Neighborhood Reports

West Oakland

NewInTown 19.10.2015

Black panthers were based in West Oakland. Was the terminus of the first Transcontinental railroad. 7th Street was once a hub for jazz and the blues.

Oakland Hills/Mills College

NewInTown 19.10.2015

The Oakland Hills unofficially refers to the area—particularly the residential neighborhoods—that lines the eastern edge of Oakland on the western side of the Berkeley Hills.

East Oakland

NewInTown 19.10.2015

What’s Great East Oakland is rich with history. It is predominantly known as the area where West Coast rap was popularized. Tupac, Mac Dre, and Too Short are just a few famous names that got their start here.

Downtown Oakland

NewInTown 16.10.2015

Downtown Oakland is the site of the yearly Black Cowboy Parade, celebrating black cowboys who helped settle the American West.

Alameda

NewInTown 16.10.2015

Alameda contains beautiful views of the bay and San Francisco along its beach. A small and tight community makes for almost a small town feel of home.

Lake Merritt/Grand Lake

NewInTown 10.09.2015

Lake Merritt is the United States' first official wildlife refuge. A “Necklace of Lights” surrounds Lake Merritt...

Rockridge/Claremont

NewInTown 10.09.2015

Rockridge was once known as “Little Italy” until around the mid 60’s due to...

Piedmont/Montclair

NewInTown 10.09.2015

Piedmont is technically its own city, surrounded by Oakland but not part of it. It was incorporated in...

Temescal

NewInTown 10.09.2015

Temescal remains a diverse neighborhood with a range of thriving immigrant communities. The Ethiopian and Eritrean communities...