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...
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...
Chelsea Skorka, an activist with the Committee to Protect Oakland Renters, door-knocks in District 2 to raise awareness for Measure JJ. Photo by Rosa Furneaux.

Committee to Protect Oakland Renters volunteers go door-to-door promoting Measure JJ

Last Saturday Committee to Protect Oakland Renters volunteers walked door-to-door asking residents to vote yes on a ballot measure called Measure JJ that would regulate Oakland rent increases and evictions.
A large pothole outside of the Rene C. Davidson Alameda County Courthouse.

Measure KK aims to solve Oakland’s pothole problems

In November, voters will decide on Measure KK, which asks if the city should approve a general bond that would invest up to $600 million for street and sidewalk repairs and to fix aging public...
Demonstrators outside Oakland City Hall took part in the national Renter's Day of Action.

Renters’ rights, landlord responsibilities core of Oakland’s Measure JJ

Demonstrator's outside of Oakland City Hall participated in the national Renter's Day of Action on September 22, highlighting the Oakland City Measure JJ that would introduce stricter regulations on landlords.
Erin McElroy, co-founder of the Anti-Eviction Mapping Project, welcomes guests to the presentation of the oral history map.

New oral history map shows Oakland eviction data

After a year of collecting eviction data and personal accounts, members of the Anti-Eviction Mapping Project unveiled their latest oral history map and urged supporters to take action by protesting and raising awareness of evictions.
Housing expert Betsy Morris calls tiny houses the "kittens of the housing world" — irresistibly cute.

With laws changing, tiny homes may have a big effect on housing

Making space for more people without forcing out existing residents is a key dilemma of the housing crisis, affecting cities across the Bay Area. While large apartment buildings can take years to go up, advocates...
Gloria Bruce, Executive Director at East Bay Housing Organizations speaks at the Hack Housing event Wednesday at SPUR in Oakland.

Density is key to affordable housing in Oakland, say SPUR speakers

At the Hack Housing forum Wednesday evening, speakers argued for denser housing, impact fees on developers, and more development around BART stations in Oakland. At the forum, three housing experts and one entrepreneur pitched solutions...
Two attendees outside Mosswood Community Center, where the event was held. Photo by Isara Krieger

BOSS and Albany High School students host homeless resource fair in Oakland

BOSS staffers joined hands with Albany High School students to help some 1,000 people address a variety of health and social needs at their first homeless resource fair held in Oakland. Based on an event...