The Wood Street encampment fire destroyed six vehicles and displaced five people.
Details from 72 years ago are available for the first time, and paint a clearer picture of life in Alameda County and beyond.
A family buys a charming Tudor house in a moment of immense transition.
Dewey Academy, the OUSD school next to Lakeview Village, sent a letter to the city demanding changes.
The Clay Street Garage closed in 2016. Two city councilmembers say there’s a better—if costly—use for the site.
Amid a national wave in renter organizing, tenants in eight Oakland buildings organized a 13-month rent strike—and won.
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.
Mayor Libby Schaaf is backing a proposal to overhaul mental health care in California, but some call it coercion.
Several Oakland property owners have joined a broader effort to end eviction bans by filing a lawsuit.
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.
The building’s current owner is behind the controversial plan—and he has the Dr. Huey P. Newton Foundation’s blessing.
The 12th Avenue building was made for one family. After years of turmoil, its current residents are giving communal living a go.
Oakland’s Housing Element must plan for 26,000 new housing units, with a focus on equity.
After community members pushed for a safe, legal way to access water at encampments, EBMUD changed its policy.