But not everyone is benefiting.
Building in Oakland is getting a lot more expensive as developers take on higher security costs to prevent arson.
Oakland City Councilmember Abel Guillen may take a prototype on the road to promote a new form of housing for homeless people.
An Oakland group of scientists and laypeople want to make insulin affordable to everyone.
Contra Costa County selected its first black female district attorney. But the decision was marred by plagiarism and politics.
Plans to move California Waste Solutions appear to have stalled amid increasing neighbor complaints of trash, stench, and rats at its West Oakland facility.
Greetings from Oakland!
Readers sound off the reshaping of Lake Merritt, the city's recycling contract, and the real causes of gentrification.
How a busy septuagenarian inspired the city’s reforestation.
Each Sunday in downtown, Bubbles Not Bullets joyfully promotes nonviolence.