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.
Half a million shots later, East Oakland’s mass vaccination site has closed and the county is focusing on small “radically convenient” pop-up clinics.
Community groups are trying to patch holes in the state’s zip code based system for prioritizing vaccine access.
The FDA has given Pfizer emergency authorization so preteens can get vaccinated against COVID-19.
Getting COVID-19 vaccine shots in arms will now mostly fall to community-based groups.
Officials say the Johnson & Johnson vaccine is safe but rebuilding confidence requires time and education.
More than 68% of county residents have been vaccinated and appointments are much easier to make.
In February, The Oaklandside launched a vaccine information equity campaign. Here’s what we’ve done so far.
From outdoor dining to visiting loved ones, we heard from experts and Oaklanders about how people should navigate their newfound immunity.
With all adults now eligible, community clinics are helping make vaccine distribution more equitable, but supply problems could crop up again.
How to sign up to get notified when it’s your turn, who’s next in line, and more answers to your questions about getting the COVID-19 vaccine.
We hosted a live conversation with Kaiser’s Dr. Rita Ng to answer common questions about vaccines in Oakland and Alameda County.
Governor Newsom explained how California could say goodbye to colored tiers, and changes to the Coliseum’s mass vaccination operation.
There are hints that a local entity may take over from a federal agency, but nothing concrete.