Stories about Oakland

Privatization and displacement, from Detroit to the Bay Area

By Tiny (aka Lisa Gray-Garcia) "We are hiding out in our own house with no water," Shelah, a 15-year-youth and poverty skola, whispered on the...

Mapping profit and loss in San Francisco

By Julia Carrie Wong An anonymous millionaire known only by the twitter handle @hiddencash has turned San Francisco into a real-life treasure hunt and incited...

Why is the mayor ducking on Prop. 13? I can’t figure it out. Can you?

Tom Ammiano has pretty much everyone behind his tax-refrom bill – except Ed Lee. By Tim Redmond The mayor of Los Angeles, Gil Garcetti, is endorsing...

Statewide tenant movement comes alive in Sacramento. Where was Leland?

Assemblymember Tom Ammiano (center) addresses the tenant rally, with State Sen. Mark Leno (left) and Supervisors David Campos and John Avalos (behind Ammiano) looking...

Why techies are the new yuppies

By Annalee Newitz Back in the 1980s, people talked about the 1 percent by referring to "young urban professionals," or yuppies. The term was supposed...

Citybeat: The data on people leaving – and the case for the Warriors staying

BY Tim Redmond FEB 10, 2014 --The US Census is always a little behind the times – it takes a while to count people and...

City Beat: Has Feinstein found a loser of an issue?

By Tim Redmond Senator Dianne Feinstein, once the mayor of SF, has always been among the state's most popular politicians. She won her first Senate...

Tom’s Town: Pass the Pipe, Ed

By Tom Temprano Mayor Ed Lee and his Department of Public Health have been exercising poor etiquette in their refusal to pass the pipe over...

TEN THINGS for a busy weekend

By Caitlin Donohue SATURDAY JANUARY 4 Vintage Paper Fair Replenish your supply of printed beauty. This traveling expo of antique ads, postcards, pin-ups, publications, and more...

The year San Francisco fought back

By Tim Redmond There was not a lot of good news for my city in 2013: Evictions soared, nonprofits were forced out, artists have become...