The popular lake has closed four consecutive years because of toxic algae blooms—an increasing problem found around the globe.
Plans to move California Waste Solutions appear to have stalled amid increasing neighbor complaints of trash, stench, and rats at its West Oakland facility.
Alameda County’s newest courthouse has been criticized for limiting access for the county’s poorest residents—who are exactly the people who paid for it.
Oakland’s new schools superintendent Kyla Johnson-Trammell, a city native, hopes to bring an end to the revolving door of district leaders.
Activists won commitments from Bay Area planners to find ways to build more affordable housing in the region.
What’s the biggest challenge teachers face today?
New UC Berkeley Chancellor Carol Christ is facing some major challenges. And the university’s first female chancellor might just be the perfect person for the job.
Greetings from Oakland!
Readers sound off the reshaping of Lake Merritt, the city's recycling contract, and the real causes of gentrification.
As schools work to improve their nutritional offerings, kids are becoming human vending machines, selling junk food to their peers.