About Oakland North

Oakland North is an independent news site focused on the city of Oakland, California. Based at the University of California, Berkeley, Journalism School, it functions as a news lab for student reporters and as a news source for the Oakland community. 

Since its founding in 2008 through a $4 million grant from the Ford Foundation, Oakland North has been a resource for people who live and work in Oakland. We cover governments, businesses and institutions. We’re at City Hall, in the schools and in the neighborhoods — North, East, West, and Central Oakland, from Chinatown to the Hills to Fruitvale and beyond. We keep tabs on the city’s vibrant shopping and dining scene, and explore its parks, trails and waterfront.

We love to interact with our readers through Facebook and Twitter (@northoaklandnow). And we rely on you to tell us what’s happening in your community. Please send your tips, concerns and comments to us at oaklandnorthstaff@gmail.