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Oakland Magazine

Our Backyard: Oakland’s Real Estate Is Red Hot

But not everyone is benefiting.

Costlier Construction

Building in Oakland is getting a lot more expensive as developers take on higher security costs to prevent arson.

Laney Builds Tiny Houses

Oakland City Councilmember Abel Guillen may take a prototype on the road to promote a new form of housing for homeless people.

Hacking Insulin

An Oakland group of scientists and laypeople want to make insulin affordable to everyone.

Our Backyard: History Diminished

Contra Costa County selected its first black female district attorney. But the decision was marred by plagiarism and politics.

Garbage Out

Plans to move California Waste Solutions appear to have stalled amid increasing neighbor complaints of trash, stench, and rats at its West Oakland facility.

Wait for the Ferry in Style

Greetings from Oakland!

Merritt’s Merits

Readers sound off the reshaping of Lake Merritt, the city's recycling contract, and the real causes of gentrification.

Oakland Gets Its Trees Back

How a busy septuagenarian inspired the city’s reforestation.

Oakland’s Bubbliest Ride

Each Sunday in downtown, Bubbles Not Bullets joyfully promotes nonviolence.