Illegal dumping has plagued the city of Oakland for more than 20 years. Today, the problem is worse than ever and it is affecting residents, businesses and government leaders alike.
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Reaching for the moon was the theme for Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf’s annual State of the City address on October 14, as she introduced the “Oakland Thrives Moon Shot,” a slate of goals to guide...
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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...
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A report published on September 20 by the Environmental Working Group (EWG) distilled the EPA’s 2015 data to show that chromium-6 appeared in drinking water in all 50 states.
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This year was the ninth anniversary of The Plant Exchange, which encourages the recycling and sharing of plants in the Bay Area.
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“I don’t care darling. I just serve my customers. Plastic or paper, I don’t care,” said Nikki Yi, the owner of the Fat Cat sandwich store on Telegraph Avenue in downtown Oakland, while preparing a...
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On Saturday, volunteers and park stewards gathered for the 11th annual Love Your Parks Day, conducting a survey to inspect the conditions of more than 110 Oakland parks.
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Bike-sharing hits Oakland courtesy of Ford Motor Co.
City of Oakland plans to reduce plants that can fuel fire and create a more accessible pathway for emergency vehicles, but there's opposition.
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A new California Assembly Bill could bring more clean tech jobs to Oakland and reduce pollution.
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On September 9, the Mars Experience Bus made its first California stop on its long national tour at the Chabot Space and Science Center in Oakland to share with children a virtual reality experience of...
Protestors rallied in Frank H. Ogawa Plaza on Tuesday against the Dakota Access Pipeline.
Electric vehicle charging gets easier in apartment garages.
The people of Oakland are set to celebrate their annual Pride festival on Sunday, September 11. This will be Oakland’s seventh annual Pride festival and third annual parade since the event returned in 2008. This...
The Golden Gate Audubon Society and Oakland Zoo have teamed up to rescue baby birds that have fallen from their nests. Watch members on a heron rescue mission in downtown Oakland.
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“Dogtown Redemption,” a documentary film shot over seven years in West Oakland, follows the lives of three local shopping cart recyclers.
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