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Former Oakland Army Base May House 1,000 Unhoused ResidentsFormer Oakland Army Base May House 1,000 Unhoused Residents
By - posted 5/9/2022
Housing, Oakland

By Keith Burbank, Bay City News Roughly 1,000 homeless residents of Oakland may soon be able to find shelter on the city’s former Army base following a resolution approved Tuesday by the City Council. Councilmember Carroll Fife proposed the idea, and the City Council told staff to study it. Staff must more...

BART, Muni, Caltrain, VTA, AC Transit All Drop Mask RulesBART, Muni, Caltrain, VTA, AC Transit All Drop Mask Rules
By - posted 4/20/2022
Oakland, San Francisco, Transportation, Travel

By Eli Walsh Bay City News Foundation California will no longer require masks on public transit and at transit hubs like bus stops and airports following the federal mask mandate for transit being struck down this week. What’s the latest? SF’s Muni including taxis and paratransit (effective 12:01am on 4/21) Caltrain, VTA and more...

Oakland Coliseum Over Run with Feral CatsOakland Coliseum Over Run with Feral Cats
By - posted 4/13/2022
Bay Area Updates, East Bay, Oakland

By Keith Burbank, Bay City News  Feral cats are a maybe too common a sight these days at the Oakland Coliseum property, the Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum Authority executive director said Tuesday, calling it an invasion. Rats are no longer the problem, said executive director Henry Gardner. “We have been invaded by these more...

Steph & Ayesha Curry to Create 150 "Little Free Libraries" Around OaklandSteph & Ayesha Curry to Create 150 “Little Free Libraries” Around Oakland
By - posted 4/4/2022
Brand New, Community, East Bay, Freebies, Oakland

Golden State Warriors star Stephen Curry and his wife Ayesha announced Wednesday plans to create 150 “Little Town Libraries” around Oakland to encourage neighborhood book sharing and childhood literacy. The initiative is a partnership between Eat. Learn. Play., a nonprofit founded by Stephen and Ayesha Curry, and Little Free Library, a more...

Bathrooms at 19th St. Oakland BART Station Have ReopenedBathrooms at 19th St. Oakland BART Station Have Reopened
By - posted 2/28/2022
Brand New, Oakland, Reopening, Transportation

BART just recently reopened the restrooms at Oakland’s 19th Street Station. On Friday, February 25, 2022, U.S. Representative Barbara Lee helped mark the reopening of the newly remodeled 19th Street/Oakland Station restrooms, a project for which she played a major role in securing funding. Restrooms at 10 of BART’s underground stations have more...

New State Bill May Save Oakland Schools from ClosureNew State Bill May Save Oakland Schools from Closure
By - posted 2/15/2022
Bay Area Updates, East Bay, Oakland, Support the Bay

By Keith Burbank, Bay City News School closures in Oakland could be avoided thanks to a bill introduced Wednesday in the state Assembly. Assemblymember Mia Bonta, D-Oakland, introduced Assembly Bill 1912, which doesn’t stop the closure and consolidation plan Oakland school board members voted on Wednesday, but could pave the way more...

Oakland to Close (Or Merge) Nearly a Dozen Schools by 2023Oakland to Close (Or Merge) Nearly a Dozen Schools by 2023
By - posted 2/10/2022
Bay Area Updates, East Bay, Goodbye, Oakland

The Oakland Unified School District Board of Education narrowly approved a measure to close or merge nearly a dozen schools during a contentious meeting that began Tuesday night and lasted into the early morning hours Wednesday. The measure is an effort to confront an expected budget deficit and has brought protests more...

Oakland Coliseum Hosts Memorial for NFL Legend John MaddenOakland Coliseum Hosts Memorial for NFL Legend John Madden
By - posted 1/31/2022
Goodbye, Oakland

A memorial for John Madden, former broadcaster and Super Bowl-winning coach for the Oakland Raiders, has been changed, the family announced Monday. The memorial will be held on Februrary 14, 2022 at 5:30 p.m. at the RingCentral Coliseum in Oakland. An earlier announcement said the memorial was going to be held more...

