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Why Oakland Police Can't Solve Crimenew

It's not just because OPD is understaffed, it's also because the department prefers to use its resources on patrolling poor neighborhoods.
East Bay Express  |  Robert Gammon  |  05-22-2015  |  Crime & Justice

It's Time to Restrict Groundwater Pumping in Californianew

Big Ag is doing irreparable harm to the state's underground water supplies — and for no good reason.
East Bay Express  |  Robert Gammon  |  04-09-2015  |  Environment

The Rise of the Corporate Democratsnew

East Bay Assembly candidate Steve Glazer is a classic pro-business politician. He also worked for a group that tried to defeat liberals and elect Republicans.
East Bay Express  |  Robert Gammon  |  04-30-2014  |  Politics

How Fracking Causes Earthquakesnew

A new study connects wastewater injection wells, which have expanded rapidly during the fracking boom, to a ten-fold increase in quakes in some parts of the nation.
East Bay Express  |  Robert Gammon  |  03-19-2014  |  Energy

Oakland A's Owners Should've Been Finednew

The Fisher family, which owns the A's and the Gap, pumped $9 million into a shadowy nonprofit that was at the center of an illegal campaign scheme.
East Bay Express  |  Robert Gammon  |  10-29-2013  |  Sports

Why Lew Wolff Should Sell the Oakland A'snew

Now that his plan to move his team to San Jose is all but dead, Wolff and his partners should sell the ballclub to investors who will keep the A's in town.
East Bay Express  |  Robert Gammon  |  10-16-2013  |  Sports

Fracking Jerry Brownnew

The governor signed a bill that likely will expand fracking in California after taking $2.5 million in contributions from oil and natural gas interests.
East Bay Express  |  Robert Gammon  |  10-02-2013  |  Energy

The End of Pastured Food?new

Under pressure from Big Ag, the Obama administration is moving forward with plans that could put key segments of the organic industry out of business.
East Bay Express  |  Robert Gammon  |  09-25-2013  |  Environment

Bushwhacking Through California Parksnew

Years of state and federal budget cuts, including federal sequestration earlier this year, have resulted in overgrown trails, dirty bathrooms, and garbage-strewn picnic areas.
East Bay Express  |  Robert Gammon  |  08-14-2013  |  Environment

Rivers in Perilnew

How Jerry Brown's plan to build two giant water tunnels, along with legislation in Congress, could ultimately spoil the last of Northern California's wild and scenic rivers.
East Bay Express  |  Robert Gammon  |  06-24-2013  |  Environment

Bad Training by OPD Led to Three Deathsnew

An arbitrator rules that poor training by the Oakland Police Department — not poor decisions by police commanders — led to the deaths of two officers and a murder suspect.
East Bay Express  |  Robert Gammon  |  05-24-2013  |  Crime & Justice

Will the San Francisco Chronicle's Paywall Work?new

Newspapers around the globe are finally starting to charge for online content that is costly to produce. But did they wait too long?
East Bay Express  |  Robert Gammon  |  04-08-2013  |  Media

How an Environmental Law Is Harming the Environmentnew

California's signature environmental law needs to be reformed because NIMBYs are using it to block smart growth.
East Bay Express  |  Robert Gammon  |  03-13-2013  |  Environment

The Good and Bad of William Brattonnew

The former police chief in New York and Los Angeles could help Oakland police, but he also brings a lot of baggage.
East Bay Express  |  Robert Gammon  |  01-10-2013  |  Crime & Justice

Why Oakland Needs a Federal Gun Control Lawnew

Assault weapons are already banned in California, but they end up killing lots of people in Oakland because of lax rules in other states.
East Bay Express  |  Robert Gammon  |  12-26-2012  |  Policy Issues

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