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Oakland Magazine

He's the Man

Readers sound off on Dave Kaval, inspiring billboards, and the Oakland Raiders.

Towering Complexity

Terrence McGrath, developer of the first high-rise in Oakland’s Temescal district, gravitates toward difficult projects.

Shrines of Bicycles and Booze

Oakland has long tradition of makeshift roadside memorials featuring idiosyncratic symbols that honor the person who died.

Our Backyard: Opposite Directions

Oakland is now the Easy Bay’s undisputed leader in new housing development, while Berkeley is going backward.

Warthogs on the Loose

These youth rugby players have coaches who promote character, confidence, and teamwork on and off the field.

Stacked Containers Create Novel Spaces

From design to tenants, the MacArthur Annex feels a lot like Oakland.

What Makes the Miller So Merry?

Greetings from Oakland!

Co-Living the Open Door Way

It’s like being housemates with a common vision.

Accelerating Toward Equity

Oakland wants low-income communities to benefit from bike- and car-sharing.

Fans Say: 'Rod, We’re for You'

The Alley’s Rod Dibble is expected back on the piano bench soon after a fall took him out of commission.