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Oakland Magazine

A New Fight for Civil Rights in Oakland

The Public Rights Project is bringing two recent Yale Law School grads to bolster Oakland’s capacity for civil rights litigation.
October 8, 2018

Using the Power of Hip-Hop

Oakland nonprofit Today’s Future Sound uses beat making to empower kids, veterans, and others.
October 5, 2018

Leaking Lead Found at Point Isabel

The popular dog park was once nicknamed Battery Park. The East Bay Regional Park District is looking into why.
October 3, 2018

In the Mayor’s Race, Will Oakland Become the Next Boston?

In the eyes of the nation, Libby Schaaf is considered the “the resistance,” but in Oakland, she might be the establishment Democrat voters don’t want this season.
October 1, 2018

Explaining Construction in the Produce Market and Waterfront Warehouse Districts

It’s sort of a mess there with major PG&E and other construction projects temporarily upending the neighborhoods.
September 5, 2018

The Fight for Oakland’s District 6

Many East Oakland voters continue to support Desley Brooks, but her opponents think she’s lost the ability to win.
September 3, 2018

Can Oakland Unified Fix Its Finances?

Facing an $80 million budget deficit over the next three years, OUSD’s leaders are looking for structural solutions.
August 3, 2018

Regina Jackson of EOYDC Takes Risks in the ‘Killer Corridor’

The dynamic CEO communicates clear expectations and then does whatever it takes to help kids succeed.
July 6, 2018

311 Comes to Oakland

The city finally added the widely adopted phone number for municipal complaints. But with rampant illegal dumping, Oakland’s complaint-driven approach has been criticized.
June 6, 2018

The California Trail at the Oakland Zoo Opens June 28

Bison, gray wolves, grizzlies, and other native California animals will roam the East Bay again.
June 4, 2018