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Oakland Magazine

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.

A Win-Win

Just when you thought you knew everything, everybody, and all things Oakland and the East Bay, the annual Best Of issue comes along to prove otherwise.

The Old Brickpile

Greetings from Oakland!

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.