Policymakers have tried to respond to the massive increase in vehicle dwellings.
Social media savvy candidates Zoe Lopez-Meraz and Richard Santos Raya are teaming up using ranked-choice voting. Noel Gallo is promoting a ‘clean and safe’ district.
Health officials are encouraging flu shots—especially during the COVID pandemic—but fewer people this season are being vaccinated.
Immigration arrests at Santa Rita Jail are down, but county officials and advocates say the sheriff’s cooperation with ICE should end.
We spoke to the Brown Sugar Kitchen chef about her new podcast and why she’s pivoting away from the kitchen to become a public figure in food.
City councilmembers’ proposed ban was ultimately softened to a recommendation.
In the June primary, voters will choose between L.K. Monroe and Alysse Castro for county superintendent. Here’s a guide to understanding how the office works.
Las aulas escolares podrían abrir tan pronto como en enero. Pero el distrito aún tiene que negociar con el sindicato de maestros y las tasas de casos de COVID deben mejorar, lo que significa que muchas cosas aún pueden cambiar.
A computer programmer who served 21 years in San Quentin and a prisoner support collective are creating a re-entry home to empower formerly incarcerated people.
Bishop Bob Jackson hosted the rally, but it was organized and led by anti-LGBTQ SoCal pastor Jim Domen.
Oakland kids are on summer break, but the school board must adopt a budget and appoint a new District 6 director before the end of June.
Metal factories and big rigs on I-880 are local issues young environmentalists are learning about—and campaigning against.
As COVID intensifies the overdose crisis in Alameda County and elsewhere, harm reduction advocates step in where government lags.
The OUSD school board has four new members and a host of challenges to resolve in 2021, including how to reopen schools and implement a new district-wide safety plan.
The renters were dressed up and ready to march to their landlords’ house in Alameda this week—then they got some hopeful news.
We get a lot of questions from readers who are interested in participating more in local government. Here’s a guide to watching and speaking at council meetings.
As fall semester negotiations continue down to the wire, we lay out what the union and the district want point-by-point.
The popular outdoor gathering in Fruitvale is happening again in-person, on the first Sunday of every month.
One month after its building burned down, the Vietnamese American Community Center of the East Bay is back to serving immigrants and refugees.
As the pandemic drags on, many undocumented Latino immigrants—barred from receiving government benefits—are feeling the strain.