Alameda County health officials eased restrictions on businesses as COVID-19 cases continue to rise. Santa Rita inmates fear exposure to coronavirus.
Oakland surpassed 500 coronavirus cases; workers rally by car on May Day, officials tell residents to "Give the Lake a Break."
Oakland artists and activists are creating masks to keep communities safer during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Alameda County releases city-level data on COVID-19 cases. Oakland Voices correspondents share their experiences during pandemic. Support for local workers and food stamp recipients.
Mine is the only car as I pull up to 35th and MacArthur early Tuesday morning. Usually swarming with students on their way to Skyline High and workers heading downtown or BART, only one man[Read more]
Follow Oakland Voices’ COVID-19 coverage here, with twice-a-week news updates and articles. Check out Masks We Wear, reflections from our Oakland Voices Correspondents about how they feel wearing a mask and the issues it brings[Read more]
Thousands gathered in downtown Oakland for the Black Joy Parade.
The first thing that I saw of familiarity in the Laurel District was the Subway fast food restaurant across the street from the 76 Gas Station; it reminded me of my hometown, Philadelphia. Subway makes[Read more]
I love hip-hop and rap music; they’re my favorite genres. Don’t get me wrong, I like jazz, R&B, reggae, soca, salsa, hard rock, pop, alternative, and etcetera, so I do have diversified taste. However, what[Read more]
The East Oakland Switchboard is located right around the corner from me. For three years, I’ve walked and ridden past it and wondered what the business does. Formerly homeless, I could tell it was[Read more]