Metro Desk

Changes at El Cerrito Plaza mirror changes in the city's Main Street image.

One Fire Station to Go;Street Spirit’s off the Street;...

Top-level confusion encountered at Berkeley City Hall

On the Green Beat

The fight over the pines of El Cerrito.

Stay in Beautiful Point Molate; Brown Nixes Utility Tax...

Mayor Brown to Oakland conventioneers: "You'll have to go eat in the City."

The Sparring Match Heats Up Over the East Bay’s...

"The dog people want dogs, the soccer people want kids, and the bird people want birds -- that's the holy trinity of Eastshore State Park."

Bitter Harvest: California’s Prison Boom Produces a Bumper Crop...

"It's a simple exercise in arithmetic. You put six times as many people in prison and six times as many come out."

What a Wonderful Ward’s

Demise of department store heralds the end of an era

Emery Schools Turn Down Gift from City Hall; Oakland...

Will June Jordan run for state Assembly?

Metrodesk: Oakland

Do you speak Oakland? Soon everyone can.

Rent Squeeze in San Leandro

Furious tenants flood councilmembers with calls, but rent control looks unlikely.

Prince Hall Masons Seek Second Chance at Housing Project

Berkeley's already spent more than a half-million dollars for an empty lot. Will it work this time around?

North Berkeley Synagogue Plan Takes a Big Step Forward;...

So, is there going to be a casino on the former Oakland Army Base or isn't there?

A New Charter School Teaches Kids in Class and...

Nonprofit group hopes innovative program will teach young children sommunity values

“E” Meets “P”: The Question of Parking in Downtown...

Merchants and arts organizations fear that parking problems may choke the city's reviving downtown area; enviros are unmoved
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