A majority of City Council members are determined to find the money in the city budget to save the neighborhood job centers in East, West and Central Oakland that serve unemployed and underemployed workers.
By Robert Gammon, Oakland Magazine Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf is facing the biggest challenge of her political career right now—and she’s failing badly. The Oakland Police Department’s horrid sexual misconduct scandal has already [...]
Reggina Jefferies, 16, was killed by gunfire on Tuesday afternoon in downtown Oakland while she was attending a vigil for two teens who drowned last month.
Oakland has operated under a housing state of emergency for the past two months. This ordinance has stopped hundreds and perhaps thousands of Oakland renters from having their rent raised above 1.7 percent (per year) [...]
Orton Development, which has the exclusive negotiating agreement (ENA) on the $52 million renovation of the Henry J. Kaiser Convention Center at Lake Merritt, provided a glimpse of its proposed project this week at a [...]
In the battle for the open 9th district seat in the State Senate, Democrats Sandré Swanson and Nancy Skinner will face a rematch in November. Skinner won 47 percent of the vote while Swanson received [...]
Members of the Oakland City Council are looking for ways to save West Oakland and Fruitvale neighborhood career centers in the wake of community protests over Mayor Libby Schaaf’s decision to close the centers at [...]
The Oakland City Council unanimously backed a resolution this week urging the state of California to create a process to erase criminal records for cannabis-related offenses and to remove restrictions that prohibit offenders from participating [...]
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.