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A Hotel for The Town

Retailer West Elm is teaming up with Signature Development Group to build a new Uptown hotel that celebrates Oakland’s resurgence.

Brad Johnson Turns Iconic Diesel Into East Bay Booksellers

A self-described bookstore evangelistic zealot, an Alamedan convinces booklovers to come together to re-launch an indie bookstore.

The Wrong Path?

Paideia helped turn Oakland Tech into the best public high school in the city. But some teachers and parents are worried about the future of the acclaimed humanities program.

Alameda’s Poet Laureates Are People Poetic Partners

Alameda names not one but two poet laureates, thinking two bards just may be better than one.

Teaching Environmental Literacy

California has launched a movement to help students understand climate change and human impacts on water and ecological systems.

Fairy Doors Get Political

Slogans like Black Lives Matter and Everyone Belongs here pop up on the pint-sized doors.

A History of Exclusion

How African Americans were blocked from living in most East Bay neighborhoods: an excerpt from the 2017 book "The Color of Law."

Make a Difference

Alameda Point Collaborative board member Kathryn Sáenz Duke talks about how to end homelessness and poverty.

Michael Horse the Actor and Artist Are One

Twin Peaks’ Deputy Hawk turns art into a political act with ledger art.

Progressive Politics and Housing

Alameda readers respond to Alameda as a progressive stronghold and affordable rental housing.