Red “Rapid” signs adorn bus stops across the Bay Area, and there will be more of these stations coming soon to Oakland.
Sacred Wheel, an unpretentious cheese shop in Temescal, offers a funky menu featuring Pabst Blue Ribbon tomato soup, pickled eggs, and a Sriracha-infused sloppy Joe on what the menu calls “the trashiest bun we could find.” The eclectic menu is mirrored in the décor (a toy dinosaur with a chunk of cheese in its jaws presides over the cheese counter), and the staff (nearly all employees have a caricature of themselves on the wall, and the staff are decorated with…
As many as 170 people were arrested in Oakland after protests erupted in the days following a grand jury decision in Missouri to not indict the officer responsible for the death of Michael Brown. Over three nights, arrests were made in connection with vandalism in the Temescal and downtown areas, as well as attempts to shut down local freeways.
Large crowd fills Oakland City Council meeting about Lake Merritt development, Oakland Zoo expansion
Hundreds attended and spoke at the Oakland City Council meeting at which councilmembers discussed and eventually passed the Lake Merritt Station Area Plan and the Oakland Zoo Conservation Easement.
To determine how much the Oakland mayoral candidates spent to earn your first-choice vote, Oakland North analyzed what they spent and how many votes they got in this year’s election.
Oakland City Councilmember Libby Schaaf was leading in the early returns in the mayoral race late Tuesday.
When the polls closed tonight, Oakland candidates and their supporters gathered to celebrate the results and their hard work.
Oakland North examines the fundraising results — and the spending — of the Oakland mayoral candidates.
Oakland city councilmember at-large Rebecca Kaplan was the first out lesbian elected to office in Oakland when she joined the city council in 2008. Now, at age 44, she has another goal for change: to become Oakland’s mayor.
Former State Senator Don Perata, a longtime powerful leader in the California legislature endorsed Port of Oakland commissioner Bryan Parker, for mayor of Oakland.
“Hey hey, ho ho, it’s time to pass the TPO!” The chant rang out in front of Oakland City Hall, inside the building itself, and in the city council chambers as marchers in support of the Tenant Protection Ordinance made their way to Tuesday night’s council meeting. At the council’s final meeting before the November election, they considered the Tenant Protection Ordinance, passed another ordinance that will protect unaccompanied minors at risk of deportation, and discussed updates on the Coliseum…
Ranked choice voting, also known as instant run off voting, changed the face of the 2010 Oakland mayoral election. As 2014 elections approach, many of this year’s mayoral candidates are approaching their campaigns with the new system in mind.
BART commuters experienced a system-wide delay Thursday morning as the BART Police Department investigated a report of a man with a gun possibly boarding a train. BART spokesperson Alicia Trost said a rider called shortly before 8 a.m., reporting possibly having seen a man with a gun outside the Richmond BART station. The rider thought the man might have gotten on a train at the station. Trost said BART police calculated which train he would have boarded, based on the…
Volunteers for the 30th annual Creek to Bay Day clean up Oakland’s Martin Luther King Jr. Regional Shoreline.
The Three Feet for Safety law went into effect this week and meets with mixed reviews.
New BART Watch app allows patrons to report disturbances, crimes in progress, vandalism and panhandling.