A dozen candidates who want to be mayor of Oakland faced off Thursday night in a campaign debate at City Hall in which public safety was hot-button issue.
Pinball wizards in Oakland can rejoice, because they can now play the silver ball without worrying about being thrown in the slammer.
Transgender students that identify as female can now be considered for enrollment at Mills College, an all-female school in Oakland.
Firefighters have contained a four-alarm fire in Oakland that burned dozens of people out of their homes Wednesday evening.
Protesters against the police actions in Ferguson, Mo. as well as police killings of other suspects in California and other states gathered in Oakland on Wednesday. Some protesters unveiled a new tactic, by holding up mirrors in the faces of officers.
Four suspects have been arrested for a strong-armed robbery in East Oakland last week, police said Wednesday.
Oakland liquor store workers have fought back against an alleged serial thief after they say police refused to become involved.
Much like Ferguson, Missouri, the city of Oakland has been rocked in the past by civil unrest, both during the Occupy protests and also following the shooting of Oscar Grant. Mayor Jean Quan has her own reflections on how her city’s police department handles protests.
An Israeli-owned ship blocked by protesters from unloading its cargo for days at the Port of Oakland was finally unloaded early Wednesday morning, a longshoreman’s union spokesman said.
The nation’s largest trash hauler has filed a lawsuit claiming the city of Oakland illegally awarded a $1 billion contract to a local garbage company.