Activists were set to rally in Oakland Monday to mark the beginning of the Florida trial of George Zimmerman, a neighborhood watch volunteer charged with second-degree murder for the shooting death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin last year.
Oakland fire officials were struggling to prevent a three-alarm fire on the 2500 block of 73rd Avenue near Bancroft from spreading Saturday afternoon.
Oakland officials will throw a car-free party on Sunday to celebrate recent improvements at Lake Merritt to make it more scenic as well as more accessible for pedestrians and bicyclists.
A man who was fatally shot by a police officer in East Oakland last week after he allegedly brandished a gun was identified by police Friday as 22-year-old Bernard Peters Jr. of San Francisco.
Engineers say the new span of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge would be able to handle a large earthquake much better than its aging counterpart which was damaged by the Loma Prieta temblor in 1989.
A vehicle struck a fire hydrant and then fled the scene in East Oakland Friday morning, according to fire officials.
A judge today granted a temporary restraining order that allows an Oakland charter school that has high-achieving students but allegedly engaged in financial improprieties to keep operating for now.
Adam Rosales hit a two-out homer in the top of the 10th inning, and the Oakland Athletics had a season high four home runs in a 5-4 win over the Chicago White Sox on Thursday night.
Piedmont residents, concerned about the uptick in burglaries in adjacent Oakland, will have cameras installed to keep track of every car coming into the town.
While the youth unemployment rate is around 17 percent, there are some programs in the Bay Area helping young people get a job this summer.