Mayor Libby Schaaf’s housing task forces considers a levy on market-rate housing, but developers warn about discouraging much-needed construction.
While the Alameda Labor Council and International Longshore and Warehouse Union Local 10 oppose coal exports in Oakland for environmental reasons, Teamsters Joint Council 7 says bring on the coal.
The former Oakland mayoral candidate rallies the community to help the Castlemont High School Football team, and it’s working.
Dine at the Sequoia Diner and snack on Peter’s Kettle Corn; shop locally at Beast Oakland or browse Vista Madera’s horsey shelves; and explore the Laurel Art Garden or take a class at The Taoist Center.
Gun enthusiasts have rallied in support of the longtime shooting range in the East Bay Regional Park District, but the park district is studying the noise and lead pollution.
The young Burger King worker says the extra $3 per hour he gets from Oakland’s new labor law allows him to support his family. Business owners are less enthused.
Can the city’s leading business organization be any more disconnected from the Oakland populace?
Two friends undertake a massive trekking project that takes them to the near and far-flung reaches of EBRP District lands.
The chambers of the Oakland City Council can be a very rough place. Public bickering between council members and full-throated soliloquies by angry residents are commonplace. At times, the difference between debating an ordinance and lobbing ordnance is difficult to discern. But, amid the swirling hurricane, seating in a sea of tranquility is City Clerk LaTonda Simmons, perhaps the most popular person at City Hall.
Oakland Councilmember Noel Gallo takes to the streets of his Fruitvale district to put safety at the forefront.