A BART station killing, fake cameras, and the Bay Bridge shutdown top the news.
Cars galore take over I-880, I-980 could go, and Grand Fare Market is no more.
The economy is booming, but crime and housing are problematic, Mayor Schaaf says.
Uber expand to Uptown, David Silver becomes the city’s education czar, and Phil Tagami struggles with coal exporting.
A Piedmont-Oakland quake did little damage, Oakland settled a lawsuit against former Mayor Jean Quan, and Alice Waters met with the Prez.
Alameda County wants to get out sports, the Coliseum Transit Village goes down, and Oaklanders are incensed over garbage fees.
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.