The federal public emergency ended May 11, but most coverage will continue in the Bay Area and throughout the state through Nov. 12.
Azucena Rasilla reports on arts and community for The Oaklandside. She is an East Oakland native and a longtime reporter on Oakland arts, culture and community. As an independent local, bilingual journalist, she has reported for KQED Arts, The Bold Italic, Zora and Bold Latina. She was a writer and social media editor for the East Bay Express, helping readers navigate Oakland’s rich artistic and creatives landscapes through a wide range of innovative digital approaches.
Tilden remains closed due to storm
Bay shoreline and delta parks have reopened, but the majority of East Bay Regional Parks remain off limits to the public.
It’s ‘time to mask’: COVID cases are on the rise in Berkeley
We spoke to Berkeley and Alameda County health officials about testing, masking, boosters and other advice for a safe holiday gathering.
Teatro Jornalero aims to bring its immigrant stories to a larger audience
The day laborers behind the Oakland theater troupe are looking for community support to expand their reach.
Where to celebrate Day of the Dead, Halloween in Berkeley and Oakland
A free, city-sponsored Haunted House, with a clown room and an insane room, is open Monday night. Plus, other spooky events around town.
Oakland’s hottest taco truck is no more. Welcome to Tacos El Último Baile, Fruitvale’s newest restaurant
Dominic Prado’s cult-favorite food truck turned brick-and-mortar opens for business on Saturday.
BART is offering half-off fare discounts in September to celebrate its 50th anniversary
The transit system will also be hosting family events throughout the Bay Area.
Oakland ice cream maker spins nostalgic Mexican flavors into delicious dessert
De La Creamery owner Stephanie De La Cruz is building her Instagram-based business on her sweetest childhood memories.
Local food justice leader urges community to ‘be willing to analyze issues of savior complex’
The folks behind Homies Empowerment, La Guerreras Kitchen and Annie’s T Cakes discuss the intersection of food and social justice.
Yes, it’s a surge: Wastewater tests reveal high level of COVID-19 in East Bay
Health experts say positive cases are underreported, but high vaccination rates have meant fewer hospitalizations and deaths.
A former Oakland restaurant worker is Bon Appétit’s newest tastemaker
Less than a decade ago, Elazar Sontag was a high school student by day and a kitchen worker at night. Now he’s on the masthead of one of the world’s most famous food magazines.
‘Oakland Coffee Lover’ on Instagram is an anti-influencer in the making
This East Oakland native wants to open coffee culture up to all, and support some local businesses in the process.