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Desley Brooks Faces Uphill Battle for Race and Equity Department

No one doubts there are racial and economic disparity in Oakland, but the chances of whether Desley Brook’s idea for a new city department will gain momentum appear bleak.

Market For JLS Finally Appears to be Imminent

Raiders Threaten to Return to L.A.

Oakland launches a new pothole app, skateboarding is illegal on county property, and a new Target opens in Berkeley.

The A’s Regroup After a Tumultuous Off-Season

This year’s Oakland Athletics are essentially strangers but took advantage of Cactus League spring training to gel as a team, winding up with an impressive pre-season record.

Construction of New Bus Line About to Transform International Boulevard

AC Transit defends Bus Rapid Transit as the way to improve and streamline bus service, but small businesses worry about closures during construction and lost parking spaces. Berkeley and North Oakland aren’t in on the BRT effort.

Alameda and Oakland Officials Contemplate the Possibility of a Second Transbay Tube

As traffic gets closer to exceeding capacity, Bay Area transportation agencies start more serious discussion on another passageway that might mean BART stations in Alameda and Oakland.

A Fracking Protest, Beast Mode, and Oakland Teachers Make News

Just say no to fracking, inadequate raisers for Oakland teachers, and mural destruction plus other news you can use.

AC Transit and BART Increase Weekend Trans-Bay Service

AC Transit and BART increase the frequency of trans-bay buses to accommodate late-night weekend commuters as an Oakland company, Night Schools, continues working with the Public Utilities Commission to offer school bus rides to late-nighters.

Race and the Protest Movement

Two recent protests on the same December day highlight the ways in which black activists are attempting to assert control over the movement to end inappropriate police violence.

I Velo Heart Oakland

New sharrows, better bike racks, a parklet boom, and permanent repair stations improve the two-wheel appeal of the East Bay.