The office is shorthanded, has inexperienced staff, and routinely elevates revenues over safety, according to the firefighters’ union.
Organized labor is using state environmental law to make developers hire union workers. California housing advocates call it “CEQA abuse.”
There are dozens of large, unsafe—and vibrant—living spaces in Oakland like the one that became engulfed in a deadly fire Friday night. Unfortunately, fixing them could also result in mass evictions.
Results from local contests that we’ve been following.
Oakland’s first micro apartments are coming to the Nook on Valdez.
Two naturalists promote the exceptional fauna of Lake Merritt, Oakland’s heart.
For urban water users and agriculture, the answer is yes. But not for fish.
After serving for four-plus decades in public office, Tom Bates and Loni Hancock are retiring in December. What a long, strange trip it’s been.
A plan by Councilmember Desley Brooks would not only harm the city’s cannabis trade but also set up a slush fund for her cronies.
Two recent decisions could help encourage smart growth, decrease greenhouse gas emissions, and reduce the cost of housing.