Oakland’s Professional Polluters

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Oakland’s Professional Polluters

A pair of West Oakland businessmen have been dodging city regulators and prosecutors for years as they reap the rewards of illegal trash disposal and dumping.

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Oakland's Lost Year of Police Accountability

In 2018, The Town's new police commission stumbled badly in a power struggle with other city officials, and itself. Can it recover?

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Can Building Housing Lower Rents?

Seattle says "yes."

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The 10 Best Movies of 2018 — And More Recommendations in a Stellar Year for Film

We couldn't help but go a little overboard.

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Where's the Affordable Housing?

In 2018, Oakland continued to build lots of market-rate housing, while construction of affordable units lagged.

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The Burn

2018 was California's worst fire season, and the costs of fighting and preventing fires is only going to rise.

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A Year Of Triumph and Chaos in East Bay Sports

Another NBA championship and parade, surprise pennant race underdogs, shocking trades, feuding players, ballpark announcements, and a long-awaited lawsuit made 2018 another unforgettable sports year in the East Bay.

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The Year Homeless People Fought Back

In 2018, unsheltered people increasingly pushed back against efforts by East Bay cities to disband their camps and force them off the streets.

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The Restaurants We Welcomed and Said Goodbye to in 2018

Here are some of the most significant East Bay restaurant openings and closings of the year.

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Oakland Goes Hollywood

In 2018, Oakland showed up on big and small screens, thanks to Oakland filmmakers like Ryan Coogler and Boots Riley.

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The Year in Music: New Sounds. New Venues. New Festivals

The East Bay music scene saw plenty of action in 2018.

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Should Oakland Schools Finally Try to Integrate?

OUSD, like the city itself, is highly segregated. But unlike Berkeley, Oakland has never attempted to desegregate its public schools.

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Fruitvale: The Town's Gem

With its thriving businesses and large immigrant population, Fruitvale is uniquely Oakland: diverse, welcoming, family-oriented, community-minded — and too-often overlooked.

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New Year's Eve Guide 2018

The best places to nosh, dance, party, hear music, and watch the balloons drop this year.

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The Corrupt Oakland Official Who Wanted to be a Cannabis Kingpin

Thomas Espinosa is accused of taking bribes and extorting property owners in his job as a city building inspector. In his spare time, he was assembling a cannabis real estate empire.

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