Scott Morris

Sep 14, 2018

BART seeks to construct massive new mixed-use complex at Lake Merritt station

BART's Board of Directors has approved plans for a four-building housing, office and retail development around its Lake Merritt station. Read More

Aug 30, 2018
San Francisco Excelsior Sunnyside

Students safe after reports of shots fired at Balboa High School

Balboa High School was placed on lockdown after reports of a possible shooter on campus. Read More

Aug 15, 2018

Oakland leaders declare Section 8 landlord incentive program a success

Mayor Libby Schaaf said the new program incentivizing landlords to accept Section 8 vouchers has already housed 684 families. Read More

Aug 14, 2018

Community bike shop The Bikery burglarized, loses $20,000 in cash and bikes

The nonprofit shop is seeking the public's help in its recovery efforts. Read More

Aug 10, 2018

Judge rejects plea deal for Ghost Ship operators

A judge rejected a plea deal for the operators of the Ghost Ship warehouse, where a fire killed 36 people in 2016. Read More

Aug 01, 2018

Oakland's overflowing Tool Library seeks to expand into outdoor building

Bursting at the seams in their basement, the Friends of the Oakland Tool Library are hoping to open a shipping-container annex. Read More

Jul 26, 2018

Mandela Grocery Cooperative drops plans to move into former 99 Cents Only store

The West Oakland co-op will focus on other projects, including some remodeling. Read More

Jul 24, 2018

Suspect arrested in fatal stabbing at MacArthur BART station

John Lee Cowell, 27, was arrested for allegedly killing Nia Wilson and wounding her sister on Sunday. Read More

Jul 23, 2018

Police seek suspect in fatal BART stabbing

John Cowell is wanted in the stabbing of Nia Wilson and her sister at the MacArthur BART station. Read More

Jul 19, 2018

Oakland planners approve proposed Uptown office complex

The Eastline development would encompass more than three acres. Read More

Jul 17, 2018

Alameda County deportation defense program funded for another year

Last year, ACILEP represented 680 people in immigration court who could not afford an attorney. Read More

Jul 16, 2018
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Cannabis companies raise funds for girl targeted by 'Permit Patty'

A cannabis entrepreneur nicknamed "Permit Patty" called 911 because the girl was selling water without a permit. Read More

Jul 13, 2018

New California Trail exhibit opens at Oakland Zoo

Three years in the making, the Zoo's state wildlife exhibit is now open to the public. Read More

Jul 12, 2018

Mixed-use tower to replace car dealership near Lake Merritt

A 200-foot-tall residential tower with ground-floor retail will replace an Acura dealership. Read More

Jul 09, 2018

Group offers $300,000 reward to find construction site arsonists

Several residential structures under development in Oakland burned in 2016 and 2017. Read More

Jun 28, 2018

Boots Riley previews film for hometown audience

The writer-director took questions after a screening of his new film, "Sorry to Bother You." Read More

Jun 28, 2018

Oakland Department of Transportation kicks off summer paving initiative

The city's Department of Transportation aims to repave 25 miles of streets. Read More

Jun 25, 2018

Final chapter for Downtown's Laurel Book Store

Owner Luan Stauss nearly closed last year but decided to give it another go. Read More

Jun 13, 2018

In new study, EPA measuring lead levels in West Oakland soil

The study is the first of its kind to take place on the West Coast. Read More

Jun 04, 2018

Hundreds march to support sex workers, protest new federal law

Hundreds rallied in Oakland against federal legislation that led several websites to close. Read More

May 30, 2018

City to appeal judge's decision blocking coal ban at port

The city will appeal a judge's decision blocking enforcement of its coal ban at the Port of Oakland. Read More

May 23, 2018

African American Museum receives grant to digitize rare protest footage

AAMLO will receive nearly $20,000 to preserve rare films and audio that were donated in 1992. Read More

May 17, 2018

Local comics shop gets exclusive Oakland-themed Black Panther cover

The character became inextricably linked to Oakland with the movie's release this year. Read More

May 16, 2018

City lacks evidence to block coal shipments, judge finds

A developer planning to ship coal through the Port of Oakland may be able to proceed. Read More

May 16, 2018

City opens negotiations with A's over Coliseum purchase

The team is officially considering two different sites in Oakland for a new stadium. Read More