Oakland

Man slain in West Oakland identified

OAKLAND — A 63-year-old man fatally shot Friday morning near his West Oakland home was identified by police Monday as Gary Storm.<p>No motive had been …

Alameda

Four Arrests Made In Muni Strong-Arm Robberies

SAN FRANCISCO (BCN)<p>Four arrests have been made in an investigation of a recent series of strong-arm robberies on San Francisco Muni buses, according to police.<p>The robberies, described as "brutal" by the San Francisco Police Muni Task Force, took place on buses in the city's Tenderloin, southern, …

Crime

Man survives shooting in East Oakland

OAKLAND — A 35-year-old man survived a shooting Saturday in East Oakland, police said.<p>The gunfire rang out around 9:15 p.m. as the man drove his car …

Crime

The Last Time Oakland Considered Building A Stadium Near Lake Merritt

The Oakland A’s have been making some noise about building a new stadium in Oakland and have picked out three possible spots: Howard Terminal near …

Alameda

New Web Series 'The North Pole' Tackles Gentrification in Oakland

What do evil-looking polar bears and the North Pole have to do with Oakland, California?<br>Well, “The North Pole”, a new comedic web series, can …

Alameda

Former Oakland football star, charged as an adult in juvenile armed robbery case, to be released

<b>Like our Facebook page for more conversation and news coverage from the East Bay and beyond.</b>OAKLAND — In a few weeks, former McClymonds High School …

Crime

Bright Sparks: While the Oakland Fire Department Takes Heat, a New Generation of Firefighters Comes of Age

New recruits don’t have to wait long before Oakland gives them some hands-on experience. When the call finally comes in, he almost misses it.…

Ghost Ship

2 children killed, 2 adults injured in horrific Oakland car crash

Two young boys were killed and three adults were injured Wednesday evening in a two-car crash at an intersection in East Oakland.<p>The wreck happened at 8:45 p.m. at 55th Avenue and International Boulevard, according to police and fire officials.<p>The two children were taken by ambulance to Children’s …

Alameda

6 hospitalized in multi-vehicle crash in East Oakland

- Oakland Police Department has temporarily shut down International Boulevard from 5300 to 5700 block at 55th Avenue due to a multiple-vehicle …

Alameda

Ghost Town Brewing Expanding Into Larger West Oakland Taproom

OaklandPhoto: Ghost Town BrewingThe beer makers at Ghost Town Brewing are expanding their operation by opening a new taproom in a neighborhood in the …

San Francisco Bay Area

Oakland hills home winemaker wins awards at Marin County Fair

OAKLAND — On a whim, Tom Kramer decided to enter two of his homemade wines, a merlot and a sauvignon blanc, into competition at the Marin County Fair …

Alameda

Multiple injuries in multi-vehicle East Oakland crash

OAKLAND — At least five people including some children were taken to area hospitals after at least two vehicles collided Wednesday night, authorities …

Alameda

Human trafficking probe leads to federal search warrant at West Oakland home

OAKLAND — Agents from Homeland Security Investigations served a federal search warrant in West Oakland on Wednesday regarding a human trafficking …

Immigration

Wednesday Lunchtime Links: ICE Raid Reported In Oakland

• [Google]'s putting pollen reports front and center.<br>• Uber's current management plan "is a recipe for a wreck," [Wired] argues.<br>• The Essential Phone might …

Alameda

Tablehopper

Color me impressed. Back in March, I wrote about the upcoming <b>~KUMA SUSHI + SAKE~</b>, from best friends Ryo Sakai (Pink Zebra, Domo) and Cory Jackson, …

Restaurants

A New Web Series Takes A Hilarious Look At Gentrification In Oakland

The comedic web series features appearances from former Black Panther leader Ericka Huggins and W. Kamau Bell.<p>There’s a new web series coming to a …

Lifestyle

Nosh Neighborhood Guide: Oakland’s Merritt, Clinton, San Antonio districts

Come along with Nosh as we check out the dining options in another section of East Oakland, from the lake to Fruitvale.The post Nosh Neighborhood …

Restaurants

Injured bicyclist airlifted from Oakland hills park

OAKLAND — A bicyclist injured after a fall Tuesday afternoon in Roberts Regional Park was airlifted to a local hospital, officials said.<p>The …

Alameda

Montclair, Piedmont police logs: 16 stolen cars reported

PIEDMONTThe following are highlights from the Piedmont police blotter. For more information, including about other cases, visit the police department …

Chicago

Dismantling the Street Art Boys Club at an All-Girls Graffiti Camp

Amid Oakland, CA's crowded street art scene, Girl Mobb's work stands out. The artist — whose real name is Nina Wright — primarily paints badass women in a pink ski masks (a la Pussy Riot) with long eyelashes and pursed lips. As a professional muralist, her work expands on the theme of the urban …

Street Art

Healthcare workers rally around Oakland nurse facing deportation

Health care workers in Oakland held a rally in support of a nurse who's being deported.

Immigration

Protest In Oakland Over Charlottesville Shuts Down 580

About 450 people joined a demonstration Saturday night in Oakland in solidarity with counter-protesters in Charlottesville, Virginia, some of whom …

Robert E. Lee

Hundreds protest in Oakland over deadly Virginia rally

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Protesters marched in California cities to decry racism in the wake of deadly violence that erupted at a white nationalist demonstration in Virginia.<p>In Oakland, hundreds of protesters gathered Saturday night to hear speakers and then marched peacefully downtown, chanting and …

Policing

Oakland protesters block I-580, set off fireworks

OAKLAND — Thousands of people had descended upon Oakland by early Saturday night in a hastily organized counterprotest to the violence in …

Alameda

Hippo Kills Michigan Grandmother During African Safari: She Was an ‘Absolute Treasure’

A Michigan community is mourning the death of a Rochester Hills woman who died in a hippo attack while on vacation with her family in Tanzania.<p>Carol …

Singer-Songwriter Dave Deporis Killed During Robbery in Oakland

Dave Deporis, a well-known folk-influenced singer-songwriter, was killed on Wednesday in Oakland, <i>The San Francisco Chronicle</i> reports. Deporis was …

Alameda

Man dragged to death behind car was Oakland musician

OAKLAND — A man killed while chasing a person who robbed him outside a Temescal coffee shop was a musician known from New York to Oakland for his …

Alameda

Investigators cannot determine cause in Oakland construction fire

The cause of a fire that demolished an under-construction complex in Oakland last month cannot be determined, federal investigators said Friday, leaving open the question at the center of a battle over development and displacement in the city.<p>Immediately after the July 7 blaze, speculation grew …

San Francisco Bay Area

Two accused in toddler’s death plead guilty in Oakland

OAKLAND — Two men accused of being involved in a toddler’s death in a 2011 gang shooting in West Oakland have taken plea deals in federal court to …

Crime

Oakland Housing: Construction On Track, But Behind On Affordable Housing

OaklandA 25-unit building for formerly homeless people that opened last year. | Photos: Scott Morris/HoodlineOakland Mayor Libby Schaaf is touting a …

Housing