A mudslide last week in the Claremont Hills on the Berkeley-Oakland border is the second collapse in the area since 2006. Who’s responsible for shoring up the hill?
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Hills and flatlands: 2022’s Oakland mayoral election revealed a familiar old divide
Election maps show hills residents, who tend to be more affluent and white, supported Loren Taylor, while Sheng Thao drew support from the more diverse and lower-income flatlands.
‘It’s been harder to stay the course’: Oakland, Berkeley residents grapple with COVID burnout
We spoke with a labor nurse, fire captain, restaurant owner and others to see how their feelings have evolved about the pandemic.
Here’s what you should know about the COVID surge in Oakland, Berkeley
Case rates are “plateauing at a high rate,” fueled by the BA.5 variant.
Ukrainian diaspora in Bay Area watches in horror as Russia invades Ukraine
Oakland and Berkeley residents with family in Ukraine fear for their loved ones’ safety.
Omicron is surging in the Bay Area. Experts say Oakland has the tools to stay safe
Doctors say Bay Area cases are rising quickly due to the omicron and delta variants, but this time, residents have added protection from vaccines and boosters, masks and social distancing.
Oakland documentary sheds light on the role of race in sex trafficking
In “Still I Rise,” three women take a deep look at the root causes of child exploitation.
We need to talk about Gerald
Noble bird or nuisance? Gerald the rose garden turkey inspired a debate among Oaklanders about the place of nature in our city.
A new film celebrates Lake Merritt’s 150th anniversary as the nation’s first wildlife refuge
A virtual celebration October 23 will feature guest speakers and a discussion about the ‘challenges of conservation, environmentalism, and racial justice.’
Oakland’s cannabis equity program got a $6.5 million boost. But where is the money going?
Grants of up to $33k and two new shared manufacturing kitchens will help, but equity advocates say there’s more to be done.
What’s lurking beneath Lake Merritt? More than you think
Citizen scientists are documenting the strange creatures living in the lake, and helping us understand how to rewild it.
Oakland’s equity cannabis dispensaries are reeling from COVID and burglaries
Black and brown dispensary owners say they’re working together to pick up the pieces.