‘I Am Saddened to Hear This. I Can’t Defend Their Actions.’

Oakland’s acting fire chief pledges inquiry into new revelations about the role firefighters may have played in failing to report safety hazards at the site where 36 people died in December.

NFL Commissioner Sends ‘Grim’ Letter to Oakland Mayor

Also in our State and Local Weekend Digest: Drone crashes into Buffalo City Hall; Iowa’s awful repeat drunk-driving record; and county supervisor in Virginia attacked by deer.

Bolstering the Bay Area Against Climate Change Impacts

Rebuild by Design and The Rockefeller Foundation’s latest competition represents a shift in focus from disaster response to resilience planning.

A Grim Task Following Oakland’s Deadly Fire; New Airbnb Regs in New Orleans

Also in our State and Local Weekend Digest: NYPD’s Smart Car fleet; predatory towing in Philadelphia; and drawing “geo-tourists” to eastern Montana.

‘Equity Is Critical to Oakland’s Resilience’

Disparities in educational and job opportunities across short distances have the city thinking about how it can improve underserved communities’ access to government services.

Y Combinator Is Running a Basic Income Experiment With 100 Oakland Families

The study will test whether the money meets people’s core needs, and how it affects people’s “happiness, well-being, financial health, as well as how people spend their time.”

San Francisco's Plan to Get Entrepreneurs Working With Government

The city aims to solve its biggest problems with some of the world's smallest startups.

Creating a ‘Digital Front Door’ at Oakland City Hall

Watch Oakland Communications Director Karen Boyd discuss the city’s digital strategy during the 2015 Code for America summit.

California Mayors Champion Statewide Minimum Wage Increase

About 3.2 million residents, mostly women, could see a pay raise between now and 2021 if a proposed ballot measure passes.

Why Hybrid Data Storage Might Be Best When Expanding Police Body Camera Use

Demand for high-definition body cameras is at an all-time high, but the resulting data can be too much for some departments to handle.