Stories about Oakland

Arts Forecast: Bye, bye, Babylon…

Beach Blanket Babylon announces it's closing. Plus: Cerrone, Mercury Soul, Dream Bodies, Bikes to Books, Los Amigos Invisibles, more.

Homeless, at the airport

The view from LaGuardia, where people hide and move along and live in a world where there's no place for poor people to go.

BREAKING: Breed’s Rent Board appointee resigns

Facing a possible rejection at the Board of Supes, Reese Isbell steps down and the mayor appoints a respected tenant lawyer to the job.

The DMV nightmare: Report and tips from the (long) lines

Tales from a three-hour wait: What you can do to avoid making it even worse.

48hills sues MTC over secretive housing policy operation

We want to know how much public money went into funding a pro-developer operations aimed at promoting more market-rate housing with few protections for vulnerable communities.

Arts Forecast: Stern Grove and Yerba Buena Festivals head into bloom

CubaCaribe Fest, baby goats, Record Store Day, Suzanne Ciani, Mahawan, Leikeli47, and more arts events this weekend.

Dimensions Dance comes ‘Armed with Joy’ and ‘Sanctuary’

Spring show 'We Have Ourselves' engages with gentrification, privacy, diaspora, Black history, and the right to experience happiness.

SFFILM Fest brings new ‘Tales of the City,’ rare gems, big star power

Laura Dern, Dr. Ruth, Ai Weiwei, migrating elephants, Satanists, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, prison basketball, and more in 62nd edition.

Some humanity for people without homes

Why are we cracking down on people living in cars and RVs -- when so many in the Bay Area are just one earthquake, fire, or job loss away from the same situation?

Homeless people — in cages

A poverty scholars national tour finds people locked up in St. Petersburg.