Before there was AC Transit or BART, there was the Key System. A privately-owned mass transit company that operated electric railcars, street cars, and ferries, the Key System linked ten East Bay cities and San Francisco, and it shaped the development of this area.
For nearly 30 years, a con artist named Alan Young has been living the high life around the Bay Area – on other people’s tabs. He pretends to be what he’s not – a member of a famous Motown group, like the Temptations or the Four Tops.
Welcome to Oakland North Radio, our audio podcast! You can’t talk about spring without talking about love. Reporter Tasneem Raja hit the streets for tales of heartache, heartburn, and one seventeen-year-old on why love is hazardous to your health.
Six locations in Oakland and Berkeley where March 4 demonstrations are scheduled to occur
On February 10, supporters of missing Fremont boy Hasanni Campbell will rally in front of the Oakland Police Department to call attention to his disappearance six months ago. Oakland North presents a timeline of key moments in the ongoing investigation.
The health reform bill the House of Representatives approved last month prints out at 2,014 pages, Oakland North asked a health policy expert to haul the whole pile to her office recently and examine it to see what practical impact its provisions might have on four local residents who face different health insurance situations.
A quick review of a few key numbers in the U.C. tuition controversy.
Three Trib reporters won a big award for their down-and-dirty series on Oakland’s child prostitutes today. You’d think the Trib would make it easy to find their story on its site. Not quite.
We’re making a map of East Bay businesses that have fallen under the recession axe. Got tips?
Peep this: Oakland North wants to know how you spent this glorious, sun-drenched day.
A crafty BART protest, machetes and mousetraps at Cafe Van Kleef, and $$ comfort food.
Martin Holden’s business card is kind of fug, but his books are gorgeous.
Pico Iyer, the travel writer and a decades-long acquaintance of the current Dalai Lama, has a new book about his old friend.
Deep Oakland project’s Stephanie Young reads her poetry at Studio One on April 3.