A string of robberies in the Golden Gate neighborhood raises questions about the effectiveness of community policing five years after the passage of Oakland’s Measure Y.
Golden Gate residents hear officials from Oakland’s Redevelopment Agency explain how becoming part of a city redevelopment area could change the neighborhood.
At the Golden Gate Public Library on Tuesday night, a diverse group of young dancers celebrated Diwali, the Festival of Lights, continuing a tradition that is thousands of years old .
An ambitious east-west bike plan proposal set off agitated debate at a meeting Tuesday in North Oakland’s Longfellow district, where one speaker likened the neighborhood to a bride on her wedding day. The plan to remove medians, he said, is going “to take her dress, smear her make-up, shave her head, and pare her down to a tank top.”
This Friday, U.C. Berkeley’s Marchant Building in North Oakland will be cleared of tables, drawers, wooden chairs, a futon frame, sofas and office supplies. They’d like you to take it. As much as you want. Free. But bring a truck.
The streets around San Pablo were quiet in the late September sun last Wednesday afternoon. The shouts of kids playing jump rope at Berkeley-Maynard Academy, a charter elementary school, punctuated the quiet. Join the walk in these photo images.
After a recent spate of crime, Golden Gate neighbors refused to retreat into their homes, instead walking the area’s streets in a show of solidarity. But fighting a neighborhood crime problem isn’t always easy.