Abby Baird

This weekend in Oakland

Community events and activities for the weekend of March 4 – 6. Got an event we didn’t know about? Please add it in the comments!

This weekend in Oakland

Community events and activities for the weekend of February 25 – 27. Got an event we didn’t know about? Please add it in the comments!

This weekend in Oakland

Community events and activities for the weekend of February 18-21. Got an event we didn’t know about? Please add it in the comments!

This weekend in Oakland

Community events and activities for the weekend of February 11-13. Got an event we didn’t know about? Please add it in the comments!

Bay Area Boxer vies for dog show championship

Meet Forest—or more formally, Gingerbread Black Forest Tradition—and his handler Christine Ghimenti of Paw Prints Boxers, as they compete in the Golden Gate Kennel Club Dog Show, and get a peek into the Bay Area’s dog show scene.

This weekend in Oakland

Community events and activities for the weekend of February 4 – 6. Got an event we didn’t know about? Please add it in the comments!

This weekend in Oakland

Community events and activities for the weekend of January 28-30. Got an event we didn’t know about? Please add it in the comments!

Marijuana in the US: A state-by-state legislative history

Medical marijuana is now legal in 16 states, and during the last election cycle 22 state legislatures considered marijuana-related bills. Reporter Abby Baird has put together an interactive US map showing which states have considered marijuana-related legislation, and how each legislature voted.

After the 2010 elections, where in the US is medical marijuana legal?

Before the November 2010 election, medical marijuana was legal in 14 states and Washington, DC, but nine electoral contests this year put states’ pot laws on the ballot. With this interactive map, reporter Abby Baird breaks down the outcomes of those elections, and reveals where medical marijuana is legal now.

Oakland fireboat Sea-Wolf navigates a murky future

The deck was full of motion. Firefighters were readying each turret, the giant revolving guns that shoot water instead of bullets. The Sea-Wolf has four turrets; one on either side of the boat’s deck, one in the front, and the largest located on top of the boat. The fireboat has the capacity to shoot out 8,000 gallons of water per minute.

Oaklanders weigh in on the mayoral showdown

After Friday’s ranked-choice vote tally, Councilmember Jean Quan leads the Oakland mayoral race  51.1 percent of the vote to Don Perata’s 48.9 percent. With about 15,000 ballots left to count in Oakland, Berkeley and San Leandro races, an announcement of the final results is expected Monday. Watch this video to see what Oaklanders think of the two leading candidates for mayor.

Despite Election Day loss, Prop 19 campaigners battle on

“The move to end marijuana prohibition is far stronger this morning than it ever has been,” said Stephen Gutwillig, the California director of the Drug Policy Alliance, as members of the Yes on 19 campaign gathered at their headquarters in downtown Oakland early Wednesday following the initiative’s defeat, garnering only 46.1 percent of the vote.