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Tuesday, February 11th, 2014

5 urban planning challenges for downtown Oakland

Recently, Oakland Local sought out five people with long histories in Oakland and asked them to share their thoughts about downtown Oakland’s planning challenges and opportunities. (Read the companion piece here.) For our completely unscientific survey, we talked to a preservationist, an architect, a landscape architect, a developer and a planner. It is impossible to

Tuesday, January 7th, 2014

Oakland City Council Meeting, Jan. 7, 2014–The Skinny

Oakland City Council Preview 1 Frank Ogawa Plaza Tuesday, Jan. 7, 5:30 p.m. LATHAM SQUARE (Item 14) The City Council will hear both sides of a slowly-building and contentious issue over the future of Latham...

Friday, July 2nd, 2010

Calm Before the Storm? Day(s) Before Verdict, Oakland is Quiet

Fourteenth Street was quiet. Almost too quiet. It was about 7 p.m., Thursday, July 1 — one day before the earliest the much-anticipated verdict in the Johannes Mehserle trial would come in. Warm air, blue sky and...