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.
Mental health and relaxation professionals across Oakland say they are seeing heightened levels of election-related stress and anxiety among the city’s residents.
On a Thursday morning, the slate-gray plaza is peppered with about a dozen black tables and chairs, some occupied, some conspicuously empty. Near a wood-topped concrete bench are two concrete planters, each hosting a handful of well-spaced shrubs and spiky plants. The building behind those planters houses chains both local and national (1st United Credit Union, Great Clips, and Philz Coffee) and the building behind them houses the main attraction of the plaza: a Safeway. The plants seem to be…
Democrat Hillary Clinton conceded the presidential race at 11:40 pm Pacific time; Republican Donald Trump has been elected president of the United States.
On Election Day 2016, Oakland North photographers roamed the city. They captured images of voters at the polls, last minute campaign pushes, volunteers phone banking efforts, watch parties and other political scenes from across the city.
On his lunch break on election day, James Chen walked into Plank, the bowling alley, beer garden and arcade in Jack London Square in Oakland, and asked for a free game card worth $10. Chen showed the cashier his “I Voted” sticker.
On Thursday night, an intimate audience gathered at Pro Arts Gallery for a show called Executive Order Karaoke. There, they sang classic karaoke songs with lyrics from President Obama’s executive orders.
Bakers come together to raise money and awareness for mental health issues at the Depressed Cake Shop pop-up event at Creative Growth Art Center in Uptown Oakland on Saturday afternoon.
On Friday, Betti Ono hosted a celebration of its sixth anniversary and of its current exhibit, “Viral: 25 Years after Rodney King,” which runs until October 22. The exhibition traces the history of police violence against African Americans.
Since leaving their space on Telegraph Avenue in 2015, Oakland arts organization Rock Paper Scissors Collective has been working nomadically while searching for a new space to rent.
Oakland and Berkeley Public Libraries co-hosted Dioram-Off, a book-themed diorama competition, at Actual Cafe in North Oakland on Wednesday.
Cat lovers gathered to support local nonprofit Cat Town at Meow at the Moon, a fundraiser event that took place Saturday at Oakland’s Frank Ogawa Plaza and City Hall.
The third-annual Black-Eyed Pea Festival, a daylong celebration of African-American history and culture, took place at Oakland’s Mosswood Park on Saturday.
12 recent graduates of San Jose State University’s Master of Fine Arts program participated in the “Minted” exhibit, which opened at Pro Arts Gallery in downtown Oakland on September 2.