Free Family Admission to Oakland Zoo at Pop-Up Vaccine ClinicFree Family Admission to Oakland Zoo at Pop-Up Vaccine Clinic
By - posted 1/25/2022
Bay Area Favorites, Oakland, Vaccines

Oakland Zoo is hosting two pop-up COVID vaccination clinics, on February 5 & 26, 2022. Receive your free COVID-19 vaccine/booster at Oakland Zoo’s pop-up clinic and get a free Oakland Zoo Family Pass*, good for a one-day admission for 2 adults and 2 children, plus free parking for one vehicle (a $98 more...

Oakland Moves One Step Closer Toward New A's Waterfront BallparkOakland Moves One Step Closer Toward New A’s Waterfront Ballpark
By - posted 1/21/2022
Bay Area Updates, Oakland

By Keith Burbank, Bay City News Following a recommendation by the Oakland Planning Commission on Wednesday evening, the City Council will consider whether to certify an environmental report for a new Oakland A’s ballpark in the city. The City Council likely will consider whether to certify the Final Environmental Impact Report at more...

Oakland Zoo Celebrates 100th Birthday in 2022Oakland Zoo Celebrates 100th Birthday in 2022
By - posted 1/19/2022
Bay Area Favorites, Bay Area Updates, Celebrations, East Bay, Oakland

Oakland Zoo is celebrating 100 years this year. 1922 was quite the year. You could buy a brand-new car for about $1,000, automated telephone service just began, the White House installed its first radio, Betty White was born, and five zoos opened worldwide. One of those was the Oakland Zoo. This is the more...

Oakland To Require Proof of Vaccination at Indoor Public Locations (Feb. 1)Oakland To Require Proof of Vaccination at Indoor Public Locations (Feb. 1)
By - posted 1/12/2022
Brand New, COVID-19 Updates, Oakland, Vaccines

Effective February 1, 2022, proof of vaccination will be required for people 12 years and older to enter the following indoor public locations in Oakland: Establishments or events where food or drink is served including restaurants, bars, coffee houses, clubs, and banquet halls Entertainment venues, theaters, concert venues, museums, and recreation facilities Gyms, more...

Oakland "Jeopardy" Champ Robbed Near Lake MerrittOakland “Jeopardy” Champ Robbed Near Lake Merritt
By - posted 1/4/2022
Crime, Oakland

By Keith Burbank Bay City News Oakland resident and reigning “Jeopardy!” game show champ Amy Schneider was robbed Sunday, she said in a Twitter post Monday. A gunman and another person robbed Schneider just after 3:30 p.m. in the 200 block of Lenox Avenue in Oakland’s Adams Point neighborhood, near Lake Merritt, more...

Oakland To Require Vaccine Proof for Restaurants & Gyms Starting Feb. 1Oakland To Require Vaccine Proof for Restaurants & Gyms Starting Feb. 1
By - posted 12/21/2021
COVID-19 Updates, Oakland, Vaccines

By Keith Burbank, Bay City News People visiting several types of facilities in Oakland as well as City Hall must now provide proof of vaccination to get inside. The City Council voted unanimously Tuesday afternoon to approve the requirement in an effort to boost the vaccination rate in the city. Seventy-six percent more...

Oakland Coliseum Site Will Get 30,000 Living Wage Jobs for ResidentsOakland Coliseum Site Will Get 30,000 Living Wage Jobs for Residents
By - posted 12/20/2021
Bay Area Updates, Community, Oakland

By Keith Burbank, Bay City News Oakland city leaders announced their vision Thursday for the Oakland Coliseum site where they see 30,000 more residents employed as the site is redeveloped. The leaders led by Ray Bobbitt, founder of the African American Sports and Entertainment Group, announced their “30K 4 O-A-K” plan at more...