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Yes to Straws by Request

These Alamedans would be happy to see plastic straws go altogether.
May 14, 2018

Alameda’s Ferry Nightmare

The city wants to reduce traffic on the Island, but ferry riders say access problems at the Harbor Bay terminal is making matters worse.
April 04, 2018

Teens Think It’s Cool to Juul

But vaping high-nicotine e-cigs is also highly addictive and harmful to the developing brain.
April 02, 2018

Teens Head Off the Grid

They put down their phones and pick up backpacks.
March 26, 2018

Sound Meditation Baths Have Arrived in the East Bay

Sound practitioners believe the vibrations of metal gongs, chimes, and crystal bowls can lead to deep meditation and relaxation.
March 21, 2018

More Bay Area Residents Seek Ancestry Information

At home DNA-testing kits from AncestryDNA, 23andMe, Family Tree DNA, MyHeritage, and others look at heritage with sometimes interesting results. Careful what you ask for.
March 14, 2018

Pharmacists Aren’t Using Contraceptive Powers

A new law expands pharmacists’ abilities to include prescribing birth control methods, but few are do so, research shows. Who pays consultation fees might be the reason.
March 07, 2018

Measure A R.I.P.

Recent state laws that require cities to build more housing — along with new legislation in Sacramento — are making no-growth initiatives like Alameda’s Measure A obsolete.
March 05, 2018

Oakland Restaurateurs Are Opening in Alameda

Some of the East Bay’s most iconic restaurants are flocking to the Island for its family atmosphere and high foot traffic.
February 21, 2018

Little Tibet By the Bay

Richmond is now the hub for Tibetan Americans living in exile in the Bay Area.
December 14, 2016