poverty

Governor Jerry Brown has signed a bill to increase California’s minimum wage from $8 an hour to $10 by 2016. But will people earning that wage be able to afford living in Alameda?

The Brookings Institution has released a new book that shows poverty in America's suburbs is rising faster than in its cities. According to the book, poverty in the suburbs surrounding the county's major metros has risen twice as fast over the past decade than it has in the cities themselves. Here's a glimpse of how many Alamedans have lived in poverty over the past several decades.