We interviewed Dan Kalb, Steph Dominguez Walton, and Tri Ngo about their ideas to solve North Oakland’s biggest problems.
East Bay restaurant openings and closings in November
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.
East Bay restaurant openings and closings in October
This month, 18 new East Bay restaurants opened and eight permanently closed.
Good Good Eatz helps Chinatown businesses survive the shutdown
A new initiative helps local merchants make connections, get assistance and support other communities in need.
Oakland mayor’s race: an interview with candidate Treva Reid
The District 7 councilmember wants to build stronger partnerships with county, state, and federal governments and with private industry to tackle Oakland’s biggest problems.
Se abre el camino para el puesto de concejal en el Distrito 7 de Oakland
Con la jubilación del concejal Larry Reid, cinco candidatos esperan convertirse en el próximo representante.
Oakland will keep its protected bicycle lanes on Telegraph Avenue
But the years-long pilot project stoked conflicts between different communities and revealed problems with the city’s transportation planning process.
Children’s Hospital Oakland joined UCSF in 2014. Was it a good move?
The hospital has long been considered “one of the best pediatric care centers in the nation.” Some say the university affiliation is damaging that reputation.
How secure is voting-by-mail in Oakland?
After downtown mail boxes were removed last month, local postal workers and voters are staying vigilant. Here’s how the entire process works, and how to track your ballot as it travels through the mail.
What do we know about Slow Streets and safety? Here’s what data and residents have to say
We’re taking a look at what’s working, what’s not, and how the city has received feedback.
Where to order Christmas takeout in the East Bay
Feast your eyes on our bountiful list of East Bay restaurants and caterers offering special holiday menus to enjoy at home.
Attendance and enrollment numbers in Oakland Unified show decline
While the data is preliminary, district officials are worried about the implications for OUSD’s financial stability.
How’s school going? Oakland educators weigh in
OUSD’s school year began in person 11 weeks ago amid lingering concerns related to the pandemic. Here’s what teachers and school leaders are experiencing, in their own words.
The Oakland Marathon is back with first in-person race since 2019
The 13th annual running festival March 20 features a new course, full and half marathon and 5k, 10k and kids running events.
Goapele to perform back home in Oakland this week
The singer will be debuting songs from her forthcoming album at a run of shows beginning Thursday at Yoshi’s in Jack London Square.
This week in Oakland: Kicking off Black History Month
Other activities include a youth skateboarding workshop and a virtual lakeside chat.
Oakland school board member Mike Hutchinson is just getting started: ‘There is real work that lies ahead’
OUSD’s District 5 school board director is now running his fourth campaign, for District 4, after the city redistricting process placed his home in a new zone.
What’s happening with OUSD union negotiations? It depends who you ask
The Oakland school board says cutbacks are necessary to afford raises, the teachers union disagrees, and some parents want more transparency.
How can Oakland reduce gun violence? Community advocate John Jones III sees a path forward
The East Oakland native talks about his work interrupting violence before it happens, what a new mayor can and can’t do, and restoring community networks in neighborhoods wounded by gun violence.
We talked to one of Oakland’s oldest voters about the A’s, ranked-choice voting, and past mayors
102-year-old John Brekke spoke candidly about the changes he’s seen in the city over the decades.