The city of Oakland is advising residents to avoid contact with the water.
A federal judge maintained a temporary restraining order pausing closure plans, but said residents will need to leave eventually.
At a county auction, the same buyer purchased three abandoned lots. But it turned out two had long-standing residents.
The Caltrans announcement has residents scrambling to find alternative living arrangements. Others have vowed to stay and resist the closure.
We asked Daniel Cooper about his first impressions of Oakland and his public-health approach to a tough job.
Residents of the Wood Street homeless camp evacuated Monday morning after a large fire engulfed vehicles and a small bridge.
The $850 million housing infrastructure bond and the expansion of the “just cause” eviction policy could go on the November ballot.
The city opens cooling centers and clean air sites when certain conditions are met.
The Oakland City Council is pursuing two low-income apartment buildings after dropping plans for a market-rate tower.
Closures will include Lakeshore, El Embarcadero, and Grizzly Peak in the hills, to reduce fire hazards and improve safety.
Also: social housing on the ballot, homeless shelters, and more from the City Council meeting.
An information-packed zine is the first output from the participatory journalism project.
The controversial policy from Carroll Fife applies to all rent-controlled buildings.
BART tore down houses to build the Oakland Chinatown station in the 1960s. Some say it has a chance to help heal old wounds.
Tenants say the database would increase transparency and help people follow the law. Landlords fear a privacy violation.
Three of the city’s primary homelessness policy staffers have left this spring.
Policymakers have tried to respond to the massive increase in vehicle dwellings.
But emergency COVID-19 measures prevented a “catastrophic increase,” new data shows.
Some officials want to set up an “infrastructure financing district”—similar to the ballpark funding proposal—but to build more homes across Oakland.
Councilmember Carroll Fife wants to further limit price hikes for rent-controlled buildings.