Masks will be again be required indoors in Oakland and across the Bay Area starting at 12:01 a.m. Tuesday morning.
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.
Seven teams of Oakland high schoolers participated in a cooking competition to create a new dish to add to the school lunch menu.
About 1,500 acres of trees in the the East Bay Regional Park District have been affected by a new die-off pattern that’s seen as dangerous during fire season.
The mask recommendation applies to both vaccinated and unvaccinated residents in an effort to prevent COVID-19 virus spread among all groups.
Advocates in the fire-prone hills want Oakland, Berkeley, and other agencies to team up to create a prevention plan for the region. Cost could be an obstacle.
But the years-long pilot project stoked conflicts between different communities and revealed problems with the city’s transportation planning process.
For years, East Oakland residents were told the air they breathe is safe. New data suggests that’s not actually the case.