Will Callan

Feb 27, 2019

Oakland YWCA building a symbol of Julia Morgan’s relationships with powerful women

Julia Morgan’s relationship with philanthropist Phoebe Hearst led to commissions from the YWCA that would span her career. Read More

Feb 12, 2019

Residents safe after 2-alarm house fire near Piedmont Ave.

A neighbor called in the fire, then helped the residents out of the house. Read More

Feb 11, 2019

Despite disaster, Julia Morgan's home for 'incurables' rose with Oakland community's efforts

Raising money in stages over a decade, Oaklanders worked together to get Morgan's King’s Daughters Home built in the wake of the 1906 earthquake. Read More

Feb 04, 2019

Julia Morgan-designed Mills bell tower counts down to its 115th anniversary

The Mills College bell tower made architect Julia Morgan world-famous for her use of reinforced concrete. It turns 115 this spring. Read More

Jan 16, 2019
San Francisco Outer Sunset Parkside

Solving the mystery of Ocean Beach's lone whale tail

A dead whale's tail has washed up on Ocean Beach, without any other signs of its carcass. Here's how it got there. Read More

Nov 16, 2018

With a street-food focus, Co Nam debuts Oakland outpost this weekend

It's modeled after Vietnam's quan nhau, which owner Trung Nguyen likens to Japanese izakayas. Read More

Nov 09, 2018
San Francisco

Transit-obsessed hobbyist debuts newest map: San Francisco’s cable car system, circa 1892

The NYC attorney’s new map depicts San Francisco’s public transportation system before seismic shifts and corporate mergers restructured it entirely. Read More

Oct 11, 2018

Something's stirring at Telegraph Avenue's pink Hooper's Chocolates house

The iconic pink house has had a wild ride since closing in 2011. Here's a look at its history, and what might be next. Read More

Sep 19, 2018

Hobbyist's map offers glimpse into lost routes of East Bay's 1920s streetcars

Using archival information, attorney Jacob Berman mapped the rail lines that once connected Oakland, Piedmont, Berkeley, and Alameda. Read More

Jun 27, 2018
San Francisco Inner Richmond Outer Richmond

Richmond district restaurateur completes renovations

Buffalo Burger and Royal Ground Coffee are now connected via a pass-through. Read More

Jun 18, 2018
San Francisco Inner Richmond Outer Richmond

Chomp N' Swig relocates, launches fundraiser

The owner must make the bathroom ADA-compliant before he can sell beer and wine. Read More

Feb 02, 2018

'Relic & Montclair Estates' Shutters, Reappears In Nearby Pop-Up

An unexpected rent increase forced the antique shop to move into a shoe store down the street. Read More

Jan 26, 2018

'Underwood Bar & Café' Reopens With New Menu, Vision

"We're going to let the community speak to us and guide who we are," said executive chef Adam Hinojosa. Read More

Oct 06, 2017

'Pita Pocket' Fills Long-Empty Temescal Storefront

The no-frills Mediterranean spot will offer pitas, salads, milkshakes and fresh-squeezed OJ. Read More

Oct 04, 2017

Piedmont Ave. Curio Shop Reserves Space For Local Makers

Relic and Montclair Estates is setting aside 1/4 of its shop for Oakland artisans. Read More

Sep 22, 2017

'Copper Spoon' To Bring Its Oakland-Focused Cuisine To Broadway Next Month

Two former food truckers and a dancing chef are bringing locally inspired dishes and drinks to the former Art's Crab Shak. Read More

Aug 28, 2017

‘The Kon-Tiki’ Eyes October Opening In Former 'Longitude' Location

"There's no excuse to make a bad cocktail," said owner and bartender Christ Aivaliotis. Read More

Aug 25, 2017

'Belotti Ristorante' Expands To Piedmont Ave.

The award-winning Rockridge restaurant is opening a pasta shop in the former Grégoire location. Read More

Aug 15, 2017

Downtown Oakland A Retail Dead Zone, Say Struggling Merchants

"People get into their routines and they don’t walk around and see who’s here," said Laurel Book Store owner Luan Strauss. Read More

Aug 09, 2017

Dimond District's 'Café 3016' To Close On Sunday

Owners Edwin and Amber Poon are closing so he can concentrate on his health. Read More

Aug 04, 2017

Proposed Temescal Beer Garden Enters 2nd Public Comment Period

Interested parties can submit comments on the revised plan until August 21st. Read More

Aug 04, 2017

E.M. Wolfman Bookstore Opens 2nd Location In Longfellow

The bookstore-in-a-shipping-container officially opens on August 13th. Read More

Aug 01, 2017

Fruitvale's 'The Half Orange' Shutters Wednesday

Owner Jay Porter said he's looking for a buyer who shares his commitment to the neighborhood. Read More

Jun 30, 2017

'Roses' Taproom' Debuts In Temescal With Neighborhood Party

The taproom is “the space we wanted to drink in, because we didn’t think it existed yet," said co-owner Luke Janson. Read More