The herds, which are managed by the city of Oakland and East Bay Regional Park District fire departments, are nearly done with their annual munch-fest, which helps clear dry grass and debris from the East Bay hills.
With a month’s notice, Walgreens said it will close its 81st Avenue pharmacy next week. Residents, city officials, and health care workers want more time to prepare the community.
COVID-19 infections are increasing in Oakland and Alameda County, including in long-term care facilities.
An explosive Fourth of July is part of Oakland’s culture. But fireworks traumatize pets and pose a major fire risk.
Groups want officials to invest $100 million of new federal pandemic relief funding into Black and brown communities.
Social distancing guidelines are out the window, but masks remain a bit of a gray area.
As demand for COVID-19 vaccines declines in Alameda County, outreach is increasingly targeting the hardest-to-reach communities.
In Oakland, Berkeley, and beyond, it’s not too soon to prepare for unhealthy air days.
County health officials reviewed COVID-19 death records and found 411 cases that were “clearly not” caused by the disease.
The state’s plan to pay people to get vaccinated is a strategy to reach community immunity more quickly.