A mural honoring the memory of Breonna Taylor at the corner of 15th and Broadway. June 9, 2020. Photo: Pete Rosos
Oakland Voices correspondents Saa'un Bell and Brandy Collins share their insights on the Breonna Taylor verdict.
While we move to the red tier, for now, OUSD schools will continue distance learning[Read more]
Two upcoming pop-up test sites hope to test 1,000 African Americans in Oakland, the population[Read more]
"One of the things I’ve tried to emphasize to my friends and others is by[Read more]
After 19 years in Oakland, the Laurel Book Store closes.
Events may include lectures, film screenings, theatrical productions, and more.
Mask Oakland is donating N95 masks to homeless populations and organizations that work with unhoused[Read more]
Airport travel is increasing in Oakland. Hear from an airline worker on what it's been[Read more]
Since the start of the pandemic, the Bay Area has banded together in a multitude[Read more]
After deleting all references to Arab American Studies and Pacific Islander Studies in the CA[Read more]
Ed, sole caregiver for his wife, both contract COVID-19 despite precautions.
I learned there’s now a term to describe people like me who are undisciplined mask[Read more]
"We will continue to work to improve crisis distance learning and organize to get the[Read more]
Sparkpoint One is an Oakland-based organization providing low-income households free and low-cost financial and wellness[Read more]
Conflict at Lake Merritt over vendors. COVID-19 cases rise to 6,000 in Oakland.
Oakland Voices chats with four activists who attended the "“Ed Equity or Else” National Day[Read more]
Oakland residents seek alternative ways of healing from trauma after surviving domestic, spiritual abuse.
It's the first day of school, but classes are online in Oakland.
OUSD schools and the district are offering to fill the technology gap, including loaning out[Read more]
A socially distanced outdoor food festival starts in Oakland Chinatown this Friday.
7 OUSD teachers respond to distance learning, and what the first week of school might[Read more]
"The “He” represents a number of accused perpetrators who have been called into accountability within[Read more]
"After only six weeks back in the classroom, nearly all doors slowly closed: no café[Read more]
COVID-19 may worsen in Alameda County. Protests at San Quentin calls for "mass releases."
"9.1% of hospital patients in Alameda County were confirmed COVID-19 positive, higher than 6.3% last[Read more]
OUSD supports Arab American studies, but CA Dept of Education may cut it out of[Read more]
In the midst of a global pandemic, Aqueila Lewis and her family move to Vegas[Read more]
Latinos continue to be disproportionately impacted by COVID-19 in Oakalnd.
"Nurses were sometimes assigned five patients at once, including positive and non-positive patients."
Oakland Voices Alumna Kat Ferreira makes her own artistic mask to match a hand-crafted crown[Read more]
COVID-19 cases have increased and delayed Alameda County's reopening plans.
OUSD needs to successfully negotiate Memorandums of Understanding (MOUs) with seven labor unions before school[Read more]
Oakland now has 3,259 positive COVID-19 cases. Alameda County is at 8,478 cases (data as[Read more]
It looks like mask-wearing will continue for a while. Until then, I'm going to keep[Read more]
Oakland Voices Correspondents chat with several small, BIPOC-owned businesses in Oakland following the vandalism that[Read more]
As civil unrest continued worldwide, Oakland Voices’ Coordinator Rasheed Shabazz moderated an online conversation about[Read more]
Oakland Voices spoke with two of the principals who want to eliminate armed police in[Read more]
We caught up with protesters Michael Houston, Alexcia Sundra, Brianna Noble, and Selena De Leon[Read more]
Workers at North Oakland McDonald's sue; plus, where to get free COVID-19 tests in Oakland.
“My list of outdoor essential actions narrows down to exercise, shopping, and going to and[Read more]
Latinos nearly half of COVID-19 cases in Alameda County.
Latinx people make up 22.4% of Alameda County's population, yet they represent 47% of the[Read more]
Artists turn downtown Oakland into an art museum.
I left the demonstration/funeral procession feeling more hopeful than usual. Maybe all of these demonstrations[Read more]
A local campaign led by Black activists in Oakland to transform OUSD by expelling school[Read more]
Face coverings now mandatory in Alameda County. Residents can form "social bubbles."
30-40% of permanent OPL staff members have been working on disaster service work during the[Read more]
UCSF medical professionals have warned that tear gas could exacerbate health problems.
“People today are acting like this is the end of the world, but when you’re[Read more]
"This pandemic has illustrated not only is housing a human right, but a public health[Read more]
“What COVID-19 shows us is that we are all connected, so if we don’t take[Read more]
After 19 years in Oakland, the Laurel Book Store closes.
While we move to the red tier, for now, OUSD schools will continue distance learning through the end of 2020.
I learned there’s now a term to describe people like me who are undisciplined mask wearers — maskholes. You know the type: we slop them on like an old[Read more]
View agendas, meeting details, and videos of past and present OUSD Board meetings here. The District is required to publicly notice meetings at least 24 hours in advance. In the...
'Slow Streets' and gentrification
The Oakland Slow Streets project is supposed to provide space for residents to practice social distancing, but some worry it is a tool for displacement.
Oakland distillery makes hand sanitizer
Wright & Brown Distilling Co. has been in West Oakland for five years, making award-winning bourbon, rye whiskey, rum, and single malt. Each one of their bottles are made onsite,...
Passover during shelter in place
COVID-19 and the Bay Area shelter in place have led Oakland Jews adjust how they celebrate Passover.
Shelter in place impacts families
Oakland families are adjusting differently to the COVID-19 related shelter-in-place order. Amelah El-Amin profiles different families in East and West Oakland.