To mark the fire’s 30th anniversary, we produced a 30-minute podcast looking back at the historic blaze that forever changed how the East Bay looks at wildfires.
Oakland fire officials and Bay Area weather experts say getting residents to take the alerts seriously is an ongoing challenge—and has never been so important.
COVID-19 infections and hospitalizations are rising and health care workers are trying to keep up through outreach in communities like Fruitvale.
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.