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Sep 28, 2020
Oakland

Oakland Coliseum to become temporary voting center for 2020 election

Starting on Halloween, October 31, voters in Alameda County will be able to drop off ballots or vote in person at the Oakland Coliseum, up until Election Day on November 3. Read More

Dec 18, 2019
Oakland

A roundup of building permits filed last week in Oakland

Browse a roundup of building permits issued in the last week in Oakland. Read More

Dec 11, 2019
Oakland

A roundup of building permits issued last week in Oakland

Browse a roundup of building permits issued in the last week in Oakland. Read More

Dec 04, 2019
Oakland

82 building permits issued in Oakland last week

Browse a roundup of building permits issued in the last week in Oakland. Read More

Nov 27, 2019
Oakland

Permits for new construction projects issued in Oakland last week

Browse a roundup of building permits issued in the last week in Oakland. Read More

Nov 21, 2019
Oakland

Zooming in: A look at the construction projects in your Oakland neighborhood

Browse a roundup of building permits issued in the last week in Oakland. Read More

Nov 14, 2019
Oakland

Zooming in: A look at the construction projects in your Oakland neighborhood

Browse a roundup of building permits issued in the last week in Oakland. Read More

Nov 06, 2019
Oakland

Zooming in: A look at the construction projects in your Oakland neighborhood

Browse a roundup of building permits issued in the last week in Oakland. Read More

Oct 31, 2019
Oakland

175 building permits issued in Oakland last week

Browse a roundup of building permits issued in the last week in Oakland. Read More

Nov 05, 2018
Oakland

Oakland mayoral candidate Saied Karamooz pushes for public bank, police accountability

“My objective was to make people say, ‘Oh, look at this guy. He put all his [positions] on paper. I’m going to demand that from everybody else.'" Read More

Nov 02, 2018
Oakland

Running for re-election, Oakland mayor Libby Schaaf emphasizes Bay Area-wide solutions

Schaaf argues that she's the only candidate who can coordinate region-wide solutions to the housing crisis and homelessness. Read More

Oct 26, 2018
Oakland

Oakland mayoral candidate Cat Brooks aims to halt gentrification tide

“I’m running because I want to help stop what’s happening to Oakland," the candidate says. Read More

Oct 11, 2018
Oakland

Activist Oakland mayoral candidate aims to spotlight police reform

A single-issue candidate, activist Jesse A.J. Smith is running to draw attention to reforming the Oakland Police Department. Read More

Jul 17, 2018
Oakland

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

Jun 04, 2018
Oakland

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 16, 2018
Oakland

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 04, 2018
Oakland

City Council approves limit on single-use plastic straws

Oakland joins Malibu, Davis and San Luis Obispo, which have similar ordinances. Read More

Apr 23, 2018
Oakland

Saving net neutrality: there's still hope [Sponsored]

Sonic CEO Dane Jasper answers everything you wanted to know (but were afraid to ask) about net neutrality. Read More

Apr 19, 2018
Oakland

City Attorney Says Polluting Warehouse In Violation Of Court Order

The city won an injunction directing the warehouse's owner to cease all unpermitted operations. Read More

Apr 17, 2018
Oakland

Oakland Launches 3-1-1 Service To Report Public Maintenance Issues

Officials unveiled a new system for reporting problems that require immediate attention. Read More

Apr 12, 2018
Oakland

Councilmember Guillén Proposes Limits On Plastic Straws In Restaurants

If the ordinance passes, customers will only receive plastic straws upon request. Read More

Apr 04, 2018
Oakland

West Oakland Warehouse Ordered To Cease Unpermitted Waste Disposal

The warehouse operator is accused of intentionally venting toxic dust. Read More

Feb 01, 2018
Oakland

City Suing West Oakland Warehouse Operator Over Toxic Dust

According to city officials, the facility is intentionally polluting the neighborhood. Read More

Dec 08, 2017
Oakland

Impasse Looms In 4th Day Of Oakland City Worker Strike

Mayor Libby Schaaf intends to seek mediation, which could take months to resolve. Read More

Nov 08, 2017
Oakland

City Council Votes To Authorize Cannabis Sales, Consumption

If approved, the new rules will clear a path for recreational adult use in January. Read More