Otis R. Taylor Jr.

East Bay Columnist

The Chronicle

About this Author

Otis R. Taylor Jr. is the East Bay columnist for the San Francisco Chronicle, focusing on the people who make the region a fascinating place to live and work. A South Carolina transplant, Otis spent more than a decade at The (Columbia, S.C.) State newspaper, writing about arts, culture and entertainment. Previously, Otis was the managing editor of a tech startup. Otis is interested in reporting on issues relating to diversity and equality in the East Bay, as well as the region’s history, culture and politics. He studied English at Clemson University.

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Database on public’s interactions with police seeks to cut use of force

January 20, 2020

She left California to find an affordable place to live — and became a homeowner

January 16, 2020

Amplified hostility between US, Iran puts Bay Area communities on edge

January 13, 2020

2 Oakland moms take radical stand in battle for housing

January 9, 2020

We need to float radical ideas to ease Bay Area’s homeless crisis

December 30, 2019

‘I was scared for my safety’: Harassment, threats, violence follow women onto public transit

December 23, 2019

Oakland sought to help ‘equity’ cannabis companies. But they face uphill battle to compete

December 19, 2019

Tensions in Oakland over homelessness hinder solutions

December 9, 2019