Oakland

Tommy Orange's powerful novel "There There" is set in  Oakland. (Courtesy Elena Seibert)

Oakland’s urban Indians come to life in exquisite ‘There There’

Tommy Orange’s “There There” is a Bay Area bestseller for a reason.…

 

Daveed Diggs, left, and Rafael Casal play friends who work for a moving company  in “Blindspotting.” (Courtesy Ariel Nava/ Lionsgate)

Casal, Diggs celebrate ‘Blindspotting’ in Oakland

East Bay-bred Rafael Casal and Daveed Diggs, writers and stars of “Blindspotting”…

 

Noel Gallagher plays to promote his third High Flying Birds album, with the rocking single “Holy Mountain.” (Courtesy Lawrence Watson)

Noel Gallagher ponders who built the moon

Ex-Oasis bandleader Noel Gallagher made “Who Built the Moon?” -- his third…

 

Marshawn Lynch loves Oakland. When he learned the Raiders were planning to leave, he decided to make as big an impact he could for the community. (Courtesy Marshawn Lynch/Facebook)

Marshawn Lynch does more for Oakland than Raiders could ever hope

Marshawn Lynch is a renaissance man. I’ll forgive you if you missed…

Marshawn Lynch loves Oakland. When he learned the Raiders were planning to leave, he decided to make as big an impact he could for the community. (Courtesy Marshawn Lynch/Facebook)
Oakland firefighters battled a four-alarm blaze Friday morning in the 2400 block of Valdez Street (Jonah Owen Lamb / SF Examiner).

Displaced Oakland residents to return after construction fire

The majority of the 700 to 900 people displaced by the four-alarm…

Oakland firefighters battled a four-alarm blaze Friday morning in the 2400 block of Valdez Street (Jonah Owen Lamb / SF Examiner).
All eastbound lanes of the Bay Bridge were shut down early Sunday morning after a California Highway Patrol Officer fired several rounds at a driver who was reportedly driving toward officers. (Courtesy Bryan Carmody)

Bay Bridge suspect shot by police in stable condition at Oakland hospital

A man shot by police while allegedly driving toward officers on the…

All eastbound lanes of the Bay Bridge were shut down early Sunday morning after a California Highway Patrol Officer fired several rounds at a driver who was reportedly driving toward officers. (Courtesy Bryan Carmody)
From left, Woody Harrelson, Daniel Clowes and Craig Johnson work on the set of “Wilson.” (Courtesy Wilson Webb/20th Century Fox)

Daniel Clowes adapts personal ‘Wilson’ for the big screen

The new movie “Wilson” feels effortless, but it could have been an…

From left, Woody Harrelson, Daniel Clowes and Craig Johnson work on the set of “Wilson.” (Courtesy Wilson Webb/20th Century Fox)
After months of turmoil and public outrage, Police Chief Greg Suhr tendered his resignation on May 19, 2016. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)

Former SFPD Chief Suhr now consulting for Golden State Warriors

Former San Francisco police Chief Greg Suhr, who stepped down amid controversy…

After months of turmoil and public outrage, Police Chief Greg Suhr tendered his resignation on May 19, 2016. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)

Federal judge overseeing Oakland police reforms to retire in August

The federal judge overseeing reform efforts for the Oakland Police Department plans…

Power lines are seen stretched across Highway 880 at High Street in Oakland, Calif. Tuesday, January 10, 2016. (Photo courtesy CHP Oakland/Twitter)

UPDATE: Downed power lines cleared on I-880 in Oakland

UPDATE 2:50 p.m.: Both directions of Interstate Highway 880 have reopened in…

Power lines are seen stretched across Highway 880 at High Street in Oakland, Calif. Tuesday, January 10, 2016. (Photo courtesy CHP Oakland/Twitter)

Oakland Mayor Schaaf says new police chief is ‘reform-minded leader’

Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf said today that she chose to hire 34-year…

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Oakland Mayor Schaaf says violent crime is down about 5 percent

Homicides have increased in most large American cities this year but Oakland…

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(S.F. Examiner file photo)

Offers on Oakland homes increase 62 percent in two months

According to real estate site Redfin, Oakland's housing boom has taken a…

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(Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)

Four Nuestra Familia gang members sentenced to federal prison

A three-month trial wrapped up in Oakland Wednesday, as four high-profile members of…

(Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)
A couple embraces near the scene in Oakland, Calif. Sunday, December 4, 2016 (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)

Fire Chief: no record found of inspections at Ghost Ship

A thorough records check by the Oakland Fire Department has turned up…

A couple embraces near the scene in Oakland, Calif. Sunday, December 4, 2016 (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)
Charred windows and walls of the artist's collective Ghost Ship. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)

Golden State Warriors’ coaches, players pledge additional $75K to fire relief fund

A fundraiser created by Oakland Athletics to aid the victims of the…

Charred windows and walls of the artist's collective Ghost Ship. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)
Charred windows and walls of the artist's collective Ghost Ship. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)

SFSU alum dead in Oakland ‘Ghost Ship’ fire

A graduate student at San Francisco State University is among the missing…

Charred windows and walls of the artist's collective Ghost Ship. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)
Firefighters responded to a massive blaze at the Ghost Ship art warehouse in Oakland. (Courtesy @Oaklandfirelive via Twitter)

Death toll rises to 24 in Oakland ‘Ghost Ship’ blaze

The death toll in late Friday night's Oakland warehouse fire has risen…

Firefighters responded to a massive blaze at the Ghost Ship art warehouse in Oakland. (Courtesy @Oaklandfirelive via Twitter)
Firefighters responded to a massive blaze at the Ghost Ship art warehouse in Oakland. (Courtesy @Oaklandfirelive via Twitter)

UPDATE: 9 killed, 25 missing in overnight Oakland fire

Firefighters continued Saturday to sift through the wreckage of a warehouse that…

Firefighters responded to a massive blaze at the Ghost Ship art warehouse in Oakland. (Courtesy @Oaklandfirelive via Twitter)
A "Forever Oakland" sign is hung during a game against the Atlanta Falcons at Oakland Coliseum in Oakland, Calif., on September 18, 2016. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Mayor prepares to unveil plan to keep Raiders in Oakland

Oakland mayor Libby Schaaf has steadfastly fought the Raiders from leaving the…

A "Forever Oakland" sign is hung during a game against the Atlanta Falcons at Oakland Coliseum in Oakland, Calif., on September 18, 2016. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)