Stories about Oakland

IWW workers take on Whole Foods in SF

By Marc Norton NOVEMBER 7, 2014 – Three days ago, Bay Area voters raised minimum wages in San Francisco and Oakland. There were also successful...

It’s Election Day. Vote. Here’s who’s endorsing whom

By Tim Redmond NOVEMBER 4, 2014 – Please, go and vote. If you haven’t already cast your ballot, take a few minutes, find your local precinct,...

Politics on Tuesday: The Transbay deal gets slammed by the Chron — and may be dead anyway

By Tim Redmond SEPTEMBER 23, 2014 – The staid and pro-development ol' Chron has gotten all feisty and populist on its editorial page, with a...

Why does Mountainview get to outsource its housing problems to SF?

By Tim Redmond I’m not calling in the Black Helicopters and invoking the United Nations World Government That Will Take Away Your Guns. I’m really...

Tom’s Town: My Bay Marriage weekend

By Tom Temprano Last weekend I took a much-needed vacation to a place with warm weather, great food and friendly locals – Oakland! For those...

Fast Food Workers Escalate Campaign in Oakland; Major Action Sept. 4

  By Julia Carrie Wong SEPTEMBER 3, 2014 -- The national campaign to raise standards for fast food workers will escalate tomorrow, September 4, with workers...

Guest opinion: Some reasons for hope on Labor Day

By Larry Bradshaw SEPTEMBER 1, 2014 -- On Labor Day, we celebrate the American worker – but this year, many workers wonder what the celebration...

Tom’s Town: The city, ten years back

By Tom Temprano Last week I celebrated the ten-year anniversary of my moving to San Francisco. A decade ago, at 18 years old, I enrolled...

Media misses: Taxes, the economy, and Harvey Milk

By Tim Redmond AUGUST 18, 2014 -- Yes, I listen to NPR. KPFA, of course, but also NPR. That makes me an Old Liberal Leftist,...

On Michael Brown, Sketch Factor, and Finding a Safe Way Home

By Julia Carrie Wong There is a deep and disturbing dissonance between the Ferguson Police Department’s demands that protestors “Just go home,” and the reality...