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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?

From Ban to Butt

After local and state governments banned indoor smoking two decades ago, the Bay Area’s waterways became choked with cigarette butts.

Little Miss Sunshine

Alameda Mayor Trish Spencer recently advised members of a public panel on how to circumvent state and city public records laws.