Beginner and intermediate chess clinic for all ages at the West Oakland Branch Library. Adults come from 1-3 p.m. and children from 3-5 p.m. Parents are encouraged to participate. Sign up is mandatory.
With skyrocketing rents throughout the Bay Area and a lack of university housing, Cal students are facing an unprecedented housing crunch — and new rules proposed by the city could make their lives worse.
After Oakland failed for a decade to protect the public and firefighters from hazardous materials, the state stripped the city of these duties. And now investigators are looking into illegal shipments of toxic waste and the misuse of public funds.
In the name of stopping child trafficking, Oakland has endorsed an initiative that further criminalizes adult prostitution — even though San Francisco rejected the same program over fears it would endanger sex workers.