Grand

Oakland's Grand Bakery, the East Bay’s only kosher bakery, is closing on Dec. 23.

Our Backyard: If for Sports, Then Why Not for Artists and Musicians?

Oakland recently devised an innovative way to fund $200 million in public infrastructure for a new Raiders’ stadium. The city needs to be at least that creative for artists and musicians.