Bike thefts at BART stations spiked dramatically this summer, according to the latest BART Quarterly Report, as thieves have targeted vulnerable cable lock devices.
More than 100 people attended a Wednesday night vigil for Jahi McMath, a 13-year-old girl who has been declared brain dead at Children’s Hospital after underground a routine tonsil surgery.
The number of petitions and applications filed to the Rent Adjustment Program (RAP) rose by less than 6 percent last fiscal year, a steep drop from the year before that drew criticism from community members who said poor outreach is partly to blame.
Residents came to Youth Uprising Saturday where volunteers and Oakland Police officials processed handguns and assault riffles people turned in voluntarily. The gun buyback event ended with an unofficial count of 145 guns received in about six hours.
The Alameda County Juvenile Hall is in the planning stages of creating a girl’s camp to provide stability to victims of sexual exploitation and other at-risk youth.
Servers at Century Buffet on International Boulevard were working twelve-hour days, six days a week, and being paid far below minimum wage, according to the Alameda County District Attorney.
The quiet but vibrant Telegraph Avenue in the northwest side of Temescal is lined with busy coffee shops, small candlelit restaurants and thrift shops. It is a prime location for mugging — mostly cell phone snatching — in a neighborhood that is seeing robberies go up. The response to these crimes is dividing the neighborhood.
Families and volunteers in colorful dresses filled the galleries and gardens at the Oakland Museum of California on Sunday afternoon for the 19th Annual Day of the Dead Community Celebration.
Almost a full week of negotiations unraveled Thursday afternoon when union workers and BART management came to a stalemate and talks ended in the threat of a strike set to commence at midnight Thursday.