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Affordable HOusing guide
Lists and resources that explain low-income housing requirements and walk you through how to apply for affordable housing in Oakland.
We often hear from residents eager to find an inexpensive, safe place to live in the East Bay. We published a resource guide to help.
The mayor said she won’t re-hire the fired police chief, and the commission’s leadership is unlikely to get a chance to vote for him.
The commissioners say they’re concerned about the chief selection process and don’t feel safe. The board’s leaders say the three are obstructing the commission’s work at a crucial time.
In its first full session since July, the council discussed 911, security cameras, walking officers, and more. But nothing will happen quickly.
The storied civil rights group’s local chapter is calling for more police and opposing progressive leaders. Some say this is out of step with the organization’s purpose.
If you had seen me in the 20-person lineup at Temescal Brewing’s Masskrugstemmen competition, you would’ve thought I had no chance. How wrong you would’ve been.
Oakland’s dangerous roadways
An investigative series looking into traffic and pedestrian safety in our city. Read more.
The OUSD board unanimously approved an agreement allowing Cox Academy to use the state funds. Also, a new report describes serious problems at American Indian Public Charter School.
Diversity groups in Oakland schools provide space for difficult conversations about race, power, and privilege
Backlash to a playdate for students of color at Chabot Elementary highlights the importance of equity initiatives at OUSD, parents said.
Oakland Unified counted 1,780 unhoused students in 2023. We break down several factors responsible for the increase.
For years, locals have delighted in spotting ‘albino’ raccoons around the lake. This year, one mother is raising three leucistic kits.
In backyards and along sidewalk strips locals are tending plants that boost ecosystems, save water, and green communities.
Hundreds of SEIU members at the Oakland clinic were prepared to strike if an agreement wasn’t reached. The news comes as health care workers across the Bay Area are demanding better pay.
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