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 [...]
While parades and festivals mark the Juneteenth holiday in San Francisco, Berkeley, Vallejo and Tracy, Omnira Institute’s 9th annual Juneteenth observation in Oakland focuses on prayer and remembrance.
By Troy Williams By definition, the phrase “Taxation Without Representation” applies to a situation in which a government imposes taxes on a particular group of its citizens when those citizens do not have an [...]
The California Senate Wednesday approved and sent to the California Assembly a proposed law by Senator Loni Hancock to increase environmental reviews for a plan that would allow Oakland to become the largest coal exporter [...]
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 [...]
The Alameda County Registrar of Voters is open for weekend voting to allow voters to come to the Registrar of Voters’ office to vote early for the June 7 Presidential Primary Election on the following [...]