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Female Dancers In Oakland Strut, Waack And Flex Their Way Into A Male-Dominated Scene

August 30, 2014 | 9:00 am

Female Dancers In Oakland Strut, Waack And Flex Their Way Into A Male-Dominated Scene

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The Bay Area, and especially Oakland, has long been an incubator for hip-hop dance styles.

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Skaters Want to Legalize Abandoned West Oakland Skatepark

July 11, 2014 | 2:00 pm

Skaters Want to Legalize Abandoned West Oakland Skatepark

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Volunteer-built haven on a dead-end street sits unused in midst of dispute between skateboarders, city.

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Oakland Imposes New Rules to Slow Down Rent Increases

May 7, 2014 | 11:34 am

Oakland Imposes New Rules to Slow Down Rent Increases

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Ordinance places new limits on rent hikes based on capital improvements to properties.

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Oakland Says Skateboarders Must Stop Using Skate Park Near I-880

April 14, 2014 | 8:40 am

Oakland Says Skateboarders Must Stop Using Skate Park Near I-880

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Skaters took pride in building it and cleaning up eyesore, but city is worried about legal concerns.

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Immigration Reform Would Look Different for Africans and Afro-Caribbeans

April 11, 2013 | 6:00 am

Immigration Reform Would Look Different for Africans and Afro-Caribbeans

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Yesterday’s immigration rally in Washington, D.C., and the movement behind it have been propelled largely by Latino and Asian immigrants. But often missing from the conversation about immigration reform are the roughly 3 million immigrants of African descent. And their lack of visibility means their struggles with the immigration system  aren’t necessarily on Congress’ agenda. […]

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Police Crowd Control Tactics Again an Issue in Occupy Oakland Protest; Video: Jean Quan Gives Media Tour of City Hall Damage

January 30, 2012 | 11:25 am

Police Crowd Control Tactics Again an Issue in Occupy Oakland Protest; Video: Jean Quan Gives Media Tour of City Hall Damage

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Sunday was meant to be a daylong ‘rise-up’ festival for Occupy Oakland, held at the site of what was supposed to be the group’s new social center. But when Occupy’s plans on Saturday to take over a building and establish a physical headquarters were foiled by police, Occupy regrouped and moved the gathering to Frank […]

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