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Costlier Construction

Building in Oakland is getting a lot more expensive as developers take on higher security costs to prevent arson.

Monday’s Briefing: Federal Government Shut Down Looms; Bay Bridge Toll Plaza Reopens After Deadly DUI Crash

Plus, the city of Alameda sells two more buildings at former Naval Air Station.

Gott's Roadside Opening in Walnut Creek

Oakland's Neon Works made the restaurant's huge "EAT" sign.

Friday’s Briefing: Flynn Pleads Guilty and Is Cooperating With Mueller; Republicans Ready to Pass Big Tax Cut for Rich and Corporations

Plus, a jury acquits undocumented defendant in fatal shooting of Kate Steinle.

Fitting the Profile

An Alameda bay front manse offers more than jet-set appeal.

A Cocktail to Fall For

Gather celebrates the season with The Fallen Empire, and it’s delicious.

Thursday’s Briefing: GOP Pushes Forward With Big Tax Cuts for Rich

Plus, the GOP House proposes bill that would force California to allow people to carry concealed guns.

Wide Perspectives on Landscapes

The Bolivian Connection for Rick Tejada-Flores

An East Bay filmmaker explores, on camera, his family’s checkered past.

Hanging Out in Castro Valley

Castro Valley Boulevard is worth a visit, especially for those who want to buy Wranglers, eat empanadas, play putt-putt, and enjoy small-town charms.