Oakland's Exclusive Deal to Sell City-Owned Land to Charter School Draws Opposition

Criticized for 'backroom dealing,' the city council continues to pursue exclusive, no-bid deals to offload public property.


Alameda County Probation Shared Information with ICE

Throughout 2017, probation officers and ICE agents traded information, including people's home addresses, photographs, and citizenship status.


Oakland's Sewer Problems Still Stink

The public works department has failed to address larger problems with its sewers. And raw sewage continues to flow into waterways.


Black and Female Recruits Missing from Latest Oakland Police Academy

Despite calls to diversify its police force, Oakland struggles to recruit women and Black officers.


Will 2018 Be the Year of the Landlord in Alameda?

There’s an increasing concern among Alameda tenants that they may lose their fight for rent control and just cause evictions on the Island.


A New Nonprofit Matches Homeless College Students With Hosts

Homeless to Homecoming is run by a middle school teacher who said her life changed when she hosted a homeless student in her home.


Andre Ward’s Journey Continues

The Oakland boxer was one of the best ever. Now, he’s making a documentary about how he reached the top.


Alameda Council Asks DA to Probe Secret Recording

Two other Alamedans, including Assemblymember Rob Bonta, say they believe embattled City Manager Jill Keimach secretly taped them, too.


Neighbor Sues Owner of Demolished Arts Space, Alleging Toxic Runoff

Developer Danny Haber's project to rebuild a red-tagged live-work warehouse has been stalled by environmental review and could be delayed further.


StudioToBe Is Everything but a Traditional Media Company

The new Oakland company will incorporate a co-working space, bar, and restaurant in the name of engagement.


No Accountability for Interchange Counseling Institute Founder Steve Bearman

Before Bearman was sued by six women for alleged sexual assault, a state licensing board failed to investigate reports of his misconduct.


Alameda’s Ferry Nightmare

The city wants to reduce traffic on the Island, but ferry riders say access problems at the Harbor Bay terminal is making matters worse.


Teens Think It’s Cool to Juul

But vaping high-nicotine e-cigs is also highly addictive and harmful to the developing brain.


Is Alameda County's Sheriff Reaching Too Far?

The sheriff's growing role in health care, arts, recreation, and economic development is drawing opposition.


Oakland Tenants Take Direct Action to Fight Large Rent Hikes

Activists are also garnering support for a statewide ballot initiative to repeal Costa Hawkins.


Trump Has a Friend in California Law Enforcement

Police and sheriffs' officials and district attorneys have bucked state voters and lawmakers and have aligned themselves with the president and Attorney General Jeff Sessions.


When Police Take Kids' Bikes

A group of East Oakland youth in the Scraper Bike Team say San Leandro police keeping confiscating their bicycles — sometimes at gunpoint.


A High-Flying Dance Company Gives Back

Bandaloop has performed across the world and with A-list celebrities, but still prioritizes its Oakland roots.


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