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Schaaf Cheers Economy, Boos the Rest

The economy is booming, but crime and housing are problematic, Mayor Schaaf says.

Uber Will Park in Oakland

Uber expand to Uptown, David Silver becomes the city’s education czar, and Phil Tagami struggles with coal exporting.

Rattled by the Rush

A Piedmont-Oakland quake did little damage, Oakland settled a lawsuit against former Mayor Jean Quan, and Alice Waters met with the Prez.

Does Oakland Want to Own the Entire Oakland Alameda County Coliseum?

Alameda County wants to get out sports, the Coliseum Transit Village goes down, and Oaklanders are incensed over garbage fees.

West Oakland Walk Honors Neighborhood Achievements

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.

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.

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.

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.

Market For JLS Finally Appears to be Imminent

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.