Bay shoreline and delta parks have reopened, but some East Bay Regional Parks remain off limits to the public.
Author Archives: Azucena Rasilla
Azucena Rasilla is a bilingual journalist from East Oakland reporting in Spanish and in English, and a longtime reporter on Oakland arts, culture and community. As an independent local journalist, she has reported for KQED Arts, The Bold Italic, Zora and The San Francisco Chronicle. She was a writer and social media editor for the East Bay Express, helping readers navigate Oakland’s rich artistic and creative landscapes through a wide range of innovative digital approaches.
Oakland Zoo doesn’t know when it will reopen after severe storm damage
The damage first caused by a torrential downpour on Dec. 31 can’t be assessed until it stops raining.
How to prepare for this week’s atmospheric river storm
Here’s a list of resources for Oakland residents.
In 2022, Oakland events and social gatherings made a cautious return
Oaklandside arts & community reporter Azucena Rasilla reflects on a year that saw the city begin to reemerge from the pandemic.
This week in Oakland: outdoor activities from now till the end of the year
Holiday magic at Picardy Drive, hike your way through the redwoods, and more.
A winter COVID surge is on the horizon for Oakland
We spoke to Alameda County Public Health Department’s Dr. Joanna Locke about testing, masking, and other advice for a safe holiday gathering.
This week in Oakland: ‘The Nutcracker’ both classic and reimagined, and Panther Skate Plaza’s 1-year anniversary
Other events include Rock the Ridge at McNally’s Irish Bar, and the women’s vocal ensemble Kitka at St. Paul’s Church.
Teatro Jornalero sueña con presentarse en mas lugares
Los jornaleros detrás de la compañía de teatro de Oakland están buscando el apoyo de la comunidad para expandir sus esfuerzos.
Teatro Jornalero aims to bring its immigrant stories to a larger audience
The day laborers behind the Oakland theater troupe are looking for community support to expand their reach.
This week in Oakland: The symphony plays Earth, Wind & Fire, a chef’s book party at Bombera, and selfies with Santa at Jack London
Other events include a virtual Q&A about navigating OUSD schools, and a mental health pop-up at Oakland’s Own clothing store.
‘It’s on all of us to preserve history’: Oakland historians are documenting The Town
Gene Anderson and Dorothy Londagin aren’t relying solely on social media to keep information available to the public.
This week in Oakland: La Misa Negra at New Parish, The Cockettes at Piano Fight, and the final First Friday of 2022
Other events include a virtual Lake Merritt bird walk, and a fathers’ reading circle at the 81st Avenue library.
This week in Oakland: 90s and 2000s jam at Starline, jazz at Piedmont Piano Company, and metal at Elbo Room
Other events include a Lake Merritt clean-up with the Trash Falcons and drink-and-draw with Oakland Art Library at Crooked City Cider.
Culture Makers: What would it take for Oakland to become a filmmaking hub?
We’ll be joined on Dec. 15 by award winning filmmakers Benjamin Mulholland, Laura Wagner, and Peter Nicks. Plus musical guest Satya.
‘Trash Falcons’ have cleaned up over 11 tons of garbage in Oakland
The neighborhood trash clean-up group hopes to inspire other Oakland residents to do the same
This week in Oakland: Tree planting on Bancroft Ave., Temescal Roots community event, and Pardee House Museum tours
Other events include a virtual rally to support the WNBA coming to Oakland, and a virtual tour and talk about the East Bay’s historic ‘tank houses.’
Oakland City Council races: Janani Ramachandran declares victory in District 4
Nikki Fortunato Bas and Kevin Jenkins maintain comfortable leads in districts 2 and 6, respectively.
Who’s leading the Oakland City Council races?
Three candidates have established large leads, but a majority of ballots remain to be counted.
This week in Oakland: ‘Black Panther: Wakanda Forever’ movie premiere and Moxy Hotel theme party
Other events include The Kon-Tiki’s 5th anniversary, Native Comedy Night at Mills/Northeastern, and a Selena tribute at CryBaby.
This week in Oakland: Day of the Dead at EastSide Arts Alliance and ‘Whiplash’ at OSA
Other events include a book launch for ‘It Takes A Village: Tiny Houses, Big Voices,’ a park renaming to honor Wilma Chan, and new game night at The New Parkway.