Thousands of goats who help reduce wildfire risk in Berkeley, Oakland and beyond are having to chew through thicker vegetation this spring.
The city described its efforts to stop traffic violence in a sweeping report this week.
The federal public emergency ended May 11, but most coverage will continue in the Bay Area and throughout the state through Nov. 12.
Launched the day the national COVID emergency was lifted, the multimedia project chronicles the experiences of health care workers during the pandemic’s toughest days.
Alameda County has four drop-off locations for household chemicals, along with collection days at Golden Gate Fields in Albany.
In response to a lawsuit, Berkeley, Oakland, EBMUD and others agreed to rehab wastewater systems so less sewage lands in the bay. Tested by heavy rains and pipe-clogging pandemic wipes, leaks continue but work is on track.
Bike and pedestrian activists want the council to increase spending on road infrastructure by $20 million, taking this funding out of the police budget.
Oakland Animal Control Officer Julian Taizan and Grand Lake neighbors reunited a lost chick with its mallard family.
The pilot, which lasted two years thanks to an anonymous donor, is coming to an end in June.
Here are spots where you can experience beautiful flowers, some in Oakland and some a short drive away.
It’s been a season of washed out roads, toppled trees, and landslides. A new city report assesses the destruction.
Health experts say new therapy programs mark a step in the right direction after years of insufficient resources.
Seventy years ago, civic boosters like Frank Ogawa gifted hundreds of the cotton-candy flowered trees to Oakland. Today, just a few remain.
Alameda County’s COVID-19 mask mandate has expired but these local healthcare providers are still requiring everyone to wear them.
Two dozen former city workers claim the city didn’t accommodate their Christian beliefs against abortion when it fired them for refusing the vaccine.
When do you have to pay to park at the lake? How much will it cost?
Officials say a less-strict masking policy, including at clinics, is appropriate as COVID outcomes improve. But some worry it will put high-risk populations in harm’s way.
Neighbors in Dimond, Skyline hills, and deep East Oakland are among the most affected.
Stewards of Oakland’s wildlife refuge are fundraising to create oxygenated refuges where fish can escape harmful algae blooms.
In their budget memos, each councilmember prioritized infrastructure investments that could save lives by preventing “traffic violence.”