A Safe Place has been a refuge in times of trouble to many families that have found themselves effected by the bitter roots of domestic violence.
The EastSide Arts Alliance and the First Presbyterian Church of Oakland are presenting The Sacred Roots of Latin Jazz, a musical excursion of ritual, sacred tradition, homage and improvisation, featuring the John Santos Sextet.
Downtown Oakland could get a new transit-oriented mixed-use project by 2019 featuring over 300 homes for sale, 100,000 square feet of Class A office space, and 25,000 square feet of ground floor retail, according to [...]
Two-term incumbent Jumoke Hinton Hodge is facing three challengers to represent District 3 on the Oakland Board of Education in a race that is focusing on the school board’s infatuation with charter schools, lack of [...]
The city council’s at-large seat has attracted the greatest number of candidates, which has incumbent Rebecca Kaplan facing off against four opponents —Peggy Moore, Bruce Quan, Matt Hummel and Nancy Sidebotham. &
In what may be one of the strongest equity policies in the nation, the Oakland City Council this week adopted a resolution requiring contractors to hire African Americans, women and Asian American workers, who will [...]
Oakland Council President Lynette Gibson McElhaney faced intense criticism from fellow council members and the community at Tuesday night’s City Council meeting, where [...]
Community members and activists from the Chinatown Coalition are calling for changes in how the City and Planning Commission make development decisions. The group says all city development projects should be passed with signed [...]
By Larry C. White Jerry Brown was mayor of Oakland in 2003 when the Oakland Police Department was put under the supervision of federal Judge Thelton Henderson as fallout from the “Riders” scandal. &
There are few media outlets that exist purely to support and raise the voices of the homeless community. “Street Spirit,” a newspaper serving the Bay Area’s homeless, breaks mainstream media trends by reporting on [...]