About 18,000 nurses went on strike this week at Kaiser Permanente facilities in northern and central California and rallied at the Ronald V. Dellums federal building in Oakland to demand improved staffing, and that hospitals [...]
Most people would consider Ralph Walker a model Berkeley High School alumnus. He ran track for two years when he was a student at BHS, graduating in 1971. He later worked as an assistant [...]
The Oakland Police Department is continuing to make significant progress on the reforms required by Federal Judge Thelton Henderson as part of the Negotiated Settlement Agreement (NSA) that came out of the infamous “Riders” police [...]
Betty Berry, a Bay Area treasure for over 50 years, passed away Oct. 26 Saturday from Alzheimer’s-related causes. She was 81.
Despite the lack of wins this NFL season, the Raiders continue to make their presence felt off the field with their continuous community activism. At Sunday’s home game against the Denver Broncos, the Raiders invited [...]
A crowd of energetic students from Piedmont Elementary School surrounded Andre Iguodala of the Golden State Warriors last week during his Get Fit Clinic sponsored by Kaiser Permanente.
The Department of Veterans Affairs this week took ownership of 624 acres of Alameda Point that will be used to build a new, one-stop medical and benefits center, a national cemetery and a wildlife preserve.“This [...]
Warner D. Willis, Oakland businessman and pioneer in working to rehabilitate the formerly incarcerated, died on Oct. 19. He was 78. Born in Shreveport, LA, Willis moved to Oakland at the age of 9 and [...]
Libby Shaaf was elected as Oakland’s new moderate mayor because she offered reasonable substantive, practical solutions to many problems facing Oakland, rather than sniping at her opponents.
Oakland residents overwhelmingly backed parcel taxes to improve public schools and continue to supplement public safety dollars, as well as a labor-backed measure to raise the minimum wage in the city to $12.25 an hour.