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The Henry J. Kaiser Convention Center, formerly called Oakland Municipal Auditorium. Photo taken in 1915, courtesy of UC Berkeley, Bancroft Library.

City Asks Orton Development to Rehabilitate Kaiser Convention Center

  The City of Oakland this week voted unanimously to enter into a one-year exclusive negotiating agreement (ENA) with Orton Development to renovate the historic Henry J. Kaiser Convention Center next to Lake Merritt.
A coalition of protesters opposing the E. 12th Street luxury tower shut down the Oakland City Council on May 4. Photo courtesy of East Bay Citizen.

Eastlake Neighbors Say “Fight Continues” to Stop E. 12th Street Luxury Tower

    A group of neighbors who are leading the fight against the luxury apartment tower by Lake Merritt – Eastlake United for Justice – is saying it is determined to keep public pressure on [...]
Bay Area residents, environmental activists and health advocates rally in front of City Hall demanding a stop to coal export talks. Photo by Tulio Ospina.

Coal’s Health Dangers Spark Local Debate

  As hundreds rallied at Oakland City Hall Tuesday protesting possible coal shipments through the developing Oakland Army Base, health concerns were one of the key issues that people raised.
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Rally Says: “No Way, No Coal”

  A coalition of environmental groups, concerned residents and local leaders held a rally on the steps of City Hall Tuesday demanding, “No coal in Oakland,” opposing a potential project to export the fossil fuel [...]
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Bay Area Dream Team Wins in Regional Championship Athletes Headed to National AAU Junior Olympics

  A team of driven young people from the Bay Area took home medals in the recent AAU Regional Championship held in Oakdale after competing against athletes from around the country in the track & [...]
Laney College, located next to Lake Merritt, serves nearly 12,000 students in Oakland and is the largest of the four Peralta Colleges. Photo courtesy of Verde Design.

Peralta Colleges Receive Accreditation Warnings

    Laney College, Merritt College, College of Alameda and Berkeley City College – the four community colleges that make up the Peralta Community College District – have been issued warnings and imposed probations by [...]
McClymonds Ladies Basketball team, 1984.

McClymonds High’s Original Warriors Celebrate 100th Anniversary

McClymonds High School, the school of champions and home of the original Warriors, is celebrating its 100th anniversary next week with a series of events that honors generations of graduates and recognizes the continuing importance [...]