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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 former chief says he feels “vindicated,” and the Police Commission may seek to reappoint him. Mayor Sheng Thao says she’s sticking to her decision to fire Armstrong.
An understaffed department missed out on potentially millions in state funds, raising questions about the city’s strategy for securing outside dollars.
City Auditor Courtney Ruby is leaving her job after 13 years. She says the city has changed in important ways.
The City Council’s Public Safety Committee approved an additional $3.3 million to pay for the department’s contracts with community-based organizations.
Fans of the Vietnamese restaurant quickly took to social media to lament the loss and tout their favorite dishes including garlic noodles and spicy wings.
Oakland’s dangerous roadways
An investigative series looking into traffic and pedestrian safety in our city. Read more.
In recent weeks, safety concerns have forced OUSD schools to cancel instruction. Community members are pushing district officials to take action.
The Oakland Literacy Coalition is looking to support community groups serving preschool to high school-aged children.
Launched in 2019, the Eat.Learn.Play Foundation has refurbished half a dozen Oakland schoolyards this year.
Other events include: an ‘Animal Style’ exhibit at Creative Growth, Andrew Alden and Jenny Odell at Oakland Public Library, and house music at CryBaby.
After Canamore passed away in August, his beloved dogs were taken to Oakland Animal Services. The shelter is desperate to find them a new home.
The federal grant will allow the city and local nonprofits to green neighborhoods, clean air, combat heat, and build community.
Smoke from wildfires in Oregon and far North California brought the smell of smoke to the East Bay Tuesday, with AQI readings topping 150, a level unhealthy for the general public.
How do wildfires affect air pollution? How bad is smoke for my health? How do I track air quality and protect myself from smoke?
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