Stories about Oakland

Moms 4 Housing spurs right-to-purchase law in Oakland

City Council to consider bill that would give renters the right to buy their units to prevent speculators from flipping

When Jerry Brown sounds like Donald Trump

Plus: Bridge funding (not a band-aid) for City College, locking up too many kids -- and the Chron just keeps getting it wrong about the new DA. That's The Agenda for Jan. 27-Feb 2

Comedian Moshe Kasher’s ‘Crowd Surfing’ album mortifies, delights

Oakland's self-proclaimed 'Phil Donahue of the Internet Age' works the room like a hilarious punk-rock savant.

Oakland moms make national statement with housing victory

Deal to put vacant Oakland home in a land trust sparks national discussion over real-estate speculation and vacant houses.

Why Richmond said No to coal

Council makes clear that fossil-fuels must go and terminal must convert.

Moms4Housing stand up to eviction

'This isn’t the end, this is the beginning of a movement'

Midge Ure, titan of New Wave, will take your questions now

The Ultravox and Visage founder puts on a legendary show. Now he's adding Q&As and song requests for deeper connection.

Protesters shut down Wiener at SB50 press conference

Anti-displacement activists demand affordable housing and denounce private-market speculation.

Wiener’s housing deregulation bill is back!

Plus: A settlement with the city's worst planning scofflaw -- and what is a sustainable neighborhood? That's The Agenda for Jan. 5 to Jan 12.

Our top stories of 2019

Protests, blackouts, shady developments, a close election, tenant victories, and a ton of arts and culture—we couldn't cover it without your support