Oakland community members are opposing Mayor Libby Schaaf’s decision to close West Oakland and the Fruitvale District job centers that provide services to the unemployed. Together, the West Oakland Neighborhood Career Center and the [...]
The controversy over the growing influence of charter schools in the Oakland Unified School District (OUSD) was the focus of a panel of prominent academics speaking at a forum this week.
Oakland City Councilmembers began a discussion at Tuesday’s Community and Economic Development Committee meeting that could ultimately lead to adopting a policy that would govern how to utilize over 1,000 parcels of publically-owned land.
A beer garden and gelato shop may soon replace Miliki, one of Oakland’s only Nigerian restaurants, located at 3725 MacArthur Blvd. in the Laurel District. The restaurant’s landlord, Paul Schneider, is looking to turn [...]
By Brandon Reeves Ranzel Merritt is trying to change the world in a positive way through music. Merritt, who is from Oakland, is an upcoming artist and philanthropist who plays the saxophone, is [...]
By Troy Williams I met Keith Wattley, founder and executive director of Uncommon Law, in 2008 at a restorative justice symposium that was held inside San Quentin State Prison.
Holy Names University hosted a Latino Recognition Night recently to honor graduating Latino Students and the community. In addition to graduating students, the ceremony honored parents, grandparents and great grandparents who left their countries [...]
By Steve Stallone, SEIU 1021 More than 200 Oakland residents gathered for a day of food, fun, music and resistance Saturday, May 21 at West Oakland’s deFremery Park, celebrating their right to stay in [...]
Jerry Bridges, CEO of the company that wants to build and operate a coal-shipping terminal in Oakland, made his case for building the project at a press conference on the waterfront this week, seeking to [...]
Oakland councilmembers could have decided at this week’s Community and Economic Development (CED) committee to send a rent protection initiative to the full City Council for approval to put on the November ballot for voters [...]