Reporter Azucena Rasilla shares the backstories to some of her favorite articles of 2021.
Tag: 2021 review
Pictures of the year: Images from Oakland in 2021
Our photojournalist Amir Aziz selected his favorite photos that captured the spirit of Oakland this year.
A year of protest, policymaking, and new ideas for using limited land
In 2021, Oaklanders debated what should be built in the city to ease the housing and homelessness crises, and how to use scarce land.
The people behind the storefronts: Looking back at a year of small business reporting
The Oaklandside’s Ricky Rodas shares some of his favorite reporting moments of 2021.
The big transportation and road safety stories in Oakland this year
2021 saw massive federal infrastructure bills passed along with new state laws that could help Oakland make its streets safer.
The year Oakland tried to reimagine public safety and policing
In 2021, a fierce debate about the role of the police, and OPD’s budget, guided City Council meetings while homicides and shootings skyrocketed.