Oakland Opens Two Respite Centers to Offer Relief from Unhealthy Air QualityThe city of Oakland on Friday opened two locations for residents seeking relief from the unhealthy air quality resulting from ongoing wildfires in the region.
Oakland Cancels All Events Of 1,000+ At City-Owned Venues Through End Of MarchThe city of Oakland has cancelled all events with 1,000 or more people in city-owned venues until the end of March, city officials said Wednesday.
4 Oakland Churches to Offer Overnight Parking for Homeless Living in CarsHomeless people living in their cars in Oakland will now have a few new places to park overnight, hassle-free.
Oakland Lake Merritt Homeless Encampment Cleanup ContinuesFriday was the day for one of the largest homeless camps by Oakland's Lake Merritt to come down despite the objection of homeless advocates.
City Clears Out Homeless Camp in East OaklandCity of Oakland crews on Thursday cleared out a large, problem-plagued homeless camp in east Oakland that was the site of two large fires and at least one homicide last fall.
PR Firm Survey Ranks Oakland Among Unhappiest Cities for WorkersOakland came in second to last on a list of 50 cities ranked by how happy their employees are. The only place home to unhappier workers is New York, according a list compiled by workplace insight platform Kununu.
Oakland Sues Debris-Hauling Company for Blowing Toxic Dust Into NeighborhoodA lawsuit charges that Santos Engineering is intentionally blowing dust from construction debris into a West Oakland neighborhood, allowing contaminated water to flow into the city's storm water system.
Oakland Mayor, Striking City Workers Agree to Begin MediationNegotiators for the city of Oakland and the larger of two striking unions have agreed to try to settle the strike in mediation starting Monday.
Warriors Agree To Reimburse Oakland $800K For Victory Parade ExpenseThe Golden State Warriors announced Thursday that they are paying nearly $800,000 to reimburse the city of Oakland for costs related to June's parade after the team won the NBA championship.
Oakland Auctions Tickets To NBA Finals Game 5 To Benefit Young EntrepreneursThe 2 tickets are luxury mezzanine seats. Bids must be in by 10 a.m. Monday.
Oakland Crime Rate Steadily Drops As Cops Focus On Violent Offenders, Police Chief SaysWhile daily headlines may not reflect it, crime in Oakland is down, including the murder rate and armed robberies, according to Oakland Interim Police Chief Sean Whent - who credits the department’s focus on the city’s worst offenders.
Oakland City Services Halted As Employees Hold 1-Day StrikeMost city of Oakland services were stopped Monday because of a one-day strike by unions representing 2,470 city employees.
New Bay Bridge Span May Improve Oakland's ImageIt’s been called the step-child of the mighty Bay Bridge: the East Bay span sees no crowds of tourists taking snapshots, but they may remember the segment that failed.
Court Monitor 'Dismayed' By Lack Of Progress In OPD ReformA court-appointed monitor has told a federal judge that the Oakland Police Department has shown a disturbing decline in progress in carrying out reforms mandated in the settlement of a 12-year-old civil rights lawsuit.
Oakland Mayor Likely To Survive Recall PushEmbattled Oakland Mayor Jean Quan appears likely to survive a pair of recall efforts which have been aimed at her for much of the past year.