2019 brought a new group of student reporters to Oakland North from across the country and the globe. We covered a city that is always changing, but where tensions about city finances, policing, housing and the fate of the public schools run deep. We also produced three new episodes of our Tales of Two Cities podcast, which covers audio stories from Oakland and Richmond in collaboration with our sister site, Richmond Confidential. Click here to check out all episodes of the Tales of…
The Mobile Evaluation Team (MET), an expanding crisis response unit in Oakland, is one example of fledgling efforts to meet the city’s rising need for mental health crisis services.
At the Wood Street homeless encampment in West Oakland residents live in RVs and makeshift cabins but recently several have been served eviction notices.
On a quiet fall day, Noni Session parked next to a two-story apartment building in North Oakland. It was a simple, white mid-century structure with a turquoise door and grey trim on the windows. Across the street, a BART train whizzed by on its way to MacArthur Station. Session is the executive director of a nonprofit called East Bay Permanent Real Estate Cooperative, or EBPREC. Several months ago, the organization purchased this building in a bid to protect tenants after…
All 22 protesters arrested late Sunday in front of Oakland City Hall have been released from Santa Rita Jail as of late Tuesday night.
During the City Council meeting on November 4th, Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf broke the tie between members of City Council on whether, or not to proceed with a housing development project.
Oakland City Council Life Enrichment Committee draws a plan to address homelessness and help African American families who seem to be more vulnerable to the housing crisis.