One boxy building in North Oakland has served as a candy company, an artist warehouse, a porn studio, a skate park, and a home to many.
A queer couple who own a bright blue live-work space in East Oakland were delighted to learn about its past as The Jubilee.
A family buys a charming Tudor house in a moment of immense transition.
The Mentone Arms Apartments have survived a century of transformation, ambition, upheaval, and neglect in downtown Oakland.
The 12th Avenue building was made for one family. After years of turmoil, its current residents are giving communal living a go.
We’re launching a series exploring the history of residential buildings in Oakland—and the people who’ve lived in them. Want us to write about your home? Let us know!
An Adams Point triplex owner asks: Which parts of the past are worth preserving?
In the works since 2019, Oakland LGBTQIA+ watering hole Town Bar & Lounge is finally ready to serve its first customers.
Gene Anderson and Dorothy Londagin aren’t relying solely on social media to keep information available to the public.
Descendants left in charge of the Cohen Bray House are asking for help restoring the historic 141-year-old Oakland home.
Reporter Natalie Orenstein spoke about the past year of news on her beat, from rent caps to encampment sweeps.
We’re spotlighting some of the year’s best reporting in and about Oakland, from The Oaklandside and well beyond.
The Oakland Heritage Alliance has been preserving Oakland’s past since 1981. Their annual Partners in Preservation Award honors community members doing the same.
A lot has changed since 1852. Compare images of Oakland landmarks from the 19th and 20th centuries to today.
‘What You Don’t Know Will Make a Whole New World’ explores family, empowerment and Oakland history as told by The Town’s favorite librarian.
The Town has a long history of relocating old homes, and those who’ve done it say the process can be worth the time and effort it takes.
This isn’t the first time its 165-year history that Oakland’s First African Methodist Episcopal Church has had to rebuild.
Other events include a virtual conversation with Councilmember Carroll Fife, and the Black Panther Party Alumni Legacy Network at Oaklandish.
Our recent panelists answer more audience questions from our live event.