Have you driven across the new Bay Bridge yet?  One of our most-viewed stories this month was this time-lapse video of the  photography of the construction of the SF-Oakland Bay Bridge.

Other city news that got numerous readers were Steve Tavare’s story on the 19th street BART station–Renaming Oakland’s 19th Street BART Station Could Be Costly (Analysis) , and a report Bill giving Oakland Local Control Over Gun Laws Passes Legislature.

Also popular: A’s Owner Hints At Downtown Ballpark in Oakland (Analysis) and Oakland Needs A Plan , Op-Ed by Council member Desley Brooks.

And of course, we’re always eating, talking about food,cooking and thinking about how food, equity and access to health food fit together. Some of the popular stories on these topics from this week:

Oakland Social: Five comfort food date nights in Oakland 

Oakland Social: Couyon brings Cajun to Eli’s Mile High Club

Seven reasons to visit East Bay farmers’ markets this fall 

And culture, going out and the arts:

Oakulture: Uriah Duffy on Crossroads at Burning Man, Wifey Upstages Eve, Betti Ono Turns Three «

Oakulture: Visit Oakland, Nightlife Beyond First Fridays, the Oakland Music Festival Arrives

And don’t miss these on tech and education:
The Hidden Genius Project teaches coding and confidence to young men of color in Oakland 

Education Voices: Student-teacher relationships essential for school success 


See more top stories here.

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About The Author

Susan Mernit is editor & publisher of Oakland Local (oaklandlocal.com) a news & community hub for Oakland, CA. A former VP at AOL & Netscape, & former! Yahoo Senior Director, Mernit was consulting program manager for The Knight News Challenge, 2008-09; was a 2012 Stanford Carlos McClatchy Fellow; and is a board adviser to The Center for Health Reporting at USC, Annenberg School of Journalism. She has consulted with many non-profit organizations on strategy, product development and social media/engagement, including Salon.com, TechSoup Global, Public Radio International and the Institute for Policy Studies/Economic Hardship Reporting Project, led by Barbara Ehrenreich.

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