After a series of robberies and and assaults in Chinatown, city leaders are arguing over approaches to funding public safety.
2 years into a rent strike, Fruitvale tenants say they have a deal to buy their building
The renters were dressed up and ready to march to their landlords’ house in Alameda this week—then they got some hopeful news.
Toy, food, and supply drives you can still donate to in Oakland this holiday season
These Oakland volunteer efforts and nonprofits want you to know they’re still accepting in-kind or cash donations for winter efforts.
Facing a proposed tear-gas ban, the sheriff warned he would pull aid to Oakland during protests
City councilmembers’ proposed ban was ultimately softened to a recommendation.
Oakland teachers strike begins after contract negotiations fail
Nearly 3,000 OUSD teachers, nurses, psychologists, and their supporters formed picket lines at schools, calling for better pay and working conditions.
En el Distrito 5 de Oakland, dos millennials compiten contra el concejal, Noel Gallo
Zoe Lopez-Meraz y Richard Santos Rayas se están uniendo utilizando la votación por clasificación. Noel Gallo está promoviendo un distrito “limpio y seguro.”
Things I wish I knew before my grandmother died
Tips and local resources for those who experience a death in the family from Oaklandside reporter Azucena Rasilla who lost her grandmother last month.
COVID forced OUSD’s independent study program to change. Some say for the worse.
The Sojourner Truth program previously served a couple hundred students with flexible schedules and in-person instruction. It’s been replaced by Zoom schooling for over a thousand.
OUSD reopening: Where the teachers’ union and the district disagree
As fall semester negotiations continue down to the wire, we lay out what the union and the district want point-by-point.
A rollerskating revival spins up at Lake Merritt
Pandemic boredom, longtime skating advocates, TikTok and more caused a resurgence in popularity for quad skates this year.
All the East Bay restaurants that opened in August
New restaurants that opened in Oakland, Berkeley and beyond in August 2021.
An East Oakland pastor and Council candidate rallied to reopen churches. Other local pastors push back
Bishop Bob Jackson hosted the rally, but it was organized and led by anti-LGBTQ SoCal pastor Jim Domen.
Meet the 2 candidates running for the AC Transit board’s at-large seat
Incumbent Joel Young and challenger Alfred Twu have diverging views on mask mandates, Line 80 and the bus agency’s financial challenges.
Bay Area wildfires are affecting air quality in the East Bay. Here are tips to protect your health
Wildfire season is upon us and air quality locally will be very poor for the foreseeable future according to weather experts.
2021 is Oakland’s deadliest year since 2006
As of today, police have investigated 133 killings while residents and city leaders mourn.
Affordable housing, pollution, and baseball: Oakland District 3 voters sound off on the issues
We asked people who live and work in West Oakland, downtown, and Jack London about the biggest problems and opportunities in their neighborhoods.
City librarians embrace their new role on the pandemic front lines
Oakland Public Libraries are closed, but staff continue to serve as disaster relief workers.
Oakland’s new budget doesn’t ‘defund’ the police, but it boosts funding for alternatives
City councilmembers say civilian-led public safety programs and investments in housing, jobs, and the arts will grow over time, eventually leading to smaller police budgets.
The pandemic isn’t slowing the East Oakland Collective down
Through creative solutions, EOC has more than doubled the number of meals it was distributing to East Oakland residents, now serving over 1,000 hot meals each week.
Traffic pollution is increasing health care costs for Oakland seniors, study finds
New research shows that seniors living near high-traffic roadways, including Oakland’s I-880 and I-580, experience more health problems.