Sunday’s downtown parade and rally honored the Oakland Tech girls and Oakland High School boys basketball teams, which took home state titles last month.
Photos: Oakland mourns Turkey-Syria earthquake victims
The Tuesday evening gathering at Lake Merritt was organized by two mental health professionals to promote collective healing.
Photos: A new annual block party kicks off in deep East Oakland
The first-ever East Oakland Futures Fest took place over Juneteenth weekend, a celebration of culture and neighborhood featuring scraper bikes, food vendors, art, and live music performances.
Photos: Inside the community school started by families protesting the closure of Parker elementary
We visited the campus on the last official day of instruction, and on the first day of the volunteer-led school.
Photos: Positivity on display at Oakland’s Black Joy Parade
Thousands gathered downtown on Sunday for a celebration of Pan-African culture.
The photographers behind Oaklandside and Berkeleyside stories
Staff photographers Amir Aziz and Ximena Natera discuss their craft and important images of the past year, with CatchLight’s Mabel Jimenez
Oakland Technical High School honors its inaugural Hall of Fame class
Marshawn Lynch, Dr. Alexis Gray-Lawson, Rickey Henderson, Josh Johnson among honorees.
Photos: Native cultures, resilience, and resistance at the Mills College Pow Wow
The event returned to East Oakland after a year off due to the pandemic, joined by the Indigenous Red Market.
Photos: The Oakland Roots kick off a new season
The soccer team played its first home game of the 2022 season at Laney College on Saturday. Pre-game festivities included a performance by hip-hop collective Grand Nationxl.
Photos: Oakland pride on display at ‘510 Day’
The annual celebration of Town community, culture, and resilience at Lake Merritt included a car caravan this year.
Watch a 100-year-old Oakland building get moved
See videos and photos of the 100-year-old clubhouse getting wheeled across an Oakland hills development site.
Photos: ‘Stephen Curry: Underrated’ Oakland premiere kicks off SFFILM Festival
Filmmakers Ryan Coogler and Peter Nicks, and Mayor Sheng Thao walked the red carpet.
Pictures of the year: Images from Oakland in 2021
Our photojournalist Amir Aziz selected his favorite photos that captured the spirit of Oakland this year.
Photos: Rally and vigil follows Juneteenth shooting at Lake Merritt
Councilmembers Nikki Fortunato Bas and Carroll Fife rallied hundreds Tuesday evening to support their vision for public safety in Oakland.
Oakland Tech students hold walkout to honor Tyre Nichols
Two high school seniors said they organized the event for students to express their anger and sadness.
A Sri Lankan chef says goodbye to her longtime Oakland cafe
Chef Anula Edirisinghe said she’s closing her downtown Oakland restaurant due to rising rent and slow foot traffic in downtown.
The Black Cultural Zone envisions a thriving East Oakland
We spoke to two of the organization’s leaders about their plans to revitalize Black neighborhoods in deep East Oakland.
Meet the man opening up Chapel of the Chimes to the community
Ed Brail started as a crime scene technician on Chicago’s mean streets and became a trusted servant of families in grieving.
Oakland Tech girls win third consecutive basketball state championship
Now in CIF Division I, the Bulldogs have become a dynasty team.
Oakland High School boys win first basketball state championship
Capping a turnaround season, the CIF Division III title brings long-sought recognition to the Wildcats’ program.