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.
The test, distributed by Oakland residents Alison Heller and Dean Shold, checks if the deadly opioid is laced in street drugs including cocaine, heroin and meth.
An explosive Fourth of July is part of Oakland’s culture. But fireworks traumatize pets and pose a major fire risk.
This is how the past year felt to three high school seniors living in East Oakland’s 94603 zip code.
Local artists, youth, and activists unveiled a public art project created to beautify a stretch of East Oakland amid escalating gun violence.
Meet the Oakland residents fighting environmental racism in one of the city’s most highly polluted neighborhoods.
Groups want officials to invest $100 million of new federal pandemic relief funding into Black and brown communities.
The Oaklandside recorded conversations with five local organizers who’ve been directly impacted by violence to better understand why it’s happening, and what can be done to prevent it.
Social distancing guidelines are out the window, but masks remain a bit of a gray area.
As demand for COVID-19 vaccines declines in Alameda County, outreach is increasingly targeting the hardest-to-reach communities.
It’s the first time since the state began its tier system last summer that Alameda County has entered the least-restrictive, yellow tier.
In Oakland, Berkeley, and beyond, it’s not too soon to prepare for unhealthy air days.