Cyclists hoping to bike from Oakland to San Francisco might finally have an option someday.
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Tagged bay, Bay Bridge, bicycle, bike path, biking, bridges, Metropolitan Transportation Commission, MTC, pedestrian, pedestrian path, San Francisco, Treasure Island, Yerba Buena Island
At a flower farm in West Oakland, former foster youth are set to begin an internship program to learn about urban farming and running a small flower business.
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Tagged beyond emancipation, flowers, foster youth, green jobs, internships, job training, urban farm, urban farming, West Oakland
Animal Biome makes poop pills. Reporter Sarah Trent and her cat, Kafka, investigate how they work—and how they're made.
Cat Town held a cabaret fundraiser at East Bay Community Space, featuring musical pair Katzenduo.
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Tagged animal adoption, cabaret, cat adoption, Cat Town, cats, fundraiser, Katzenduo, Margaret Fondbertasse, Meghan Dibble, music, Oakland, oakland animal services, pets, Quinn White
Craftspeople all over the country are busy preparing for holiday sales. Many will make half their annual income in these final two months of the year. Hopefully, it's enough to make it through the slow...
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Tagged art, Chicano, Christina Cordova, craft fairs, Lisa Anderson Shaffer, Mano con Ojo, Zelma Rose
The city of Oakland implemented a new food vending program in 2017. But, how accessible is the industry to immigrant communities? And how does one family go about creating community through a food truck business?
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Tagged Aubrey Rose, downtown, Egypt, Emilia Otero, falafel, Food, food truck, Fruitvale, lonchera, Mamdouh Hassan, Maria Sanchez, Oakland food vending, Pamela Smith, Sayed El Hamaki, shelly garza, shrimp falafel, Shrimp Falafel Mix, The Unity Council
Only about half of foster youth graduate from high school, and of those students, only 20 percent make it to college. Franco’s goal for FConnect is to help them learn about resources that will help...
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Tagged bay area, beyond emancipation, California, Careers, chabot college, college, FConnect, foster care, foster youth, Joseph Franco, Laney College, national foster youth institute, NFTE, Oakland, PayPal
Tales of Two Cities reporters explore all things repurposed -- from buildings and bridges to names, Lyft rides, school meals, and cannabis.
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Tagged Bay Bridge, Cannabis Policy, Castlemont High School, feature, Kaine Cherry, Lyft, Oakland Cannery, OUSD, repurposing, The Hood Incubator, UC Berkeley
Funds raised by the tax would go toward solutions for Oakland’s increasing homelessness epidemic, and a quarter would be earmarked for addressing blight and illegal dumping.
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Tagged homeless, homelessness, James Vann, Measure W, Rebecca Kaplan, SPUR, Terner Center, vacant property tax
Animal rights activists from Direct Action Everywhere protested in Oakland after Whole Foods Market, owned by Amazon, filed a temporary restraining order against the group.
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Tagged Amazon, animal rights, Berkeley, direct action everywhere, free speech, Lake Merritt, Oakland, Whole Foods
Love them or hate them, electric scooters are now a regular sight on city streets across the nation. Since they first came to Oakland this summer, they’ve been operating in a legal gray area—there was...
Investigators are working to determine the cause of the most recent fire at a housing development construction site in Oakland.
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Tagged arson, Crime, Development, fire, Housing, ice house, Mayor Libby Schaaf, Oakland, Veronica barclay, West Oakland
Modern western societies have resisted to eat insects as a part of their daily diet. However, in recent years, a new trend has started to give way. This season, the Oakland Coliseum offers crickets as...
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Tagged crickets, environment, Food, insects, Oakland, Oakland A's, Oakland Coliseum, Raiders, Sports
No one is taking credit for distributing what some call "misleading" signs in Oakland corner stores but community board members may take legal action anyway.
A state bill allowing cooks to sell their homemade meals passed, but Alameda County remains undecided on the issue.
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Tagged Alameda County Health Department, California Homemade Food Act, commercial kitchen, Food, home cooking, Homemade Food Operations Act, Josephine, Kitchener
BART officials face pushback by privacy and civil rights group after proposing new security measures in response to crime at stations, including the death of Nia Wilson this past summer.
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Tagged ACLU, BART, bay area, Bevan Dufty, electronic frontier foundation, ICE, MacArthur BART, NCRIC, Nia Wilson, Oakland Privacy, surveillance, technology, transportation