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 no legislation in place to regulate them. That changed in September, when the Oakland City Council passed an ordinance to develop permits for scooter companies.
As Oakland takes steps toward becoming an “age-friendly city,” District 3 residents shared how issues like high housing costs and access to transportation affect local seniors.
In the race for an open school board seat in District 4, newcomer Clarissa Doutherd and Oakland education veteran Gary Yee face off.
Kevin de León and members of Oakland’s Latino Task Force (LTF) held a campaign rally at Peralta Hacienda park in Fruitvale on September 22.
Ten communities from around the state are being selected for the deployment of air monitoring systems and community emissions reduction programs.