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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
New website, OaklandGood, aims to highlight citya s positive side

Whenever Oakland native Nick Maccarone would travel for work as an actor, he felt that whenever he told people where he was from, he got a negative reaction. "Anytime I was out of state, if I mentioned I was from Oakland, there was this stigma," said Maccarone, who is an alum of Bishop O'Dowd High School.

Oakland: Joaquin Elementary students celebrate culture of Yemen, start of Ramadan

Parents and students at Joaquin Miller Elementary celebrated the culture of Yemen and the beginning of Ramadan on Monday as a part of the school's World Language and Culture Program. The World Language and Culture Program began last year as an initiative to offer students an opportunity to learn Spanish and Mandarin, and to also make the school more a globally aware community.

How A West Oakland Homeless Shelter Provides Basic Women's Needs, Such As Access To Tampons

It's an early Thursday morning and a slow trickle of clients are coming through the doors of A Friendly Manor, a center for homeless women in West Oakland. The sign-up sheet for showers is almost full, and women take their seats around the common room, their belongings stacked next to them.

'Homeless Lives Matter Too': People Sleeping On Oakland's ...

It is never really quiet on Northgate Avenue. For the residents living in tents and makeshift shelters in the shadows of two downtown Oakland freeways, the hum of motors and wheels bumping over cracked pavement defers only to the loud screech of BART trains as they snake by on tracks overhead.

Oakland Expends Considerable Money and Person-Power Displacing...

They came in the morning: Police officers rousting people from sleeping bags and tents, and ordering them into the chilly air. It was early February, and the Oakland cops and public-works crews were at yet another homeless encampment, this one at Grove Shafter Park.

Treadway: Vocal ensemble holding benefit show for ailing founder; Point Richmond garage sale is back

El Cerrito Soroptimist chapter President Melissa Arciniega and club member and El Cerrito Mayor Janet Abelson present Nexiah Whitson with The Violet Richardson Award. Current and former members of a Berkeley-based women's vocal group are donating their talents for a June 8 benefit concert in support of the ensemble's founder and director, who has been diagnosed with colorectal cancer.

New Works by UC Berkeley Graduates at BAMPFA

The Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive is hosting the 47th annual Master of Fine Arts Graduate Exhibition from May 17 through June 11. Group exhibitions like this one, when unanchored by a theme or medium, are refreshingly diverse. Consider Takming Chuang's fluid ceramic sculptures, made from unfired clay, which subvert the usually rigid medium, invoking ephemerality and impermanence.

Grocery Cafe Returns In Jack London

In 2015, former Express restaurant reviewer Luke Tsai praised a hole-in-the-wall Burmese spot called Grocery Cafe, formerly located on Tenth Avenue. He described mis-matched tables and chairs, and the feel of a church-basement potlucks.

Letter writer is shocked by differences in Oakland and Japan

I just returned from my first trip to Japan. Over the three weeks I traveled in and between Tokyo and Kyoto, I saw only two or possibly three homeless people and zero panhandlers or beggars.

Boy, 9, shot while walking puppy in Oakland

The boy was walking with his older brother, mother and father to a grocery store when the stray bullet hit him. The boy was walking with his older brother, mother and father to a grocery store when the stray bullet hit him.

How City Hall Crushed Occupy Oakland

The beginning of the end for Occupy Oakland wasn't a street battle with the police, nor was it a poisonous internal split among organizers - though there were plenty of both. According to Mike King, a participant in Occupy Oakland who is now an assistant professor of criminal justice at Bridgewater State University in Massachusetts, the first sign of trouble was a seemingly innocuous permit that several attorney-activists applied for with the City of Oakland.

Homeless encampment crisis, Oakland officials under fire to find solutions

Beneath a freeway in West Oakland, three dozen tents and make-shift wooden shacks are spread out over the sidewalks at Sixth and Brush streets. There are mattresses, broken bicycles, overflowing shopping carts and piles of garbage, some of it illegally dumped.

Oakland: Homeless encampment catches fire under BART tracks

Several tents and other items were destroyed but no one was reported injured Wednesday morning when a fire erupted at a homeless encampment underneath BART tracks in West Oakland, authorities said. Wednesday's fire started about 4:24 a.m. on the south side of Fifth Street between Market and Brush streets, an area that has a large homeless population.

Issues bookstore, newsstand bucks trend; ready to celebrate 10th anniversary in Oakland

Piedmont Avenue's bookstore and newsstand Issues, which opened at a time when all things print were reported to be struggling, is now set to celebrate its 10th anniversary from noon to 4 p.m. June 4. The store is known for its selection of local periodicals and newspapers, fine art catalogs, fashion quarterlies and other magazines and books. Since Noella Teele and Joe Colley opened their store in 2007, their business has continued to expand and Issues - as well as Teele and Colley - have become mainstays on Piedmont Avenue.

Help for Oakland's favorite birds, the black-crowned night-herons

Baby black-crowned night-herons seem to scream for attention after they were rescued. Oakland Zoo, Golden Gate Audubon Society and International Bird Rescue have teamed up again this year to patrol the area around the night-herons' rookery and treat injured birds.

Celeste Guap's Alleged Pimp Denies Felony Allegations

The man accused of pimping the teenage sex worker at the center of the Oakland Police Department sex-trafficking scandal is denying charges that he exploited "Celeste Guap." Last week, in Alameda County Superior Court, Guap testified that Daniel Troy Knight offered to be her pimp when she was eighteen, and that he paid for her four-day stint to work as a prostitute in a hotel near the Oakland airport in February of 2016.

Cops and Courts May 24, 2017: Capitola police ID accused lingerie thieves

Capitola police have identified two of the four women suspected of stealing lingerie from Victoria's Secret in Capitola Mall before leading multiple law enforcement agencies on a series of high speed car chases around the county Monday. Jaelonda Burns, 20, of Oakland, and Antonique Watkins, 18, of Union City were arrested and booked into Santa Cruz County Jail.

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