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Our Backyard: It’s Past Time for Censure

The $4.3 million judgments against the city of Oakland and Desley Brooks were the last straw.

Our Backyard: Alameda's Big Mistake

The Alameda council turned down an offer for a free 8.5-acre waterfront park.

Sample Oakland-made Absinthe at Cask

Oakland's J. Absinthia Vermut began bootlegging the wormwoody spirit in 1997.

Break Out the Hula Skirts

Alameda’s Gold Coast features a mid-century home with a Mediterranean soul. It’s also a great place to hold a party.

Wednesday’s Briefing: State Bill to Overturn Part of Trump Tax Plan Wins OK; California May Create Public Bank for Pot Businesses

Plus, the cost to retrofit closed Alameda school is $34 million.

Liv and Ingmar

Middle East Dispute Comes to Alameda

Controversy erupts over a proposal for Alameda to create a sister-city relationship with a small Palestinian village.

What Ever Happened to the Rotary Nature Center?

The storied center of Lake Merritt’s wildlife refuge closed for refurbishing last year. And it remains shuttered, raising doubts about its future.

Tuesday’s Briefing: Berkeley Council May Cut Weed Tax; Little-Known East Bay Assembly Candidate Raises a Whopping $500K

Plus, drought concerns deepen as dry weather continues.

The Kilduff File: The Czar of Noir

Eddie Muller talks bad guys, suits, hats, and cocktails.