Oakland

Marshawn Lynch & Marcus Peters: Oakland blood is thicker than NFL water

Walking out of the Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum on Thursday, Marcus Peters is pissed.<p>Aside from his Chiefs losing to the Raiders in his hometown, …

Oakland Raiders

One man killed another wounded in East Oakland shootings

OAKLAND — One man was killed and another wounded in two shootings Saturday night in East Oakland, police said Sunday.<p>Police do not believe the …

Law Enforcement

Woman Reports Rape On E. Oakland Street

Police said the suspect is still at large in the Wednesday attack.

Crime

Young Oakland girl critically injured by hit-run driver

OAKLAND — A 10-year-old girl was critically injured Friday afternoon in East Oakland by a motorist who fled the scene but was arrested a short time …

Crime

26 years after firestorm, Oakland struggles with compliance in fire-prone hills

OAKLAND — For years, Oakland Hills residents have looked at woodsy, weedy, overgrown lots in their neighborhoods and scoffed at the fire department’s …

Alameda

Deadly California wildfires cause over $1B in property damage

SAN FRANCISCO — The wildfires that have devastated Northern California this month caused at least $1 billion in damage to insured property, officials …

California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection

Oakland developer eyes longterm improvements for Havenscourt neighborhood

OAKLAND — Tizta and Akram Dallaq dreamed of two things before opening the Dallaq Market in 2014 in East Oakland’s Havenscourt neighborhood: owning …

Alameda

North Bay wildfires: How climate change made the disaster worse

“If we had the wine country fire, more than 100,000 acres, that would be from Richmond to Hayward...and that is possible”<p>Nobody can yet say for certain exactly what ignited the deadliest and most costly wildfire in California history on October 8.<p>But climate scientists do know why conditions were …

Climate Change

Vietnamese Restaurant 'The Temple Club' Opens In Former 'Bakeshop Oakland' Space

OaklandPhoto: Geoffrey D./YelpA new Vietnamese spot has opened up shop in the neighborhood. The fresh addition to East Oakland, called The Temple …

Ho Chi Minh City

Oakland calendar: Halloween events, blood drive, workshops, dance competition

Turfin Halloween dance battle<p>Turfin is having a Halloween special dance battle festival Saturday at Jack London Square.<p>Turfin vs. The World 3 Dance …

Halloween

First Record Pressing Plant to Open in Oakland Since 1930s

By early next year, Oakland will be home to new a record pressing plant, the first of its kind in the city since the Victor Records plant closed in …

Vinyl Records

Diablo wind fanned deadly Oakland Hills fire in 1991

The fire was first reported just after noon on Oct. 19, 1991, a clear Saturday in the Oakland Hills where five years of drought had left the grassy …

Alameda

Perle’s Pedigree Draws Michael Bauer to the Oakland Hills

Also: the latest review for the Ragazza-Gialina restaurant family and two other East Bay destinations worth a visit<p>The Morris<p>A year after it’s highly anticipated debut, Eater’s own Rachel Levin gives <b>The Morris</b> the full review treatment and finds the neighborhood destination is much more than its …

Restaurants

FBI increases role in 5 cold case murders in Oakland, Richmond

OAKLAND — Stepping up efforts to crack a string of long-unsolved slayings, the FBI is committing people and cash to help solve five cold case …

Crime

Landlord who doubled rents in low income neighborhood settles with some tenants, others vow to continue fighting

OAKLAND — Steve Kalmbach was in a meeting in the conference room at his Pleasanton office when he looked through the glass windows to find a crowd of …

San Francisco Bay Area

Two San Jose women charged in fatal Oakland shooting of female friend riding in a car with them

OAKLAND — Two San Jose women have been charged for their suspected roles in the fatal shooting of a woman who was riding in a car with them, …

San Jose

California Architects Begin to Assess the Catastrophic Wildfire Damage—and Look to the Future

Leaders in the building industry turn to history for a faint silver lining and an informed game plan<p>The scale of the tragedy in Northern California, where fires are raging over thousands of acres, is still being assessed. The loss of lives is shocking.<p>Architects are beginning to learn of buildings …

Northern California

Oakland Murder Victim Was 8th Grader

OAKLAND, CA — A victim who was fatally shot in East Oakland last Tuesday night has been identified by police and Oakland school officials as 13-year-old middle school student Anibal Andres Ramirez of Oakland.<p>Police said Ramirez was shot multiple times in the 2600 block of Seminary Avenue at 9:51 …

Crime

Man fatally shot in East Oakland identified

OAKLAND — A man fatally shot in Sunday morning in East Oakland was identified by police Monday as Demorea Reed, 31.<p>Reed, who lived in the area, was …

Crime

Survivors’ guilt: The North Bay fires spared homes, but owners wonder ‘why mine?’

SANTA ROSA — The Gibson and Vella families have been best friends for decades, raising their children together in the Coffey Park neighborhood, …

Santa Rosa

Father Fulfills Daughter’s Legacy With New City Slogan For Oakland

OAKLAND (KPIX 5) — An East Bay father fighting for his daughter’s legacy got help from Oakland officials Monday as the city unveiled its new motto: …

Alameda

The North Pole web series addresses displacement in Oakland with humor

Dania Cabello was born and raised in North Oakland, and has lived in the same 20-block radius her entire life. But in recent years, Cabello has noticed a shift in her neighborhood. Large condos have been built, people on her street have been evicted, and businesses have closed, including her …

Alameda

This Week: Define the Bay Area, Activating Alleys, 8th Ave. Neighborhood Way

Here are this week’s highlights from the Streetsblog calendar:• <b>Tuesday</b> How Would You Define the Bay Area? Is the Bay Area just the nine counties that …

San Francisco

Should We Rebuild Homes in Wildfire Zones?

If Northern California’s famous wineries could survive Prohibition, there’s no doubt they’ll make it through this year’s wildfires. That’s the …

Liberal View

Rexx Life Raj shares “2Free” video, announces debut album Father Figure 2

The album is due out November 17.<p>Berkeley rising star Rexx Life Raj has announced his upcoming debut album, <i>Father Figure 2: Flourish</i>, and shared a …

Music

Calif. Gov. Jerry Brown vetoes presidential candidate tax disclosure bill

"I worry about the political perils of individual states seeking to regulate presidential elections in this manner," said Brown in a veto message

Alameda

ICE Now Calling Aiding Unaccompanied Minors 'Human Trafficking' To Bypass Sanctuary City Laws

In the name of fighting sex trafficking, legislators are willing to make the internet mostly worthless. Punching a hole in Section 230 protections …

Immigration

Wine Country fires: Why are they so deadly, destructive and difficult to stop?

Click here if you are having trouble viewing this on a mobile device.<p>For years, we’ve gambled with our cherished but combustible landscape, knowing …

Santa Rosa

Oakland hills firestorm survivors to North Bay: ‘You’re not alone’

OAKLAND — Except for the mailbox, there was nothing to identify the home Risa Nye had known for the past seven years. Blackened box springs and the …

Alameda

Gentrification is awkward, painful and funny in this new web series on North Oakland

In the opening scene of the new web series comedy “The North Pole,” three best friends, Nina, Marcus and Benny, go on a safari-like expedition …

Alameda