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Oakland Magazine

Oakland Loses a Part of Its History

Neglected by the city for decades, the historic Miller Avenue library that first opened in 1918 was destroyed in a fire on Feb. 28 and is now gone forever.
May 7, 2018

About Paideia

Readers share their thoughts on our November issue.
December 21, 2017

Closing the Books

For a variety of reasons, Oakland schools have been shelving traditional textbooks in favor of other learning tools.
December 21, 2017

Our Backyard: Oakland’s Real Estate Is Red Hot

But not everyone is benefiting.
December 7, 2017

Costlier Construction

Building in Oakland is getting a lot more expensive as developers take on higher security costs to prevent arson.
December 4, 2017

Laney Builds Tiny Houses

Oakland City Councilmember Abel Guillen may take a prototype on the road to promote a new form of housing for homeless people.
October 11, 2017

Hacking Insulin

An Oakland group of scientists and laypeople want to make insulin affordable to everyone.
October 4, 2017

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