Nobody was injured but five people were displaced, said the Oakland Fire Department.
Daniel Cooper will be the third person to lead the city’s overall response to the homelessness crisis.
The transitional housing program has been unusually successful, but the city is struggling to find funding to keep it open.
Wood burning is outlawed on Spare the Air days, but data shows that enforcement is rare.
Mayor Libby Schaaf is backing a proposal to overhaul mental health care in California, but some call it coercion.
The pandemic likely worsened the homelessness crisis, but a crucial population count was delayed until now.
The City Council voted to seek proposals for a 600-unit project at the Police Administration Building site downtown.
Alejandra and Sergio Ruiz grew up on the same East Oakland block. Now they’re married with kids and still living in their old neighborhood, in a tent at the moment.
A new interactive map lets the public weigh in on the city’s next big housing plan.
Oakland’s Landmarks Board asked for a deeper historical analysis of the site.