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Oakland Magazine

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

Shrines of Bicycles and Booze

Oakland has long tradition of makeshift roadside memorials featuring idiosyncratic symbols that honor the person who died.
April 19, 2017

Our Backyard: Opposite Directions

Oakland is now the Easy Bay’s undisputed leader in new housing development, while Berkeley is going backward.
March 24, 2017

Warthogs on the Loose

These youth rugby players have coaches who promote character, confidence, and teamwork on and off the field.
January 23, 2017