Several councilmembers wanted bigger cuts, and signaled future plans to reduce by up to $150 million.
Children’s Fairyland planea reabrir de manera más segura y diversa
La reapertura del parque cerca de Lake Merritt que estaba planeada para mediados de julio se ha retrasado por un aumento en los casos del coronavirus, pero aún tiene grandes planes.
Children’s Fairyland plans to reopen safely—and with more diverse representation
The Lake Merritt theme park’s mid-July reopening has been delayed by a spike in coronavirus cases, but it still has big plans.
Beyond business: Oakland’s LGBTQ establishments offer community
For decades, these bars and shops have been support networks, too. The pandemic brings new challenges.
East Oakland’s Freedom Store asks: ‘What does it mean to provide for ourselves?’
Homies Empowerment runs a free store in deep East Oakland to encourage community self-sufficiency.
In-the-know food lovers are flocking to this industrial yard in West Oakland
Coveted wood-fired pies from June’s Pizzas and Asian pastries and bentos at Magnolia Mini Mart are bringing hungry visitors to O2 Artisans Aggregate.
Oakland mayor’s race: an interview with candidate Tyron Jordan
The paralegal and Army veteran wants to fund more rental and mortgage assistance and staff up the public works department to fix roads.
‘Uno sale afuera pero no porque quiere pues, sino por la necesidad’
Los latinos representan más de la mitad de los casos conocidos de coronavirus en el condado de Alameda. Un residente de Oakland, Orlando Ruiz, comparte la historia de su familia.
Refugees feel the pull and push of Oakland
Newcomers find community in Oakland but are often pushed out due to the high cost of living
La tienda llamada Freedom Store provee alimentos y otras necesidades indispensables
La organización Homies Empowerment dirige una tienda gratuita para fomentar la autosuficiencia comunitaria.
Families worried about merging Sankofa and Kaiser. How did the school community make it work?
Even during the pandemic, parents and staff from two very different Oakland schools have made time to find common ground.
East Bay Tibetan community’s rich history revolves around food
Many Tibetans arrived in the East Bay in the ’90s, finding work in the food industry, including the owners of Cafe Tibet and Nomad in Berkeley.
A new film celebrates Lake Merritt’s 150th anniversary as the nation’s first wildlife refuge
A virtual celebration October 23 will feature guest speakers and a discussion about the ‘challenges of conservation, environmentalism, and racial justice.’
A new mental health crisis response team is organizing in Oakland to create an alternative to the police
MH First, a program of the Anti Police-Terror Project, offers “socially competent” support.
What’s an eruv? It makes life better for many Orthodox Jews, and Oakland just got one
It’s taken Congregation Beth Jacob three rabbis, the brainpower of multiple congregants, bits of wire, metal canisters, and the blessing of a consultant in New Jersey to finally construct its own eruv.
How to access your stimulus check if you’re homeless in Oakland
If you do not automatically receive your payment via direct deposit or in the mail, this guide will help point you in the right direction.
How 2 Oakland students got 15,000 people to march against police violence
Youth organizers hope the massive student-led action will inspire other young people to safely organize, too.
Beloved Oakland DJs are struggling to make it work during the pandemic
With bars closed and parties prohibited, some Oakland DJs are turning to virtual events to keep the music going.
Subrosa transitions to States Coffee; Dopo to have last service on Oct. 3
Plus, Secret Scoop announces closure; Daughter’s Diner comes to Uptown Oakland; changes for local food justice groups.
A movement against traffic violence rises in Oakland
A resident-led ‘rapid response’ group has been following tragic collisions with street protests, building solidarity with impacted communities.