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Oakland Magazine

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.

Unintended Consequences

Organized labor is using state environmental law to make developers hire union workers. California housing advocates call it “CEQA abuse.”

Our Backyard: Unnecessary Strife

Libby Schaaf made a mistake backing challengers to Rebecca Kaplan and Noel Gallo. It’s time for them to set aside their differences.

The Door to Narnia

Two naturalists promote the exceptional fauna of Lake Merritt, Oakland’s heart.