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With Visibility Comes Competition

Eric Swalwell attracts attention in his bid for reelection. Otherwise, it's a slow year for federal and state officeholders in the East Bay.

 

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March Ballot Measures Primarily Intended to Benefit Children in East Bay

Tax measures on ballot eye funding for schools and school construction and health care for low-income families.

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Why the Race to Represent Eastern Alameda County is the Most Important Local Election

It's a dead heat in the contest to replace Supervisor Scott Haggerty.

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How Does California's Cannabis Market Compare?

Comparing states is a dicey proposition, but some broad observations are possible

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Minimum Wage in Hayward to Rise to $15 in July

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Carbon-Free Power at No Charge. What Could Possibly Go Wrong?

PG&E offers East Bay Community Energy a long-term supply of free electricity with a catch: it's nuclear.

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Berkeley OKs Cannabis Vape Lounges

But thanks to the city's famously red tape, it will probably be at least a year before you can smoke or vape on site.

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Anger at OUSD

The school district says Oakland has far too many schools for a city of its size. But efforts to redirect some resources into other priorities are drawing fire.

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Skinner Would Support Pause on New Housing in Fire-Prone Areas

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Letters Dec. 18 - Jan. 22

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Why Pete Stark Mattered

In his 40 years as an East Bay congressman, he reformed health care and helped shape the modern progressive movement.

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Another Cannabis Company Teeters on the Edge

MedMed's CEO tried to give assurances last week. It didn't go so well.

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Kalb Wants City to Fund More Police Academies

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A Bay Area native reflects on her changing home.

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Berkeley Greenlights BART Housing in Principle, But the Devil Is In the Details.

Some observers are prioritizing maximum housing density, but other residents near the Ashby station are pushing for 100 percent affordability.

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MegaBots Liquidates its Assets, Sells Giant Robot on eBay

Company that tried to establish a giant robot fighting league concedes that its business model was flawed.

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What Should the Pot Industry Look Like?

Why didn't we just legalize it, and leave it alone?

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