We’re taking a look at what’s working, what’s not, and how the city has received feedback.
The Oakland Sheepers share a tiny herd to keep grass cut in empty lots and give neighbors something to talk about.
Health officials are encouraging flu shots—especially during the COVID pandemic—but fewer people this season are being vaccinated.
Noble bird or nuisance? Gerald the rose garden turkey inspired a debate among Oaklanders about the place of nature in our city.
After three short weeks, indoor dining is once again closed in Oakland as the state grapples with a rise in COVID-19 cases and Alameda County returns to the purple tier.
Businesses that are currently open indoors, like personal care services and restaurants, can continue, but there won’t be further expansions in any sector.
As of Sunday, at least 83 people have been killed this year in Oakland.
The walk in East Oakland will launch a yearlong violence reduction initiative and call for a citywide truce in the wake of surging violence.
Powerful dry winds blew through the region last night and red flag conditions will continue through tomorrow, increasing fire danger.
On Tuesday, the county Board of Supervisors voted to remove all of the AHS trustees, part of a drastic move to reshape the public health system’s governance.
A virtual celebration October 23 will feature guest speakers and a discussion about the ‘challenges of conservation, environmentalism, and racial justice.’
In a draft letter, supervisors Wilma Chan and Richard Valle blamed AHS leaders for eroding trust and damaging the hospital system’s relationships.
The East Bay Regional Park District closed the parks until Friday in response to a red flag warning and high fire danger.
If a union forms at Amazon’s San Leandro distribution center, where many Oakland residents work, it would be the first of its kind in the nation.
Hospital administrators are hiring an outside negotiator in a last ditch effort to avoid healthcare disruption during the pandemic.
OUSD’s youth health centers offer a lot of services: mental health counseling, physical exams, sexual health support, and more. Staffers want students to know that COVID hasn’t shut the program down.
Organizers still need in-person volunteers to help with the two-day outdoor testing event, which could draw several thousand.
Teens leading the climate justice movement in Oakland say this is the moment they’ve been warning people about.
‘The Forests of California’ is a gorgeously illustrated book featuring Kaufmann’s watercolors. It is also a primer on how to approach nature.
A conversation with Native American Health Center’s Dr. Gerard Jenkins on how and why COVID-19 and bad air are impacting three East Oakland zip codes so badly—and what it will really take to help.