How Serious is the Wild Fire Threat in the Oakland Hills?


How Serious is the Wild Fire Threat in the Oakland Hills?

Residents concerned, frustrated after loss of funding for prevention and reports of shoddy work by inspectors.

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Berkeley City Council to Consider Four Different Plans to Tackle Homelessness Crisis

Mayor's plan to address homelessness in Berkeley includes options for temporary relief as well as connections to permanent housing.


Oakland Police Commanders Who Buried Sex-Crime Scandal Investigation Were Later Promoted

Mayor Schaaf’s subsequent investigation of the mishandled case also fizzled and required federal court intervention.


Living Downstairs, or Lying?: Advocates Say Oakland Landlords Pretending to Reside in Apartments so as to Evict Tenants

In smaller buildings, property owners can move in (or fake to residing there) to circumvent rent control.


Letters of the Week: Warriors Commemorative Edition


Oakland Metro Operahouse Claims Harassment by a Neighbor, Who Says the Music Venue is Breaking the Law

Coupled with increased scrutiny following the Ghost Ship fire, the Metro's owners say finances are constricted.

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Protests, Arrests After Berkeley Approves Contentious Urban Shield Program

A city council vote to continue controversial police training programs was met with community outrage.


Alameda Renter Advocates Say Landlords Engaging in ‘Disinformation Campaign’ to Repeal Just-Cause Protections

The fight for just-cause protections in Alameda continues as a petition seeks to freeze those protections until November 2018.


Oakland to Congress: Investigate Trump's Impeachable Offenses

Oakland city council members Kalb and Guillen want to support Congress' investigation into, and possible impeachment of, President Trump.


Letters of the Week: Our Readers Chime in on Gentrification and the closure of Picán


Are the Golden State Warriors a Dynasty? Obviously.


Documentary Filmmaker Sebastian Junger Discusses How Hell on Earth Hurls Viewers into Syria’s Terrifying Chaos

The award-winning filmmakers latest documentary may not be an easy watch, but it’s a necessary one.


Oakland A's Minority Owners Purchase Downtown SRO After Previous Landlord Evicted Low-Income Tenants

New owners include an investor group known for operating boutique hotels and student dorms in high-end markets.


Buck Stops Nowhere: Oakland Unified School District Suffering From Multiple Vacancies in Key Finance Positions

The district faces steep budget deficits over the next two years.


Oakland's Only Nigerian Restaurant Was Set to Close, Until Community Rallied Behind Miliki

Miliki is here to stay after signing a new five-year lease.

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