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Oakland's initial growth came from using hillside oak and redwood timber to build San Francisco. After the 1906 San Francisco earthquake, many San Franciscans headed to Oakland and a great number of Oakland's homes were built during the 1910s and 1920s. During the late twentieth century, a steady flood of immigrants from around the globe came into Oakland, and it is now known as one of the most ethnically diverse cities in the U.S.

Population: 404155
Local Newspapers: Oakland Tribune
Local Sports Teams: Oakland Athletics (MLB) Oakland Raiders (NFL) Golden State Warriors (NBA)
Local Colleges: Laney College Merritt College California College of the Arts Holy Names University Lincoln University Mills College Patten University Samuel Merritt College

Zip Codes associated with oakland, california: 94601 94602 94603 94605 94606 94607 94608 94609 94610 94611 94612 94615 94617 94618 94619 94621
Towns/Cities near oakland, california : Emeryville Piedmont Tuxedo Acorn Prescott Oak Tree Oakmore Clawson Mosswood

Oakland News
Man charged in ambush knife attack on Oakland girl

A man suspected of ambushing and repeatedly stabbing a 14-year-old girl on her way to school Tuesday morning has been charged with attempted murder and other felony counts, according to authorities and court records. Police said the suspect did not know the girl before the attack, which left her with several stab wounds to the face and other parts of her body.

Young Oakland girl critically injured by hit-run driver

A young girl was critically injured Friday afternoon in East Oakland by a motorist who fled the scene but was arrested a short time later, police said. The girl was struck by a red Toyota Camry about 1:25 p.m. Friday in the 800 block of East 15th Street near Franklin Elementary School.

Motorcyclist killed on I-80 in Oakland identified

A motorcyclist killed Thursday afternoon in a collision with a car on I-80 was identified by the coroner's office Friday as Dana Gentry, 47, of Rio Linda in Sacramento County. According to the California Highway Patrol, Gentry was riding a 2012 Harley Davidson motorcycle about 1:50 p.m. Thursday westbound on I-80 west of the Powell Street exit.

Oakland developer eyes longterm improvements for Havenscourt neighborhood

Tizta Dallaq in front of her corner East Oakland store as Jessica Hernandez, Jaretzy Acosta, and Jessie Chavez walk by. OAKLAND - Tizta and Akram Dallaq dreamed of two things before opening the Dallaq Market in 2014 in East Oakland's Havenscourt neighborhood: owning their own business, and contributing to the community's overall health.

Mill Valley pet rescue group aids furry fire evacuees

Pet carrying crates line the back wall at Hopalong & Second Chance Animal Rescue in Mill Valley. 2017 The next day, fires sparking and spreading up north, the storefront at 367 Miller Ave. turned into a wall-to-wall warehouse of pet supplies.

The Grateful Dead's Phil Lesh and his son Grahame share a band - and an even stronger bond

When Grahame Lesh decided to enter his high school talent show in 2003, he asked his dad, Grateful Dead bassist Phil Lesh, if he'd join him to perform the band's hippie-era anthem "Sugar Magnolia." Phil, 77, and Grahame, 30, now play together regularly, anchoring the Terrapin Family Band , Phil's latest Dead-centric project that grew out of regular gigs at Terrapin Crossroads , the family's bar, restaurant and music venue in San Rafael, Calif.

Oakland businesses lend hand to North Bay fire victims

From restaurants to record stores, Oakland businesses have helped out evacuees of the North Bay fires any way they could. Oakland's Sweet Bar Bakery started collecting donations Oct. 11, said owner Mani Niall.

7,000 buildings destroyed in deadly California wildfires

California officials have raised the number of homes and structures destroyed in this month's wildfires to nearly 7,000 and said Thursday that the number will likely climb as crews continue assessing areas scorched by the blazes that killed 42 people. The estimate of homes and structures burned was boosted to 6,900 from 5,700 as fire crews returned to hard-hit neighborhoods and assessed remote and rural areas they could not get to earlier, said Daniel Berlant, a spokesman with the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection.

Darin White named Oakland's new fire chief

White, who has 30 years in the fire service including 20 in Oakland, recently served as interim fire chief after Teresa Deloach Reed retired. "We conducted a rigorous national search to find the best fire chief for Oakland," Mayor Libby Schaaf said in a statement.

Teaching kids to protect themselves from human trafficking

There are signs of human trafficking all around us. But, like most of us, if you don't know what to look for you probably miss them.

East Bay Mini Maker Faire returning to Oakland on Sunday

Robot artist Justin Gray will make his debut at this year's East Bay Mini Maker Faire on Oct. 22, when he stages hourly performances of his pieces, such as his creation, above, "Libby" the robot. Learning to solder is one of the most popular activities at the East Bay Mini Maker Faire, taking place this year Oct. 22 at Park Day School in Oakland's Temescal District.

Elephant Rumblings: AFL Videos, 32-Team Expansion, Earthquake Memories

Mack, together with Ben Shibe, founded the Athletics in 1901. 1967 - The American League owners grant Charlie Finley permission to move the Kansas City Athletics to Oakland, California, in time for the start of the 1968 season.

14-year-old girl stabbed in the face in Oakland

A 14-year-old girl was stabbed in the face on her way to school in a shocking and apparently random attack in the Pill Hill neighborhood of Oakland on Tuesday morning, police said. The assault occurred on the 400 block of 29th street in Oakland on Tuesday about 8:52 a.m., according to the Oakland Police Department.

Silversun Pickups kick off tour with Santa Cruz, Oakland dates

Brian Aubert of the Silversun Pickups performs at the BottleRock Napa Valley music festival in Napa, Calif., on Friday, May 26, 2017. But don't just take our word on it.

Dance Card: Oakland company AXIS turns a new page at 30

Marc Brew is still getting the lay of the land since relocating from Glasgow to Oakland in May, but he's already putting his stamp on AXIS Dance Company, where he's the newly appointed artistic director. After some 15 years in the U.K., and nine years leading the Marc Brew Company, the Australian-born choreographer decided to cross the Atlantic and take the helm of the nation's most acclaimed physically integrated dance company from co-founder Judith Smith.

Woman killed, two injured in Oakland fire

A woman was killed and two other adults injured in a two-alarm fire late Tuesday night at a house in the city's Lakeshore area, authorities said Wednesday. The fire erupted about 11:18 p.m. Tuesday in an upstairs room at the two-story home in the 700 block of Calmar Avenue, Battalion Fire Chief Tracey Chin said..

This form of exercise may kill you

An alarming new study indicates that you can exercise yourself to death if you spend too much time in the gym. If you love hitting the gym and working out for hours, a new study warns that you could be at a much higher risk for premature death.

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