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Oakland Magazine

Accelerating Toward Equity

Oakland wants low-income communities to benefit from bike- and car-sharing.
December 7, 2016

Fans Say: 'Rod, We’re for You'

The Alley’s Rod Dibble is expected back on the piano bench soon after a fall took him out of commission.
December 6, 2016

Unintended Consequences

Organized labor is using state environmental law to make developers hire union workers. California housing advocates call it “CEQA abuse.”
December 5, 2016

Our Backyard: Unnecessary Strife

Libby Schaaf made a mistake backing challengers to Rebecca Kaplan and Noel Gallo. It’s time for them to set aside their differences.
November 28, 2016

The Door to Narnia

Two naturalists promote the exceptional fauna of Lake Merritt, Oakland’s heart.
November 7, 2016

Big Soda's Campaign of Deception

Readers sound off on Measure HH, housing, and San Leandro.
October 31, 2016

Our Backyard: Cannabis Corruption

A plan by Councilmember Desley Brooks would not only harm the city’s cannabis trade but also set up a slush fund for her cronies.
October 27, 2016

Oakland Steers Away From Cars

Two recent decisions could help encourage smart growth, decrease greenhouse gas emissions, and reduce the cost of housing.
October 26, 2016

It’s All About That Belt

Oakland barber Tyrone Burns is on a mission to rid the city of sagging pants.
October 12, 2016

Oakland Council Races Are About Personality Politics

The main challengers in two Oakland City Council races this year have no real differences with the incumbents, except for their relationships to Mayor Libby Schaaf. And the challengers in the other three contests are having difficulty gaining traction.
October 3, 2016