The lack of modern energy services, also referred to as energy poverty, is an ongoing issue in the Bay Area. But many organizations are working hard to make new energy options available to households.
Every month, a group of technology enthusiasts meet in an Oakland warehouse to build tiny self-driving cars. “DIY Robocars” was organized by Chris Anderson, who also runs drone company 3DR. While these cheap, disposable cars aren’t as sophisticated as the ones being developed by Tesla or Google, Anderson says that the advantage of using these “Robocars” is that there is lots of room to fail.
Oakland City Council passed a resolution last week that would urge Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E) to allow the city to set utility user taxes based on greenhouse gas pollution. The move comes as part of Councilmember Rebecca Kaplan’s efforts to combat climate change and pollution.
East Bay politicians, legal experts and Oakland voters are weighing in on the recent indictment of former advisors to President Donald Trump’s 2016 election campaign.
Piedmont Gardens is a senior living and retirement community in Oakland. In the spring of 2017, staff members introduced a honeybee sanctuary to the community’s outdoor rooftop garden.
Small business owners speak out about their efforts in obtaining government contracts in the council chambers at the Oakland City Hall. The city government was holding an event to discuss a new government study on race and gender disparities that evaluates the government’s contracting with small, minority-owned businesses.
Airbnb claims guests spent $22 million on local Oakland restaurants last year.
East Bay environmental groups are protesting against bills that would limit community choice energy programs.
Bay Area transportation experts discuss whether drivers should be charged for traffic, pollution and noise.
Oakland artists meet with city officials to discuss the new cultural plan.