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Beat Cops of the Bay

How the nonprofit group Baykeeper monitors polluters in Bay Area waters.

 

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More Questions Than Answers in Richmond Police Shooting

Official account by police chief is at odds with account provided by witnesses and official sources.

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Swalwell Maintains Trump Colluded With Russia; 'Sue me,' He Tells President

Plus Effort to Reign In Hayward Council is Defeated.

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Feds Cut Funding for Urban Shield After Supervisors Implement Reforms

Plus, more staff changes in Alameda, and staff cuts announced at Oakland schools.

NEWS

Foes of Richmond Coal Back For Another Try

After withdrawal of a 2018 proposal to regulate the dirty fuel, city councilmember proposes an eventual export ban.

FEATURE

Who is Eric Swalwell Anyway? (And Why Does He Think He Can Be President?)

The East Bay congressman's history demonstrates shrewd political skills and an instinct for finding the center. Is that enough?

SEVEN DAYS

Oakland Councilmember’s Son Fatally Shot in Los Angeles

Lynette McElhaney had previously lost another family member to gun violence.

NEWS

Housing Crisis Averted in San Leandro?

The city's rent review board has nothing to do.

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Obstructionists, Shredders, and Censors

The Foilies 2019: Recognizing the year's worst in government transparency

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Escape Rooms are the Next Frontier of Gaming

They blur the lines between pop, tech and nerd culture, and they're booming.

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Future of Urban Shield Remains Uncertain

Funding for the annual emergency training event for law enforcement is up in the air.

NEWS

Berkeley Pledges Support and Funding for Worker Co-ops

City council unanimously supports plan to develop the country's most comprehensive co-op support program

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Why I Introduced The Marijuana Justice Act

We have never been closer to ending federal prohibition on cannabis.

FEATURE

Oakland Schools Go Back to the Future With Vo-Tech

Oakland has revitalized its vocational tech programs, recognizing that the "college-for-all" craze failed to train youth for well-paying, skilled-trades jobs.

NEWS

Arreguin Sees the Light on the Density

Berkeley mayor acknowledges a change of heart regarding the need for cities to build more housing

SEVEN DAYS

A Tale of Two Police Responses

Depressed man with razor blade shot to death by Hayward police was talked down and disarmed during similar incident in Oakland

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Oakland’s New Good Neighbor — Blue Shield of California

When Blue Shield of California moves its headquarters and 1,200 of its employees to Oakland in late 2019, the company already will have made a positive mark on the community.

FEATURE

Should We Break Up PG&E?

Or should we turn the scofflaw company into a public agency?

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Barbara Lee Endorses Kamala Harris for President; Progressive Heads Explode

Plus hirings in Alameda and at Oakland A's and victories for Ro Khanna and the memory of Oscar Grant.

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Richard Valle's Dual Allegiances

Elected supervisor from southern Alameda County also lobbies for recycling firm.

THE OAKLAND ZONE

Soccer Roots Grow Deeper in The Town

The Oakland Roots has signed its first player — Oakland native Devante Dubose. The acquisition is one more sign that pro soccer is returning to The Town.

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