Local Oakland News

5 options for stay-at-home fun in SF & Oakland: Monday, March 30

The Bay Area’s shelter-in-place order has brought countless events usually held as in-person gatherings online. This week, we’re aiming to support local businesses in San Francisco and Oakland by highlighting five of these events each day. How will COVID-19 and the shelter-in-place order affect California’s economy? Join State Controller Betty Yee for a discussion of potential […]

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Coronavirus Update: Oakland Sets Up Coliseum-Area Hotels To House Homeless With COVID-19

OAKLAND (KPIX 5) — Ever since the COVID-19 outbreak began, health officials have feared what would happen if it became entrenched in the homeless population. On Monday, Oakland officials unveiled their strategy for trying to prevent that from happening. Two hotels just off Hegenberger Road near the Oakland Coliseum — The Comfort Inn and Radisson […]

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At Oakland elementary school, coronavirus brings job loss to 80% of families

As the teachers and principal at an East Oakland school made daily phone calls to families to check in during the coronvirus closure, they started to see a terrible pattern of job losses, layoffs and fear. More than 80% of the families at Esperanza Elementary School had at least one parent out of work. In […]

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Housing the homeless at Oakland hotels to slow the spread of COVID-19

Housing the homeless at Oakland hotels to slow spread of COVID-19 Two hotels in East Oakland have now opened their doors to house the homeless during the COVID-19 crisis. OAKLAND, Calif. – Two hotels in East Oakland have now opened their doors to house the homeless during the COVID-19 crisis.  The Comfort Inn and The […]

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Oakland Sets Up Coliseum-Area Hotels To House Homeless With COVID-19

Monday Evening Forecast With Paul HeggenWarmer temperatures ahead. 2 hours ago Teachers, Students Embrace Technological Challenges As Coronavirus Sheltering Shifts Learning OnlineTeachers in a South San Jose school district have developed some creative strategies to bridge the technological divide as they scramble to shift from classroom to online learning. Devin Fehely reports.. (3/30/20) 3 hours […]

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Man being prosecuted in Oakland robbery caught on video charged with Richmond robbery

RICHMOND — An ex-convict already in custody and being prosecuted with another man in a violent Oakland robbery Feb. 10 that was captured on video surveillance,  was formally charged Monday with another robbery that happened a few hours later in Richmond, authorities said. Latif Malik, 24, was charged by Contra Costa County prosecutors with second […]

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Coronavirus In California Turns A Pregnant Business Woman Into A Resistant Stay-At-Home Mom

Photo by Thomas A. Ferrara/Newsday RM via Getty Images Newsday via Getty Images I thought I would be on maternity leave right now, but I did not realize the entire world would be on maternity leave with me, including my three year old daughter. To track the timeline of coronavirus in California—or at least my […]

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Watch live: See the view out a window at the East Bay Times in Oakland

CLICK HERE if you’re having trouble viewing media on a mobile device. We are sharing our view of Lake Merritt from a window at the East Bay Times’ office in Oakland, California and we want to see yours. Share a photo of your window view with us by posting a picture on our Facebook page: […]

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“Housing Is Health”: Calls Grow for California to Give Vacant Homes to Unhoused People Amid Pandemic

We look at the crisis of homelessness during the coronavirus pandemic in California, where the number of cases has passed 6,000 with 132 deaths. The entire state has been ordered to shelter in place, leaving the state’s massive unhoused population extremely vulnerable. As the state braces for a surge in cases, tens of thousands of […]

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Why Curt Schilling says Oakland and its fans are worst in baseball

Former All-Star pitcher Curt Schilling, perhaps best known for his bloody sock and runny mouth, eviscerated A’s fans as well as the team’s stadium as part of a late-night Twitter stream. Schilling, never one afraid to share his views on social media, said the Bay Area offered the best (the Giants) and the worst (the […]

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