Invented in Oakland: the credibility test

Many great inventions claim Oakland as their birthplace, but which ones really hail from here? The Mai Tai? The squeegee? The phone booth? We put some of Oakland’s most famous inventions to the credibility test.

UC Berkeley march to Frank Ogawa Plaza

Eight-hundred protesters assembled near Bancroft Way and Telegraph Avenue in support of the March 4th Day of Action. The march, which commenced at noon, went from Sather Gate in Berkeley to Frank Ogawa Plaza in Oakland for a rally.

Bakesale Betty’s to get second home

Many other Oaklanders have a feverish attachment to the famed Bakesale Betty’s fried chicken sandwich and to the cheerful Temescal corner where it is currently housed. But in April, Betty will have a new way to serve her faithful patrons, a second location on the corner of West Grand and Broadway.