New estimates say it would cost a staggering $4.5 billion to house all homeless residents, but some officials say the city could be more creative.
Most Oakland Unified School District third graders are not reading at grade level. Many schools are turning to “high-dosage” tutoring from community-based organizations to help.
10th-graders share their messages for Oakland’s next mayor, City Council, and school board members.
A judge rejected a public records lawsuit brought by two voting rights organizations hoping to pressure the county to hand over voting data.
Shola Olatoye, who’s leaving the city to join an affordable housing developer, reflects on her three years on the job.
The East Oakland rapper and member of Grand Nationxl just dropped a new album.
Professional sports teams have used and abandoned Oakland. Could the Oakland Roots be different?
Jiamin and Alicia Wong are changing people’s assumptions of what a fortune cookie looks and tastes like.
With omicron surging, over a thousand students have signed a petition calling on OUSD to do more to make campuses safer.
The city’s reasons for shutting down encampments aren’t always clear to those who are directly impacted. We reviewed two years of data to identify patterns.
Some want a memorial or park on the warehouse ruins. For others, Oakland is a place of pain they’re moving on from.
From the hills to Lake Merritt, the city is home to beautiful parklands. But who gets to enjoy them is determined by long-standing racial and class divides.
Every year, cars destroy a handful of small businesses, upending shop owner’s lives and revealing street safety issues.
Frequent disputes with police over records has begun to wear on the volunteer board leading the commission chair to sue the city.
An Oct. 25 protest led to a grave injury and lasting consequences for the Oakland Police Department.
To mark the fire’s 30th anniversary, we produced a 30-minute podcast looking back at the historic blaze that forever changed how the East Bay looks at wildfires.
An Adams Point triplex owner asks: Which parts of the past are worth preserving?
Far from being passive victims, opioid users on Oakland streets use Narcan to save each other’s lives by the hundreds each year. But those rescues go uncounted by the government.
Crystal Wahpepah says her restaurant is a place to eat, learn and heal.
Reverend Harry “OG Rev” Williams talks with The Oaklandside about his urban ministering career and connecting with young people.