New estimates say it would cost a staggering $4.5 billion to house all homeless residents, but some officials say the city could be more creative.
The order is a blow to landlords who sued Oakland and Alameda County this year, but the case is not over.
Community groups are pressing the city to clean up a blighted intersection, but their demands raise questions about the fate of homeless camps there.
Oakland officials say the tool is needed to protect workers from harassment, but some say it would criminalize unhoused people and supporters.
Nikki Fortunato Bas and Kevin Jenkins maintain comfortable leads in districts 2 and 6, respectively.
Three candidates have established large leads, but a majority of ballots remain to be counted.
A surprise announcement from the governor puts a hold on a $1 billion statewide grant, including $24 million for Oakland shelters.
The City Council voted to explore an “enhanced infrastructure financing district,” or EIFD, but it’s just the first step.
The Accessory Dwelling Unit Loan Program is accepting applications from East Oakland and West Oakland homeowners.
“We R Here” started as an experiment and ended as a revealing 55-minute portrait.
A Kanye comment lands a candidate in hot water. Astonishing spending from unions and coal terminal developers. And more twists and turns.
Here’s what you need to know about Oakland measures Q, U, and V.
The volunteer-run collective is scrambling to raise $900,000 by December to hang onto the grassroots venue and meeting site.
And at another tense meeting, the City Council voted to pursue new shelter sites for affected residents, but most are far-off prospects.
The next mayor faces a crisis of thousands of people living without permanent housing and a mandate to build thousands of new apartments.
These residents long to follow in their parents’ and grandparents’ footsteps, but are priced out of homeownership in the neighborhoods where they were raised.
Councilmember Carroll Fife called the need for space to house Wood Street residents “an emergency.” City staff say there are legal and environmental issues with her request.
A federal judge is expected to issue a decision soon about the legality of pandemic eviction bans meant to prevent homelessness.
Nikki Fortunato Bas and Harold Lowe share their approaches to public safety, housing, and business in Chinatown, San Antonio, and Grand Lake.
Despite spending $69 million over three years, the city failed to sufficiently track contractors’ work, an audit found.