Oakland

Homelessness

The Homelessness Crisis Is Getting So Bad That Cities Are Now Building Their Own Camps

"It’s just to make things more manageable because it’s so bad in the streets."
Emma Ockerman
7.16.19
Homelessness

A MAGA Guy with an Elf Costume and a Leaf-Blower Full of Cash Just Stormed an Oakland Homeless Camp

He wanted to offer the residents cash to move out of their camp behind the Home Depot.
Emma Ockerman
7.12.19
psychedelics

The Movement to Make Shrooms Legal Is Gaining Momentum

Denver just decriminalized the drug, and Oakland could be next.
Harry Cheadle
5.28.19
Life

Making an Appearance at a Conference for Ugly People

At the first annual Ugly Conference, attendees aren't trying to "reclaim" anything. They're just trying to be seen as they are.
Rebecca Brill
4.17.19
Art

Queer Stories Reign Supreme at the Oakland Museum of California

On April 13, the museum will debut a exhibit dedicated to telling queer narratives that include a dandy bachelor in a Japanese internment camp, commemorative art for Compton’s Cafeteria Riot, and more.
Sara Radin
3.22.19
Late Capitalism

A Tenants Union Is Taking on the Landlord of This Massive Bay Area Warehouse Complex

It's an example of how the shared space of communal living can provide people the ability to inhabit an area that would otherwise be unaffordable.
Rick Paulas
3.20.19
Scenes

Silicon Valley's Latest Bizarre Craze Is 'Organized Intimacy'

Eye contact parties, cuddle puddles, 'conscious dance.' The Bay Area has changed in a lot of ways, but still knows how to get kinky.
Andrew Chamings
3.7.19
mlb

Marshawn Lynch Gives, uh, Impassioned Speech to Keep A's in Oakland

The Raiders running back showed up to Oakland City Hall in shorts and flip flops to speak (briefly) on behalf of the A's.
Liam Daniel Pierce
12.20.18
Drugs

Black People Face Big Barriers Entering the Legal Weed Industry

The marijuana business is booming in the US, but the high costs of setting up legal weed operations are shutting out many black and brown entrepreneurs.
Benjamin Goggin
9.20.18
Oakland

Owner of Restaurant in 'Sorry to Bother You' Arrested, Accused of Illegally Obtaining Citizenship

The Senegalese restaurant and its owner Marco Senghor have been been a staple of the Bay Area community for nearly 30 years.
Jelisa Castrodale
8.16.18
boom

A Bomb Squad Blew Up a University Student Science Project

Encased in Styrofoam, the ozone-measuring instrument landed on Redwood Road in Castro Valley.
Becky Ferreira
8.8.18
Popcorn

What Happened to the Bay Area's Beloved Pink Popcorn?

How a favored nostalgic treat with a cult-like following met its untimely demise.
Meaghan Clark Tiernan
7.9.18
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