A majority of the school board supports the idea, but some say a mandate will harm students who refuse by pushing them out of the classroom. A decision could be reached as soon as Sept. 22.
Critics of Alameda County Sheriff Gregory Ahern are supporting a bill to promote competitive elections and progressive candidates.
Plus: Super Bowl eats; Colusa Market owner is retiring; Alameda County passes ‘Good Food’ resolution for correctional facilities; Campo di Bocce closes.
How long does Oakland fire season last? What’s the best way to monitor air quality? How is the Oakland Fire Department preparing?
The Oaklandside asked for your input on the school district’s COVID-19 safety plan for fall semester.
A College Avenue rug shop, run for decades by the son of Armenian genocide survivors, is in its final days, prompting discussions about land use and history.
As Carroll Fife declares victory in D3, voters appear to have put their confidence in candidates who share a goal: protecting tenants.
The woman-run boxing and fitness program for kids is based out of a tent in San Antonio Park.
Plus: Pride month specials; MexiQ pops up; Duende returns; more.
We asked deep East Oakland residents about the significance of this year’s City Council election.
An Oakland teen speaks with three local experts about racism in health care and the politics of birthing while Black.
We interviewed Dan Kalb, Steph Dominguez Walton, and Tri Ngo about their ideas to solve North Oakland’s biggest problems.
We asked eight teenagers in Oakland and Berkeley about their relationships, and how they’ve had to change.
Noble bird or nuisance? Gerald the rose garden turkey inspired a debate among Oaklanders about the place of nature in our city.
Bay Area Muslims from different backgrounds have joined in conversation and actions over the past month.
Customers and local employees are begging for help. The Oaklandside investigated.
A new initiative helps local merchants make connections, get assistance and support other communities in need.
Cal Peternell has passed the torch to Carlo Espinas, who runs the bi-weekly pop-up at Cafe Encina in North Oakland.
This month, the East Bay welcomed Ono Bakehouse, Black Star Pirate BBQ and 15 new restaurants, and said goodbye to Corso, the Albatross Pub and 13 other food businesses.
Carroll Fife, TurHa Ak, John Jones III and Refa One on how this moment compares to movements of the past, and what comes next.