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.
Attendees of an outdoor concert lit fires and destroyed property. Local groups have worked to repair the damage.
Families, health and housing experts, and tenants’ attorneys say improving housing conditions is an uphill battle.
A dynamic presence in the Bay Area hip-hop community for over two decades, the prolific Zion-I rapper was remembered during a Sunday celebration.
In the Berkeley Art Center’s first solo show in six years, David Huffman honors his mother, Dolores Davis, who picketed against racism in the streets of Oakland and made psychedelic, otherworldly pastel drawings at home.
A group of North Oakland residents says the area’s exclusionary history makes a popular staircase path the perfect place for a memorial. Others have rallied in opposition to keep the “Sunflower Path” as is.
From victims’ rights to police accountability, O’Malley leaves a complex legacy. Her decision to not appoint a successor also creates the most open election for DA in decades–maybe ever.
Big real estate projects don’t always benefit locals. Community benefits agreements, like the one being negotiated for the Waterfront Ballpark project, are meant to address this problem.
But the years-long pilot project stoked conflicts between different communities and revealed problems with the city’s transportation planning process.
For years, East Oakland residents were told the air they breathe is safe. New data suggests that’s not actually the case.
Meet the Oakland residents fighting environmental racism in one of the city’s most highly polluted neighborhoods.
Lines around the block for cupcakes and a boom year for a flower shop, but a shoe shop for the stars is calling it quits, one of several COVID-19 casualties.
Members of the “Grizzly Scouts” hunted law enforcement during the 2020 protests, and one of them allegedly murdered a federal guard.
Oakland schools plan to hire more Arabic-speaking staff, conduct cultural sensitivity training, and add Eid holidays to the school calendar.
Despite COVID-19 tenant protections and assistance programs, immigrant renters are vulnerable to threats and displacement.
With millions in extra funding, schools have an opportunity to fundamentally change learning environments and support youth mental health. From peer support groups to mindfulness exercises, here’s what students have to say.
Tour organizers hope to prevent further gentrification and build support for a new library in Oakland’s Hoover-Foster neighborhood.