The cleanup was hosted by nonprofit environmental group Save the Bay as part of a series of restoration events held by them and others annually on Bay Day.
For the second Halloween season in a row, the Oakland Zoo hosted a “Sundown Spookfari.” The zoo staff opened up their grounds for families to stay overnight and learn about some of the animals.
At a time when the federal government does not support climate action, climate experts say local city efforts can mitigate warming and help the nation. Oakland has taken a lead role in local climate initiatives.
Billion-dollar dialysis companies and a labor union are spending tens of millions of dollars to sway Proposition 8 votes their way on Election Day. Health experts say the proposition is unlikely to improve care for dialysis patients and may put care out of reach for patients in low-income areas. But they also say risky practices in the industry put patients’ lives at risk.
Last year, the state of California experienced its most destructive and deadliest wildfire season on record. October is one of the highest-risk months of the year for wildfires in the state. Currently, fire departments and agencies are working to spread the message and give people the tools they need to prevent fires in the first place.
Despite cancer deaths declining over recent years, cancer has surpassed heart disease as the leading cause of death in Oakland and Alameda County.