Facing down the threats of gentrification, three Black producers are keeping African and African American heritage alive in Oakland. On Aug. 20, Effie Tesfahun is holding the 4th Umoja Festival in West Oakland’s Lowell [...]
Four women who sued Alameda County over unhygienic and humiliating conditions at the Santa Rita Jail in Dublin reached a $130,000 settlement with the county on August 1.
Dear Mr. Kalanick, When President Obama delivered his State of the Union address on Jan. 12, he said, “Today, technology doesn’t just replace jobs on the assembly line, but any job where work can [...]
Campaign groups opposing a proposed city soda tax may soon be under investigation by local and federal agencies once three Oakland City Council members file complaints saying the groups are deceptively advertising against the ballot [...]
Now that the dust and balloons from the Democratic National Convention (DNC) have settled, local activist Carroll Fife, who attended the four-day gathering as a Bernie Sanders representative on the DNC Platform Committee, is back [...]
Community members are raising questions about whether Mayor Libby Schaaf’s $600 million infrastructure bond, which will be on the ballot in November, will be used to enhance streets, sidewalks, lighting and sewers in flatland neighborhoods [...]
A number of local leaders and nonprofit organizations in Oakland are kicking off a public discussion about how to “pull Uber over to the side of the road” – to demand that the global corporation [...]
Oakland Chinatown affordable housing advocates achieved a short reprieve Wednesday when the Planning Commission voted for a two-week delay on the approval of a 416-unit development project known as W12.
While Cal Maritime Academy (CMA) students are away for summer – on a two-month intensive maritime training cruise – high school students from Oakland and San Francisco fill their seats. &
Oakland Port Services, a locally owned small business that provides unique services for independent truck drivers at the Port of Oakland, has received an eviction notice after negotiations for relocation on port land fell through.