After last month’s hit Zoom performance of ‘Lean on Me,’ the symphony was ready to play again.
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What we cover
I’m here to report on the “shakers and makers” that make the Town thrive.
Every aspect of daily life in Oakland intersects with housing, in ways visible and unseen.
Public education is facing a turning point in Oakland and across the country.
Hearing my family’s immigration stories pushed me to become a journalist.
We asked eight teenagers in Oakland and Berkeley about their relationships, and how they’ve had to change.
“We’re watching a future disparity in the making,” said one doctor pushing for more transparency.
Founding values guiding our work
11 local food and drink venues that are brand new, and 9 eateries that have shuttered permanently.
Restaurants offering pantry supplies
These innovative East Bay restaurants have started selling grocery and pantry items along with their regular food menus. Find pantry supplies near you.
Customers and local employees are begging for help. The Oaklandside investigated.
In a few weeks, the Coliseum parking lot will host a drive-in venue for COVID-safe movie showings, religious services, and more.
Black small-business owners can now apply, and the distribution of funds is set to begin next week.
$6 million will be redirected to programs that support “Black students and all students of color.”