Oakland

The Elusive Teacher Next Door

Many educators cannot afford to live in the districts where they work, which is detrimental to school cohesion.<p>In San Francisco, the average one-bedroom apartment rents for over $3,000 a month. When I first heard that San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee, inspired by the story of a homeless teacher, intends …

Education

BART replaces all decoy cameras on train cars with real ones

BART completed at $1.42 million project to install security cameras in its trains — nearly a year and a half after an investigation by The Chronicle exposed that most of the cameras onboard the cars were fake, officials announced Wednesday.<p>BART met its promised July 1 deadline to outfit its 669 …

San Francisco Bay Area

This high school in California embodies sustainability at every possible level

The new Center for Environmental Studies (CES) at Bishop O’Dowd high school in California is one of the greenest classrooms we’ve ever seen. Siegel & …

Lifestyle

Oakland City Council Recap: Trump Investigation, Unsafe Streets, More

The Oakland City Council called for a full investigation into potentially impeachable offenses by President Donald Trump on Tuesday, citing …

Alameda

Alameda County had hoped to hire 1,400 people with criminal records — they’ve hired 6

ALAMEDA COUNTY — A year ago, Alameda County had hoped to hire 1,400 formerly incarcerated people into its workforce to help the struggling population …

Injustice

Mobile Transportation Solution Reduces Overhead, Increases Driver Experience and Complies With ELD Mandate

The Challenge<p>Dissatisfied with a proprietary technology solution for electronic logging, Rocha Transportation, a small to mid-sized trucking company …

Uber

City Moves Forward With Plan To Sell West Oakland Plot To Former Black Panther

The city of Oakland is moving forward with a plan to sell a plot in West Oakland to a group headed by former Black Panther Elaine Brown to develop …

Alameda

Firefighters control East Oakland house blaze

OAKLAND — Firefighters battled a blaze at an East Oakland house Wednesday afternoon.<p>There were no reports of injuries but there were unconfirmed …

Alameda

BART: Working security cameras (finally) installed in all train cars, officials say

CONCORD — BART workers will install the final working surveillance camera in its fleet of train cars Wednesday, officials said.<p>The agency sought to …

Alameda

When will the U.S. catch up with global trend on prostitution laws?

Like many women Jasmin Abuslin was still a child when she entered the sex trade. From age 17 she was sexually exploited by over two dozen men in Northern California, most - if not all - of whom were police officers. She was recently awarded almost one million dollars from Oakland City Council for …

Slavery

Man charged in 2014 Oakland fatal shooting

OAKLAND — A three-time felon has been charged with murder in a December 2014 fatal shooting that police described as a failed robbery, according to …

Crime

Warriors Championship Parade: Stephen Curry

2017 Warriors Championship Rally<p>Hear what Stephen Curry had to say during the Warriors Championship Rally on the southern shores of Lake Merritt on …

Basketball

KQED

Tootsie Tages was shaken. Her tent, tucked in an encampment near Fifth and Brush streets in West Oakland, burned to the ground in late May. The fire …

Poverty

2 people injured in Oakland garage fire sparked by cigarette

Two people were treated for burns after a fire ripped through a single-story garage near Lake Merritt in Oakland early Tuesday, officials said.<p>Firefighters responded to the 700 block of Foothill Boulevard after a call came in at 2:38 a.m. reporting a fire had broken out in a garage, according to …

California

Disruption ends Oakland budget hearing

OAKLAND — Protesters disrupted Monday’s Oakland City Council meeting, shutting down a vote on a new two-year budget as the deadline to pass it …

Alameda

Outdoor adventure beckons in Oakland

Home to more than 426,000 residents, Oakland is a densely populated urban center. But in between the museums, local coffee roasters and tall apartment buildings, outdoor adventure beckons. Kayakers glide across the water on Lake Merritt, dog walkers and hikers explore the redwoods and bonsai …

San Francisco Bay Area

Understanding the root causes of natural disasters

Every year disasters take lives, cause significant damage, inhibit development and contribute to conflict and forced migration. Unfortunately, the …

Alameda

Judge drops two felony counts against former officer in prostitution case

HAYWARD — A judge on Monday tossed out two felony charges against a former Oakland police officer after a prosecutor refused to release the name of a …

Crime

Oakland councilman announces run for East Bay Assembly seat

OAKLAND — Oakland Councilmember Dan Kalb announced he was running for an East Bay State Assembly seat on Monday, joining a growing field competing …

San Francisco Bay Area

Man wounded in East Oakland shooting

OAKLAND — A man was shot Sunday afternoon in East Oakland after getting into an argument with another man, police said Monday.<p>The victim was wounded …

Alameda

Man found fatally shot in car in East Oakland identified

OAKLAND — A man found fatally shot Friday afternoon while driving in East Oakland was identified Monday by police as Frank Avery, 18, of Hayward.<p>No …

Crime

Oakland Nonprofit Leader Says Grand Jury Report Is 'A Blatant Lie'

OAKLAND (BCN) — Former Black Panther Party leader Elaine Brown denounced a recent Alameda County grand jury report’s allegation that she has an …

Justice

Hackers in West Oakland are racing DIY autonomous cars — and it may revolutionize your ride

OAKLAND — They aren’t much to look at with their bare plywood or plastic frames, exposed wires and electronic innards on display.<p>But don’t be fooled …

Alameda

Fighting for the Sanctuary Workplace: Unions Mobilize to Protect Undocumented Workers

Local 2850 organizers and activists take part in an anti-Trump march in Oakland, California, after Trump's ascension to the presidency. (Photo: David …

Immigration

Man found shot to death in Oakland car crash

Police are investigating the shooting death of an 18-year-old Oakland man found in a crashed car in East Oakland, authorities said Saturday.<p>Officers went to the scene of a reported crash at Seminary Avenue and Foothill Boulevard at around 4 p.m. Friday, according to a statement released Saturday by …

San Francisco Bay Area

Home

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Alameda

Oakland commits $14 million to buy residential hotel to house homeless residents

OAKLAND — As private developers snatch up downtown Oakland’s remaining single-room occupancy hotels, the city has decided it wants to preserve one, …

Housing

Boy, 4, dies following car crash in Oakland Friday

OAKLAND — A 4-year-old boy who was critically injured Friday afternoon in a two-car collision in East Oakland has died, a sheriff’s deputy said.<p>The …

Alameda

Police investigate fatal East Oakland afternoon shooting

- Oakland Police Department are investigating a fatal shooting at Seminary Avenue and Foothill Boulevard Friday afternoon.<p>Police responded at around …

Policing

Massive development may come to long-blighted East Oakland site

A plan to install a 935-home community in the hills of East Oakland is approaching its final stages of approval after more than a decade in the …

Alameda