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he City of Oakland has relased the detailed plans for a proposed 800-acre “Coliseum City” to rise upon Oakland’s existing Coliseum site and 550 acres of adjacent land on the other side of I-880. The plan includes nearly 6,000 units of housing, three hotels, over 500,000 square feet of retail space, and nearly 7 million square feet of science, technology, office, and industrial space.

Will Coliseum City Plan Benefit Oakland Residents?

City officials seem to be moving full steam ahead on a plan to knock down the Oakland Coliseum and replace it with a glitzy Coliseum City – which could include up to three sports areanas [...]
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Oaklanders Could be Left Holding the Bag for Tagami’s Army Base Bungles

Work on a portion of developer Phil Tagami’s Army Base project has been at a halt since March because the job was not built to Port of Oakland safety specifications and also utilized contaminated dirt [...]
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Kalb Proposes Ordinance to Protect Renters from Landlord Harassment

An ordinance was introduced at the city’s Community and Economic Development meeting this week to provide additional protections for Oakland residents who could be harassed or intimidated into not asserting their tenant rights.Introduced by City [...]
Photo of Nas at the Queensbridge Housing Projects used in the film "Nas: Time is Illmatic". The film will show in a one-night-only nationwide screening Oct. 2.

Film “Nas: Time is Illmatic,” More than Just Music

Bay Area residents will have a brief opportunity this week to view the highly anticipated documentary, “Nas: Time is Illmatic,” which delves into the roots of rapper Nasir Jones’ 1994 debut album “Illmatic” that is [...]
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The Morrie Movement:  The Influence of ‘Wee Pals’ Cartoonist Morrie Turner

“The Morrie Movement: The Influence of ‘Wee Pals’ Cartoonist Morrie Turner” comes to the African American Center of the San Francisco Main Library’s from Nov. 8 to Jan. 29 at 100 Larkin St. in San [...]
Eban Brown (above), guitarist, vocalist, producer, and songwriter, recently released his solo single, "Never Gonna Let You Go". Photo courtesy of Eban Brown.

Eban Brown Releases New Sound with “Never Gonna Let You Go”

Singer Eban Brown, lead vocalist of the 70s soul music group The Stylistics, knows a thing or two about jazz and clubhouse music. A renowned guitarist, composer, singer and songwriter, he recently released a solo [...]
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Council Puts a Wrap on Trash Conflict

The Oakland City Council declared a victory and a truce this week in the month-long garbage conflict with Texas-based Waste Management, the nation’s largest trash hauler, which was determined to force the city back into [...]