Oakland’s vacant property tax is meant to encourage housing on empty lots. Is there a loophole that does the opposite?
The Black Cultural Zone has operated the community hub on vacant land for more than a year. Now, the group wants to build on its vision.
An Adams Point triplex owner asks: Which parts of the past are worth preserving?
Far from being passive victims, opioid users on Oakland streets use Narcan to save each other’s lives by the hundreds each year. But those rescues go uncounted by the government.
Young unhoused people in Oakland and surrounding cities will lead the decision-making process about how to use the federal grant.
Stephen Beard, a Bay Area real estate agent who helps clients find accessible housing, shares reflections and resources.
Teachers Rooted in Oakland aims to address issues of teacher diversity, retention, and housing affordability.
The event, hosted by LavaMaeX and the city of Oakland, features numerous service providers, including health, employment, and housing agencies.
The Oakland Planning Commission approved a controversial policy limiting the construction of ADUs in the hills, hoping to ease evacuation during fires.
As COVID intensifies the overdose crisis in Alameda County and elsewhere, harm reduction advocates step in where government lags.