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he City of Oakland has relased the detailed plans for a proposed 800-acre “Coliseum City” to rise upon Oakland’s existing Coliseum site and 550 acres of adjacent land on the other side of I-880. The plan includes nearly 6,000 units of housing, three hotels, over 500,000 square feet of retail space, and nearly 7 million square feet of science, technology, office, and industrial space.

Will Coliseum City Plan Benefit Oakland Residents?

City officials seem to be moving full steam ahead on a plan to knock down the Oakland Coliseum and replace it with a glitzy Coliseum City – which could include up to three sports areanas [...]
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Oaklanders Could be Left Holding the Bag for Tagami’s Army Base Bungles

Work on a portion of developer Phil Tagami’s Army Base project has been at a halt since March because the job was not built to Port of Oakland safety specifications and also utilized contaminated dirt [...]
Photo of Nas at the Queensbridge Housing Projects used in the film "Nas: Time is Illmatic". The film will show in a one-night-only nationwide screening Oct. 2.

Film “Nas: Time is Illmatic,” More than Just Music

Bay Area residents will have a brief opportunity this week to view the highly anticipated documentary, “Nas: Time is Illmatic,” which delves into the roots of rapper Nasir Jones’ 1994 debut album “Illmatic” that is [...]
Eban Brown (above), guitarist, vocalist, producer, and songwriter, recently released his solo single, "Never Gonna Let You Go". Photo courtesy of Eban Brown.

Eban Brown Releases New Sound with “Never Gonna Let You Go”

Singer Eban Brown, lead vocalist of the 70s soul music group The Stylistics, knows a thing or two about jazz and clubhouse music. A renowned guitarist, composer, singer and songwriter, he recently released a solo [...]
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Special Ed Student Languishes After Berkeley High Takes Away Instructional Aide

Nineteen-year-old Berkeley High student Anthony Gaines sits inside a room beyond our understanding within his own mind and wonders why one of his best friends, his mentor, and his constant daytime companion of three years [...]
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AME Church Hosts Northern California Conference, Sept 21- 28

Rev. Teresa Nelson and Parks Chapel AME Church will host the 150th session of the California Annual Conference supported by St. Paul AME of Berkeley and St. James AME of San Jose from Sunday, Sept. [...]
CWS CEO David Duong speaking today at a press conference announcing the company's alliance with Waste Management. (left to right): Oakland City Councilmember Lynette McElhaney, CWS Chief Operations Officer Joel Corona and CWS Chief Financial Officer Christina Duong. Photo by Ken Epstein.

CWS Partners with Waste Management to Deliver “Victory for Oakland”

Today, California Waste Solutions announced its decision to form an alliance with Waste Management “that delivers a huge victory for Oakland residents by maintaining the lower rates guaranteed by CWS,” the local company said in [...]