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Alameda Loses Two Court Battles Involving Waterfront Housing Project

Plus, a judge threw out the city’s developer impact fee, ruling that it violates state law. The decision could cost the city $35 million and threatens to delay the opening of Jean Sweeney Park.

Updated: Final 2016 Election Results

Results from local contests that we’ve been following.

Living Small

Oakland’s first micro apartments are coming to the Nook on Valdez.

Is the Drought Really Over?

For urban water users and agriculture, the answer is yes. But not for fish.

The Original Power Couple

After serving for four-plus decades in public office, Tom Bates and Loni Hancock are retiring in December. What a long, strange trip it’s been.

Our Backyard: The Mayor vs. Police

Can Trish Spencer remain unbiased about Alameda police when her husband claims the department illegally targeted him?

A Costly Fight Over Housing

Alameda could lose tens of millions of dollars in a legal battle with a developer that wants to build 182 units of housing along the estuary.

Cristin Shea Makes Mosely’s Cafe for Regulars

The dockside coffee, breakfast, and lunch spots offers optimal Grand Marina and maritime viewing at a spot locals like.

A Park Grows in Alameda

Development is imminent for the new 22-acre Jean Sweeney Open Space Park.

Will Nancy O'Malley Be California’s Next Top Prosecutor?

Alameda County's district attorney is on the shortlist to become the next state attorney general. She’s recognized nationally for combating sex trafficking, but is that enough?