Members of the East Bay Residents for Responsible Housing group hold signs during the public comments section of Tuesday's meeting.

McElhaney missing meetings as criticism intensifies over ethics complaint: “Where is your council president?”

At the Oakland City Council meeting on Tuesday night, tensions flared as councilmembers discussed a June Alameda County civil grand jury report, which found that an Oakland city councilmember violated government ethics and conflict of...
Ian Simmons, 33, of Oakland, is working to open a market in North Oakland by the end of the year. Seeing friends and family with health problems he believes are related to soda consumption, he says he supports Measure HH, a one-cent-per-ounce tax on sugar-sweetened beverages.

Soda, income, race, health: the issues behind Oakland’s Measure HH

Modern science is slowly unraveling the link between sugar and preventable diseases, such as obesity, diabetes, and heart diseases, conditions that affect the health of minorities, the young, and the poor more than anyone else....
Though the actual viewing of the harvest moon had to be cancelled, due to inclement weather, an astronomer from the East Bay Astronomical Society gave a powerpoint presentation on the moon and its many wonders.

Moon Viewing Party, though moonless, builds connections across the ocean

On Sunday, the Oakland Fukuoka Sister City Association (OFSCA) hosted their 50th annual "Otsukimi" Moon Viewing Party, which drew over 200 people. Though this year the actual moon viewing was cancelled due to rainy weather,...
Pediatric residents at UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital in Oakland. The hospital recently received a a $1.3 million grant from the Health Resources and Services Administration, which it will use to send residents on site observations at juvenile justice centers, food banks and group homes. (Photo Courtesy Celine Sparrow)

Grant sends residents out of hospital, into community

UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital in Oakland can add one more item to its list of achievements: a $1.3 million Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) grant.
Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf delivers her annual State of the City Address on Friday at City Hall. Photo by Andrew Beale.

Schaaf talks Oakland ‘moon shot’ at State of City

Schaaf opened her State of the City speech with a clip of President John F. Kennedy’s famous “moon shot” speech at Rice University in 1962, during which he promised Americans that the United States would...
Hotel Travelers, near Broadway and 11th street, is one of Oakland's few remaining residential hotels. It is planned to be converted into an upscale boutique hotel in the near future. (Photo by Tian Chenwei)

Oakland pushes for Ellis Act reform

Oakland city councilmembers are seeking a permanent protection for the city’s residential hotels, also known as Single Room Occupancy (SRO) hotels, by asking the state legislature to amend an over three-decade-old state law: the Ellis...
Artist Micah McKechnie wears a fairy costume and poses for a picture on the art installation "Fairies of our Earth" created by artists representing the Children's Fairyland amusement park and Pollinator Posse at the Autumn Lights Festival in Oakland on Wednesday, October 12, 2016. (Yesica Prado/Oakland North)

Oakland’s Autumn Lights Festival grows to four-night experience

This year’s “four full nights of lights" features light installations from over 40 local artists, five different awards, local food trucks and beverage vendors, live music performances and a shuttle from the 19th Street BART...
Spectators look on at Brett Cook’s “Protect and Serve,” part of Betti Ono’s current exhibit, “Viral: 25 Years after Rodney King.” Photo by Briana Flin.

Betti Ono celebrates sixth anniversary with “Viral: 25 Years after Rodney King” exhibit

On Friday, Betti Ono hosted a celebration of its sixth anniversary and of its current exhibit, “Viral: 25 Years after Rodney King,” which runs until October 22. The exhibition traces the history of police violence...
Data gathered from the Bureau of Labor Statistics and the California Department of Economic Development

U.S. has modest job gains in September, East Bay economy is still growing

The Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Friday that the U.S. unemployment rate ticked up slightly to 5 percent in September. Meanwhile, the most recent data for the Bay Area shows Alameda County’s unemployment rate at...