Alameda County Coroner
The Times visits the Alameda
County Coroner's Bureau in Oakland to report on homicide and the agency's role in the community.
Property Records Search
The Times explores Alameda County public records to tell the history of three buildings in Berkeley and Oakland.
San Quentin State Prison
Times commentators assess the death penalty and conditions behind bars during a visit to San Quentin State Prison.
What's life like on the overnight shift with Richmond and Oakland police? Times staffers go along for the ride.
Coach Bill Callahan's weekly press conference at Oakland Raider headquarters in Alameda.
Roaming the Avenue
Strippers, Jazz and Hotsy Totsy Swing: Oldtimers recall San Pablo Avenue's risque World War II era and its role in U.S. interstate highway history.
PLUS: Rosie the Riveter's Wild Side, the region's Oldest Living Bartender, and other Avenue profiles.
About This Site
San Pablo Avenue is one of the region's most historic and vital passages, tracing its roots to the earliest days of settlement in the East Bay. Its storied past as a final leg of the famed Lincoln Highway -- America's first transcontinental highway connecting New York City and San Francisco in 1913, later designated U.S. Route 40 in 1928 -- is reflected in these original route signs.