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After seven days of striking, about 3,000 Oakland city employees will return to work Tuesday, union officials announced Monday.
Negotiators for the city of Oakland and the larger of two striking unions have agreed to try to settle the strike in mediation starting Monday.
Minimum wage workers in three of the Bay Area's largest cities are set to get a raise in the New Year.
The Oakland City Council reaffirmed the right of members of the public to photograph and videotape police Wednesday evening.
A lengthy public hearing sought to parse out the benefits or drawbacks of exporting coal through the old Oakland Army Base.
The city of Oakland and the Oakland Police Department websites have been out intermittently since Tuesday night.