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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
Big Oil to Face Questions on Climate Change as Cities' Abatement Lawsuit Proceeds

Five of the world's biggest energy producers will be questioned by a federal judge on Wednesday about climate change science, part of a lawsuit that accuses the companies of misleading the public for years about their role in global warming. The cities of San Francisco and Oakland, California sued Chevron Corp., Exxon Mobil Corp., ConocoPhillips , Royal Dutch Shell PLC, and BP PLC last year, seeking an abatement fund to help the cities address flooding they say is a result of climate change.

Student With Loaded Gun Arrested at High School in Oakland

Fremont High School in Oakland was on lockdown Wednesday morning after a student brought a loaded gun to campus, but everyone on the campus is safe, according to the Oakland Unified School District. A student was called to the administration office for an unrelated discussion, OUSD spokesman John Sasaki said.

Piedmont begins ticketing near contentious Oakland border

Parking enforcement for the Linda/Kingston/Rose/Lake neighborhood began Monday and citations will be issued to anyone parking from 10 p.m. to 7 a.m. seven days a week without a permit. "We will use discretion to issue the citations," Piedmont police Chief Jeremy Bowers said.

A man killed Sunday night when he was hit by a vehicle on I-580 in Oakland has been identified

A man killed Sunday night when he was hit by a vehicle on Interstate 580 in East Oakland was identified by the coroner's office Wednesday as 32-year-old Norman Bean. Bean died about 8:47 p.m. Sunday after he was hit by a vehicle on the Fruitvale Avenue off-ramp of I-580.

Oakland officials want to raise more preschool funding through

A crossing guard stops traffic for parents and Glenview Elementary School students walking to a bus staging area at East 38th and Beaumont avenues in Oakland, Calif. on Friday, Nov. 17, 2017.

Apartment tower planned for Oakland

CIM Group has begun construction of a residential tower at Jack London Square in downtown Oakland that will add hundreds of housing units to the Bay Area within two years. The project is located near the corner of Harrison Street and Embarcadero West in Oakland, and is part of the Jack London Square restaurant, retail and entertainment complex perched on the East Bay waterfront.

Oakland sinkhole shuts down Posey Tube, big delays expected

A file photo of the Posey Tube. Both lanes of the Posey Tube in Oakland will be closed Monday morning, authorities said.

Music Review: Idiot Grins - 'State of Health' Shimmers With Luscious Soul and R&B Flavors

Idiot Grins recently released State of Health . The band is made up of Michael Conner on organ, piano, clavinet, harmonica, and synths; Evan Eustis on bass, backup vocals, mandolin, and lead vocals; John Hansen on lead vocals and backup vocals, electric piano, and accordion; Michael Melgoza plays drums and sings backup; and Randy Strauss plays guitar and lap steel.

Re: Thursday's Briefing: Two People Die in Lake Merritt; BART Seeks...

Stories you shouldn't miss for March 15, 2018: 1. The bodies of a man and woman were pulled out of Lake Merritt this morning after neighbors reported that the couple had been fighting and heard the woman cry for help, KTVU reports. When emergency crews arrived on scene, they saw the man thrashing in the water.

Open Seasoning: Inside 'Oaktown Spice Shop'

When married couple John Beaver and Erica Perez moved to Oakland from Milwaukee in 2009, they discovered a community that was passionate about farmer's markets and local butcher shops. But after observing that most residents still purchased their spices at the supermarket, Perez and Beaver decided to open their own store, Oaktown Spice Shop to fill the gap.

'Ross Dress For Less' Opens At Fruitvale Station Shopping Center

A new outpost for discount chain Ross Dress for Less has opened in East Oakland at Fruitvale Station Shopping Center . Like other locations, the East Oakland Ross offers a variety of items priced at 20 to 60 percent less than "the same brands carried in department and specialty stores," according to the business' Yelp page .

Bodies of man, woman pulled from Lake Merritt

Dispatchers received a 911 call about 4:15 a.m. reporting that two people appeared to be drowning after an argument broke out between the two near the intersection of Lakeshore and Hanover avenues, said Felicia Aisthorpe, a spokeswoman for the Oakland Police Department. A dispute between a man and a women turned deadly early Thursday morning at Lake Merritt, where their bodies were pulled from the waters just before sunrise, authorities said.

Renting In Oakland: What Will $2,300 Get You?

We've rounded up the latest rental offerings via Zumper to get a sense of what to expect when it comes to finding a new pad if you're on a budget of $2,300/month. Listed at $2,295/month, this 840-square-foot, 1-bedroom, 1-bathroom apartment is located at 330 Park View Terrace.

A Look Inside Oakland's Least-Expensive Apartments

According to Zumper , the median rent for a 1-bedroom in Oakland is hovering around $2,150, but what might you get for your money? We looked at listings for studios and 1-bedroom apartments to get a sense of what price-conscious apartment seekers can expect to find. The first floor unit features hardwood flooring, granite countertops, wooden cabinets and secured entry, but dogs and cats are not permitted.

VC-backed Turnitin adds ex-U.S. Secy of Education to board

Oakland, California-based Turnitin , a service that aims to detect student plagiarism, has named Arne Duncan , former U.S. Secretary of Education, to its board of directors. Currently, Duncan, who served as U.S. Secretary of Education from 2009 to 2015, is the managing partner of Emerson Collective .

Trump uses visit to San Diego to bash California, Jerry Brown,...

President Donald Trump on Tuesday eagerly inspected prototypes on display in California for his "big beautiful border wall" amid peaceful protests but growing tensions between his administration and the state over immigration enforcement. President Trump used his first official visit to California to talk up his planned border wall and slam both Gov. Jerry Brown and Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf for "putting the entire nation at risk" and becoming "the best friend of criminals" for their support of sanctuary policies for undocumented residents.

Watch Weezer's Rivers Cuomo Cover '90s Hits By R.E.M., Smashing Pumpkins & Oasis

Rivers Cuomo of Weezer performs during Live 105's Not So Silent Night at Oracle Arena on Dec. 9, 2017 in Oakland, Calif. Weezer leader Rivers Cuomo played a solo acoustic set at The Hi Hat in Los Angeles this past Saturday.

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