Mike Wang, an employee at California Canoe and Kayak, explains how he developed an affinity for water and how he continues to enjoy water sports with his work, including paddling into the office.
Oakland’s Public Safety Committee will decide Tuesday evening on whether to recommend to the full city council a ban on using bullhooks on elephants—a move a circus spokesman said could keep circuses from performing in Oakland.
A second night of protests in Oakland started peacefully but became aggressive, with looting, vandalism, and fires in the streets in the Temescal and in Emeryville.
Oakland is feeling the effects of protests that swept the city after Monday night’s news from Ferguson. Vandalised businesses are boarded up, some closed. The police department announced that 43 were arrested during Monday’s protests.
The Alameda County Registrar of Voters recently released a map that casts a new light on the recent mayoral race in Oakland, which suggests that the outcome was more complex than a simple winner and loser.
A 53-acre conservation easement for a 56-acre expansion for the Oakland Zoo into Knowland Park, home to some of the last pristine grassland remaining in California, is up for a vote at the Oakland City Council meeting.
Crowds came to the Fruitvale Village to celebrate the sacred Latin American holiday Dia de los Muertos, the Day of the Dead on the first Sunday of November.
As results from Tuesday’s election continue to come in, mayoral candidate Libby Schaaf claims an early lead in first choice voting. Additionally, Measures N, Z, BB and FF all receive the necessary votes to pass.
We followed Oakland mayoral candidates Courtney Ruby, Joe Tuman, Bryan Parker and Mayor Jean Quan for a day on the campaign trail and documented what they are doing in their final push before Tuesday’s election.
As morning traffic sped down Telegraph one morning a few days ago, a high school student named Alesha was in a group of local people publicly pleading for passage this November of a 1/2 percent county sales tax increase called Measure BB.
Oakland educators took to the streets in protest yesterday. At one intersection in North Oakland, one teacher appeared with signs and a neon shirt, then a few others, who brought more signs, as well as snacks. Half an hour later forty teachers and substitutes rallied at Broadway and 51st street.
The American Planning Association recognized Oakland’s Uptown neighborhood as one of the “Great Places in America” in a ceremony yesterday. In the warm afternoon sun, APA Board of Directors member Kurt Christiansen and Hing H. Wong, president-elect of the organization’s California chapter, lauded the neighborhood’s homegrown artistry, entrepreneurialism and diversity. They also praised its revitalizing planning efforts, which have been 15 years in the making. “As a teenager, I lived less than a mile from this location and have seen…