Oakland

Oakland’s Black Artists Make Space for Themselves

Responding to gentrification and the political climate, artists are creating work reflecting an increasing urgency to preserve the local legacy of …

The Arts

Essential California: A house of horrors in Perris

Good morning, and welcome to the Essential California newsletter. It’s <b>Wednesday, Jan. 17,</b> and here’s what’s happening across California:<p><b>TOP STORIES</b><p><b>On the scene</b><p><b>When Riverside County sheriff’s deputies entered the Perris house</b> where a married couple was said to be holding their 13 children captive, …

California

Chefs open ‘revolutionary’ LocoL eatery inside Whole Foods

Can selling a good burger at a good price lead to societal change?<p>That’s the hope of noted chefs Daniel Patterson (Coi) and Roy Choi (Kogi). Two …

San Francisco Bay Area

Marijuana grow linked to East Oakland fire

OAKLAND — A fire Tuesday afternoon apparently started by a marijuana grow operation badly damaged a detached garage at an East Oakland residence, …

Alameda

Suspect arrested after ramming Oakland police car during chase

OAKLAND — A man driving a car used in a robbery earlier in the day was arrested Tuesday night after a police pursuit during which he deliberately …

Policing

Temescal Brewing expands with West Oakland facility

Image 1of/2<p>Caption<p>Close<p>It’s only been a year and change since <b>Sam Gilbert</b> opened the doors to his East Bay brewery and taproom, <b>Temescal Brewing</b>, but …

Alameda

Kevin Durant, YouTube announce a unique partnership

Kevin Durant is teaming up with YouTube to provide an assist to a couple of his Warriors teammates, as well as other athletes looking to launch their …

Golden State Warriors

Four of the Bay Area’s best clam chowder spots

You don’t have to be a Bostonian to revel in chowdah. Clam chowder is every bit as beloved on the West Coast, where chefs at waterside restaurants — …

San Francisco Bay Area

Locol’s Third Location Is Now Open at Whole Foods in San Jose

Celebrity chefs Roy Choi and Daniel Patterson have opened a third location of their “revolutionary fast food” venture <b>Locol</b> today in San Jose, not in a food desert like its counterparts in West Oakland and Watts, but amid the bounty of a Whole Foods Market. The latest restaurant, at 777 The Alameda, …

Los Angeles

THIS → What comes next for Canadians fighting to legalize drugs?

For over a century, criminalized drugs have been demonized, as were the people who used and sold them. Criminalized drugs have long been linked to …

Cannabis

Snapp Shots: East Oakland mailman glue holding ‘hood together

Did all your Christmas packages arrive on time? Mine did, thanks to my mailman, Matthews Babino.<p>Matthews was the first person to welcome me to the …

Alameda

Oakland, terminal building go to court Tuesday over city’s coal ban

Image 1of/3<p>Caption<p>Close<p>The company that wants to transport coal by rail to the Port of Oakland for overseas shipment says the city’s ban on …

Climate

How Tenants Use Digital Mapping to Track Bad Landlords and Gentrification

When Teresa Salazar first encountered the notice posted to her front door—which offered tenants $10,000 to move out of their East Oakland, …

Housing

Body Stuffed In Trunk: Murder Charges

The victim was found stuffed in the truck of his own car.<p>OAKLAND, CA — A 22-year-old Oakland man was charged with murder today for the recent …

Crime

DHS Special Agent Slams Local Leaders In San Francisco For Shutting Out Feds

SAN FRANCISCO (KPIX 5) — An award event for Human Trafficking Day turned into a political slam-fest by the head of the Department of Homeland …

Immigration

Jury Awards Former Black Panther $4 Million After Scuffle with Politician

A California jury has awarded Elaine Brown — the former chairwoman of the Black Panther Party — more than $4 million for injuries she sustained while …

Conservative View

San Francisco officer injured in Oakland freeway crash

OAKLAND — An off-duty San Francisco police officer was badly injured Thursday morning in a collision with another vehicle on I-880 in West Oakland, …

Alameda

What $1,700 rents you in Oakland right now

Five new rentals, from West Oakland to Montclair<p><i>Welcome to</i> <i>Curbed Comparisons</i><i>, a regular column exploring what you can rent for a set dollar amount in different neighborhoods. Today we had across the bridge to see what Oakland offers. Is one person’s studio another person’s townhouse? Today’s price:</i> …

Real Estate

Oakland approves two more towers, adding to building boom

Developers have flocked to Oakland , attracted by soaring office and housing rents, an abundance of empty parcels and a government that has generally …

Alameda

Developers could buy Oakland tower land at 1900 Broadway - San Francisco Business Times

By Roland Li <br>– Reporter, San Francisco Business Times<p>Jan 10, 2018, 2:17pm PST<p>Two developers are in contract to buy a tower site next to Oakland's …

Real Estate

A Beautiful Bay Area Rental is a Great Match for This Couple

<b>Name:</b> Walter and Adam Ryon <b><br>Location:</b> San Leandro, California <b><br>Size:</b> 950 square feet <b><br>Years lived in:</b> 1 year, rented<p>Walter was working and living in Abu …

West Elm

California considers repealing rent control restrictions

SACRAMENTO — As rents soar, causing widespread financial strain and displacement, a highly charged and polarizing debate is brewing in California …

Housing

Oakland events: Martin Luther King Jr. Day activities

MLK volunteer day at shoreline<p>A day of service is scheduled Monday at the Martin Luther King Jr. Regional Shoreline.<p>Volunteers will help restore …

Black History

At least 40 dogs seized from Oakland pet shop

OAKLAND — At least 40 dogs were removed from an East Oakland pet store Wednesday as part of an ongoing investigation by animal control officers, …

Alameda

Ex-Black Panther Elaine Brown awarded $4 million in punitive damages

OAKLAND, Calif. — A Northern California jury awarded more than $4 million in punitive damages to a former leader of the Black Panthers who was …

African-American News

Two men shot while in vehicles in East Oakland

OAKLAND — Two men were shot while sitting in their vehicles over a 10-hour period Tuesday in East Oakland, authorities said.<p>About 9:44 p.m. Tuesday, …

Crime

Police identify BART officer who fatally shot man near West Oakland station

Oakland police on Wednesday named the BART officer who fatally shot a suspect allegedly armed with a gun last week as Joseph Mateu.<p>The Oakland department, which is investigating the case, also released a photo of the black handgun Shaleem Tindle, 28, allegedly held before he was shot by Mateu.<p>Mateu …

Policing

Homeless encampments surrounding Oakland’s ‘safe haven’ site are cleared

OAKLAND — About a month after Oakland opened its first “safe haven” city-sanctioned and operated homeless encampment on a lot at Sixth and Brush …

Housing

Bites: Duchess and Juhu Beach Club close, Burma Superstar take-out spot, Pal's at Kebabery

<b>ROYALS NO MORE</b> Last week, Duchess Oakland in Rockridge abruptly closed. We heard the news from an employee, whose job was terminated upon returning …

Restaurants

Long-awaited West Oakland grocery store bags financing, groundbreaking date

More than five years in the making, the project has raised nearly $1.7 million among 550 investors to bring a full-service grocery store to West …

Alameda