City Audit Yells Fire in Crowded Berkeley


City Audit Yells Fire in Crowded Berkeley

Inquiry convened in response to Ghost Ship fire reveals that Berkeley Fire Department is not living up to its inspection guidelines.


Jail Medical Staff Facing Cuts With Closure of Glenn Dyer Jail

The private medical provider in Santa Rita Jail is reducing its staff despite serious concerns about the quality of its care.


The Warriors Attempt to Reverse Their Legal Losing Streak

Team appeals court decision requiring it to pay Oracle Arena's remaining debt. If the Dubs owners win this one, taxpayers could be stuck with the $40 million bill.


Oakland's Budget Battle Heats Up

The city's current budget season has become a veritable kabuki of familiar players and conflicts.


Berkeley and the Road Not Taken

In contrast with its 2010 attitude toward transit improvements on Telegraph Avenue, the city now seems to see bike and bus lanes as the future of a denser San Pablo Avenue.


Alameda's Radical Plan to Resist Climate Change

The small town has big ideas for how to reduce its carbon footprint.


Digging Dirt to Dial For Dollars?

Republican operative seek dirt on East Bay's Afghan-American congressional candidate.


Using Environmental Regulations to Hold Up Housing

A union coalition opposes affordable housing on environmental grounds. Is this enlightened activism, or hard-ball labor negotiating?


Residents Take the Reins on Air Quality

State's air pollution measure moves forward in Richmond.


Staffing Versus Services in Oakland

The City of Oakland is seriously understaffed in a variety of departments. But will employees' desire for pay hikes limit the city's ability to staff up?


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