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Oakland Mayor Responds to Protests

Nighttime rules imposed on protests and security measures come to city hall. Meanwhile, clearcuts, a country-western bar, and George Zimmer forge ahead.
July 01, 2015

The People’s Council Holds Court in Oakland

Protestors take over a city council meeting in Oakland to thwart converting land near Lake Merritt into a market-rate apartment high rise instead of affordable housing.
June 04, 2015

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.
June 01, 2015

Market For JLS Finally Appears to be Imminent

May 07, 2015

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.
April 04, 2015

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.
April 03, 2015

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.
March 15, 2015

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.
March 01, 2015

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.
March 01, 2015

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.
January 31, 2015