10 Apr 2019

Oakland teachers still feeling stuck post-strike

At the end of February the Oakland teachers went on strike for higher salaries and smaller classroom sizes. The strike started on Feb 21 and the teachers and Oakland Unified

26 Feb 2019

‘Black Joy’ parade fills Oakland streets

East Bay community shuts down thoroughfare to celebrate Black culture, history and achievements in second annual festival PHOTOS BY: SHAYLYN MARTOS/Golden Gate Xpress    

22 Feb 2019

Oakland teachers demand living wages and additional support

Oakland teachers rallied together for a strike Thursday morning, demanding higher wages, smaller classes and increased support for public schools.

06 Nov 2018

Local candidates await voting returns

Local candidates running for office in San Francisco and Oakland turn out to vote at their respective polling places on Election Day, Nov. 6, 2018. Xpress photographers also captured voting

17 Oct 2018

Smooth sounds abound at Treasure Island Music Festival

Rosy sunsets, good food and a wealth of diverse music set the tone right at this year’s Treasure Island Music Festival. After taking a year off, the festival made its

09 Oct 2018

Poohrail turns pro

Skateboarding didn’t come easy to San Francisco resident Terrell Newell, but it was something that just clicked with him. Terrell “Poohrail” Newell started skating when he was just 3 years

02 Oct 2018

Oakland Tuff Sheds no solution to homelessness, say opponents

Residents of the E 12th Street homeless encampment have finished rebuilding their shelters following a widespread fire that leveled half of the 450-square-foot area on Sept. 11. Since then, the

21 Sep 2018

Poetry center debuts poetic series

SF State’s poetry center is hosting their first new Tripwire Cross-Cultural Poetics Series on Sept. 26-27 at E. M. Wolfman Books in downtown Oakland. Jen Hofer and John Pluecker, poet-translator-activists, will be presenting their

18 Sep 2018

Rolling Loud takes on the Bay Area

The all-around hyphy nature the Bay Area is known for returned to the Oakland Coliseum for the third annual Rolling Loud Festival. The festival drew in a powerhouse of names

18 Sep 2018

Oakland homeless encampment fire reveals human desperation

Fire engulfed a homeless encampment on E 12th Street in downtown Oakland on Tuesday, Sept. 11, scorching one-third of the shelters along with all the belongings of 30 of the

13 Sep 2018

Pride celebration livens Oakland, highlights marginal community

The Oakland Pride Parade and Festival extols positivity, love, and the acceptance of one another within the LGBTQ community annually, with this year taking place in downtown Oakland, Calif. The

01 Sep 2018

A’s offer 50 percent off all food to promote new ticket plan

On Friday, the Oakland Athletics gave all fans half of concessions to promote A’s Access, a new ticket plan that replaces the conventional season ticket. A’s Access is a new ticket membership plan announced by the team a month ago to give all members access to all 81 home games with different plans to upgrade their seat. Also included is 50 percent off all concessions, 25 percent off merchandise and discounted parking. The A’s hosted the Seattle Mariners on August 31st and gave all fans the ability to have the same prices Access members will have during the 2019 season. Prices included $2.50 sodas, $3 hot dogs and even $4 beer. Many fans are exicited for the direction of the club both on the field and in the front office with the Dave Kaval leading the way with his commitment to keeping the team in Oakland and upgrading the Coliseum since his hiring in November 2016.

18 Apr 2018

I won’t be able to buy a home in my beloved Bay Area

Born in San Francisco and raised in the East Bay, the Bay Area holds a very special place in my heart. My parents immigrated from Mexico to San Francisco for

18 May 2017

Bay Area students work together to study Oakland lead levels

SF State biology students are teaming up with high school students in East Oakland to test the amounts of lead in their community using samples of dust, paint, water and

02 May 2017

May Day in Oakland draws renewed support in times of Trump

Thousands marched in May Day demonstrations in Oakland bringing renewed vigor to a day of protest with recently flagging numbers. An estimated 2,000-3,000 protesters rallied outside Fruitvale Village before marching

26 Apr 2017

SF State alumni’s efforts lead to a Pulitzer Prize

Several SF State alumni were part of the team that won the acclaimed Pulitzer Prize earlier this month for breaking news coverage of the Ghost Ship fire for the East

22 Feb 2017

Black Panther Party exhibit extended due to high demand

Thousands have shown up to the golden anniversary exhibit that reflects on one of the most militant organizations of the Civil Rights era.   Workers at the ticketing desk said

25 Jan 2017

Women’s March calls for action after historic turnout

The Women’s March on Washington has launched a new campaign called “10 Actions for the first 100 Days” after more than 200,000 women, men and children joined sister marches throughout

25 Jan 2017

Students spark discussion on structural violence in self-built art exhibit

Personal moments and intriguing faces were displayed along the walls of the student-built art exhibit “Potential,” which was held at popular Oakland art venue The Flight Deck, on the first

16 Dec 2016

SF State remembers Jennifer Mendiola

Last Wednesday, SF State alumna Jennifer Mendiola was officially named as a victim of the deadly Oakland Ghost Ship fire. Two other SF State victims had been identified days before,

15 Dec 2016

Campus groups hold memorial for Michela Gregory

Students and faculty gathered in front of the the Cesar Chavez Student Center Wednesday afternoon, where the Metro College Success Program and the Metro Association of Social Equity Student Organization

13 Dec 2016

Threatened creative spaces are a haven for underrepresented artists

One of the enduring thoughts  I will take away from this semester is that art is not only a powerful vessel of self-expression, but a tool of representation for a

06 Dec 2016

Thousands gather in mourning at Oakland vigil

Over 2,500 people came together Monday evening at a pagoda on Lake Merritt holding candles, glow sticks and flowers to mourn the loss of the people who died in a

21 Apr 2015

Protesters congregate in Oakland to push for minimum wage increase

Hundreds of demonstrators shut down Bay Area streets and restaurants April 15 as part of a nationwide fight to raise the minimum wage to $15 per hour. Protesters rallied in Oakland fast food

11 Mar 2015

Oakland minimum wage hike leaves students uncertain

Following San Francisco’s footsteps, Oakland increased its minimum wage from $9 to $12.25 per hour, which went into effect March 2. SF State student Sam Gebru — unsure if the

24 Feb 2015

World-renowned alumna plays as role model for young women composers

  SF State alumna Elinor Armer, a world-renowned pianist, composer and teacher, is celebrating her 75th birthday with a series of jubilee concerts throughout the Bay Area, including one held Feb. 26 at

James Cartmill holds an American flag upside-down at the protest in Oakland after a freeway takeover at the Grand Avenue Exit. Protests broke out in the streets of downtown Oakland at Broadway in response to the grand jury’s decision not to indict Officer Darren Wilson who shot and killed teenager Michael Brown. Monday, Nov. 24, 2014 in Oakland, Cali. Amanda Peterson/Xpress.
24 Nov 2014

Oakland streets aflame after officer not indicted in Michael Brown case

UPDATE: Oakland protesters scaled a wall at MacArthur Boulevard to return to I-580, only to be met by police who forced them to turn around. The march back to Frank

10 Sep 2013

SF State professor runs for 2014 Oakland mayor

[set_id=72157635475036524] SF State professor Joe Tuman announced last July his plan to run for Oakland city mayor for the second time in the 2014 election. His second bid for mayor