Led by longtime residents, the project is helping to bridge the past and present in one of Oakland’s most quickly changing areas.
Hordes of mischief-making children, punishing adults, rashes of theft, vandalism, and police crackdowns—Halloween in Oakland, Berkeley, and Alameda was once mayhem.
The Hella Black Podcast production uses audio, film, photos, and music to chronicle 100 years of Black resistance, activism, and life in Oakland.
102-year-old John Brekke spoke candidly about the changes he’s seen in the city over the decades.
The history of angling in Oakland’s wildlife refuge is long, but the rules are murky.
Spencer Wilkinson talks about the process behind his new film and the impact it’s already having in communities grappling with gentrification.
From malls to shipyards to housing in the hills, Mitchell Schwarzer’s book is a sweeping history of development and power.
Locals told us ghost stories about the Cohen Bray House, Camron-Stanford Home, and Mills College.
Tour organizers hope to prevent further gentrification and build support for a new library in Oakland’s Hoover-Foster neighborhood.