Two visionary East Bay architects, Phillip Banta and Norman Hooks, have a monumental plan to honor the history of West Oakland through a walkable thematic loop.
Nighttime rules imposed on protests and security measures come to city hall. Meanwhile, clearcuts, a country-western bar, and George Zimmer forge ahead.
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.
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.
Oakland launches a new pothole app, skateboarding is illegal on county property, and a new Target opens in Berkeley.
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.
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.
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.
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