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Oakland Magazine

Our Backyard: History Diminished

Contra Costa County selected its first black female district attorney. But the decision was marred by plagiarism and politics.
September 28, 2017

Garbage Out

Plans to move California Waste Solutions appear to have stalled amid increasing neighbor complaints of trash, stench, and rats at its West Oakland facility.
August 30, 2017

Wait for the Ferry in Style

Greetings from Oakland!
August 18, 2017

Merritt’s Merits

Readers sound off the reshaping of Lake Merritt, the city's recycling contract, and the real causes of gentrification.
August 17, 2017

Oakland Gets Its Trees Back

How a busy septuagenarian inspired the city’s reforestation.
July 19, 2017

Oakland’s Bubbliest Ride

Each Sunday in downtown, Bubbles Not Bullets joyfully promotes nonviolence.
June 14, 2017

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.
May 31, 2017

The Old Brickpile

Greetings from Oakland!
May 24, 2017

He's the Man

Readers sound off on Dave Kaval, inspiring billboards, and the Oakland Raiders.
May 16, 2017

Towering Complexity

Terrence McGrath, developer of the first high-rise in Oakland’s Temescal district, gravitates toward difficult projects.
May 3, 2017