Top Oakland news: Crowds gather for illegal sideshows: PD; groups ask OUSD to stop closures; more

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By Hoodline - Published on April 01, 2020.

Here's the most recent top news you may have missed in Oakland.

Crowds of 450 gather in Oakland for illegal sideshows during coronavirus pandemic

Despite the need to social distance and a statewide shelter-in-place, Oakland police said that about 450 people gathered over the weekend to watch drivers perform dangerous and illegal stunts.

Read the full story on KTVU Fox 2.

Longshoreman killed at Port of Oakland

A longshoreman died early Tuesday morning after falling off a ship at the Port of Oakland.

Read the full story on East Bay Times.

Daughter’s ‘heart is shattered into a trillion pieces’ following mother’s COVID-19 death in Oakland

The daughter of a Bay Area woman who died from coronavirus wants her death to be a “wake-up call” for anyone in the public who may still be reluctant to accept COVID-19’s danger.

Read the full story on The Mercury News.

Groups call for OUSD to suspend planned school closures, mergers

A group of Oakland activists and parents on Tuesday called on the Oakland Unified School District to suspend all proposed school closures, mergers and charter school co-locations until the novel coronavirus outbreak has ended.

Read the full story on NBC Bay Area.

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Jun 16, 2021

Director of the Oakland Museum of California discusses the $18M renovation to the museum campus

The Oakland Museum reopens to the public this weekend, starting June 18, after many months of total closure, and they're unveiling a $17.8 million renovation of the campus and sculpture garden that's been five years in the making. Read More

Jun 04, 2021

Bay Area day trips: Summertime in Alameda County

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Jun 02, 2021

SF social club The Battery is buying Oakland's historic Bellevue Club

The 92-year-old private social club on Lake Merritt, the Bellevue Club (525 Bellevue Ave.), is being sold to San Francisco-based club The Battery, for an East Bay expansion.  Read More

May 21, 2021

Questions surrounding masks, vaccine booster shots, and upcoming Oakland events mount

There's been a lot of talk about whether or not you should wear a mask if you're vaccinated, and there have been questions recently about booster shots for those who received the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines. Vaccination status may end up being a key factor in whether Oaklanders can attend upcoming, large events like Pride. Read More