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Larry Reid is Retiring From the Oakland City Council

Oakland Councilmember Larry Reid has flirted with retirement many times before. But this time...

Local Mayors Back Movement for Customer-Owned PG&E

A group of 22 California mayors and five county supervisors representing more than 5...

Alameda County Prosecutors Unionize, Hint at Fears of O’Malley’s...

Some believe change at the helm of the Alameda County District Attorney's office could...

Miley Says No ‘Cherry-Picking’ of Cherryland

Alameda County Supervisor Nate Miley told a neighborhood group in Cherryland earlier this month...

Alameda Teachers’ New Contract Includes Incentive for Passing Tax

The Alameda Unified School District and the Alameda teachers union agreed to a new...

Newsom Signs Two Bills That Move Along Ballpark Proposal

Amid new threats the Oakland Athletics could move to Las Vegas if a lawsuit...

Hayward is Eyeing Unincorporated Cherryland for Annexation

Hayward is in the early stages of a proposal to begin looking at the...

Oakland’s Vacant Lot Tax Sowing Confusion

A lack of affordable housing and the appearance of unused properties and storefronts led...

East Bay Kaiser Permanente Employees Set a Strike Date

Kaiser Permanente workers, including 4,900 in Alameda County, have set a strike date: Oct....

‘Fair Pay for Fair Play’ Bill Heads to Governor’s...

East Bay state Sen. Nancy Skinner's game-changing legislation that would potentially allow student athletes...

Alameda Adds Just-Cause Protections for Section 8 Renters

A loophole in Alameda's recently enacted just-cause ordinance was closed Tuesday night after the...

Kaplan Calls for Audit of Schaaf’s Education Initiative

Oakland City Council President Rebecca Kaplan wants the city auditor to look into allegations...

Effort to Make it Easier to Pass Local Tax...

Oakland’s Planning Commission approved new housing. Credits: Rendering courtesy of Panoramic Interests A proposed state constitutional...

Alameda Councilmember Withdraws Claim for Reimbursal of Legal Expenses

When Alameda's former city manager alleged two years ago that Councilmember Jim Oddie threatened...
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