The 34 body bags symbolize the 33 deaths that protesters say occurred in Santa Rita Jail, plus the death of Jessica St. Louis.

Protesters call for audit of Alameda County Sheriff’s Office

Protesters marched from Glenn Dyer jail to the Alameda County Administration Building to advocate for an audit of the Alameda County Sheriff's Office.
Jazmyn Brown leads SHADE Movement's Human Trafficking 101 workshop.

Survivors of human trafficking take the lead on teaching about ‘modern day slavery’

“I always was ashamed, and I always thought of myself as a prostitute,” said Elizabeth Quiroz. “But now that I know this, I’m educating myself. That’s not what happened. I was a victim. Now I’m...
Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf delivers a 20 minute State of the City address on Tuesday night. Photo by Ali DeFazio

Mayor Schaaf delivers State of the City address to a sparse audience

Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf touted her accomplishments on housing, crime reduction, and education during her State of the City address, which only had a small audience.
City of Oakland staffers and volunteers set up for the latest listening session of the Livable Oakland initiative at the West Oakland Senior Center on Saturday, September 29.

City officials gather community input on issues facing seniors in Oakland

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.
Teachers and students demonstrating for a new contract outside of Oakland International High School.

Oakland teachers protest amidst fraught contract negotiations

As the teachers' union and school district continue contract negotiations, teachers across Oakland demonstrated last week to demand smaller class sizes and a pay raise be included in the new contract.
A Village resident, Tim, walks across the burnt area of the encampment.

After fire, homeless residents of The Village have bigger concerns

Watch how residents of The Village, a homeless encampment in East Oakland, are recovering after a fire displaced 37 people. And see how a fire is the least of residents' worries in the coming months.
De León ends his speech, joined by members of Oakland's Latino Task Force.

Kevin de León and Oakland’s Latino Task Force hold campaign rally at Peralta Hacienda park

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.
Principal Betlach leads a staff meeting at Elmhurst Community Prep.

As schools struggle with turnover, an East Oakland middle school keeps its teachers

“Teachers keep themselves here,” Principal Betlach says. “Not in the sense that we don’t do anything, but at the end of the day, it’s on them.”
Posters and artwork honoring Nia Wilson, the 18-year-old fatally stabbed at the MacArthur BART station in July, are still posted two months later as BART officials figure out how to strengthen security without violating riders' civil rights.

BART officials face pushback due to newly proposed security measures

BART officials face pushback by privacy and civil rights group after proposing new security measures in response to crime at stations, including the death of Nia Wilson this past summer.