Mosswood

In the Temescal, businesses push for a Telegraph Avenue pothole fix

A particular stretch of road is causing controversy in North Oakland’s Temescal neighborhood. Five blocks, from 45th to 51st Street, are facing scrutiny due to a recent campaign by the Temescal Business Improvement District to...

Youth Alive! tries to break cycle of violence in Oakland

In a Castlemont High School classroom converted into a theater for the day, seven-year-old Junior returned home from school to face his parents after receiving a bad report card. “How the hell did you get...

Pastor Michael McBride speaks out against gun violence

In January, about a month after the massacre that left 27 people dead in Newtown, Connecticut, Vice President Joe Biden met with a group of 12 religious leaders to discuss national strategies to combat gun...
Residents of Temescal and surrounding neighborhoods met at Homeroom on Monday night to discuss a recent surge of criminal activity in the area.

Residents pack open forum to discuss crime surge in the Temescal area

An open forum Monday night at Homeroom in North Oakland drew nearly a hundred concerned residents who packed into the restaurant and onto the surrounding sidewalks to discuss the Temescal area’s recent surge in crime.

Thomas Peele on his new book, Your Black Muslim Bakery and Chauncey Bailey’s murder

When journalist Chauncey Bailey was gunned down in front of a downtown Oakland parking lot in August 2007 by a 19-year-old named Devaughdre Broussard, the shock of his murder made international headlines, and drew a...
Whooping Cough Clinic

Whooping cough “epidemic” has officials urging vaccines for both kids and adults

With whooping cough cases pushing record levels, county school and public health officials are promoting vaccination both for children and adults--especially any adults who have contact with babies. Eight infants have died of whooping cough...

Oakland celebrates National Night Out with 452 block parties

Carrying bowls of pasta salad, watermelon, and meat to grill, on Tuesday night people left their houses and streamed into hundreds of neighborhood gatherings being hosted throughout the city as part of National Night Out—a...
tray of vegetables

Mosswood neighbors swap their backyard surplus at weekly produce exchange

Are you just about done with all the summer squash coming out of your garden? Or been eyeing the neighbor’s plum tree, wishing you had some of your own? There’s a bench in North Oakland’s...

Mosswood garden dispute reflects the neighborhood’s uneasy change

In Mosswood Park's community garden, two local businessmen have installed a growing area that displays their new eco-technology. It's got vegetables, goldfish, and self-contained watering--and it's set off deep divisions among the neighbors.