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Organizers with the East 12th coalition unveil their proposal for affordable housing at the East 12th Street Remainder Parce.

Neighborhood Coalition Submits Proposal for East 12th Street Development

The East 12th Wishlist team, powered by the neighborhood group Eastlake United for Justice (EUJ), submitted its proposal to Oakland City Council for the construction of 98 exclusively affordable housing units on the publicly owned [...]
East Oakland residents and members of ACCE lead Mayor Libby Schaaf on a tour of a flatland neighborhood street, pointing out the poor road conditions. Photo by Tulio Ospina.

East Oakland Residents Take Mayor Schaaf on Tour of Neglected Flatland Streets

On Saturday morning, dozens of East Oakland residents gathered in Elmhurst Park to await the arrival of Mayor Libby Schaaf, who had been invited to take a brief tour to witness what neighbors describe as [...]
Demonstrators rallied outside the Rotunda building in downtown Oakland in May, where Phil Tagami’s California Capital & Investment Group is located, calling on him to keep his promise not to bring coal into Oakland. Photo by Ethan Buckner.

Public Hearing on Coal Set for Sept. 21

The Oakland City Council will hold a hearing on Monday, Sept. 21 to allow the public to voice its opinions on the export of coal through the Oakland Army Base.
Raiders Pro Football Hall of Famer Willie Brown (center) helped present a $200,000 field surface grant to help install a synthetic turf surface at the Elmhurst Campus in East Oakland. From left to right:  Raiderettes Marcy and Morgan, OUSD Board of Education President James Harris, Alliance Academy Principal Stacey Wyatt, Visit Oakland CEO Alison Best, Elmhurst Community Prep student Damian Warren, Raiders Pro Football Hall of Famer Willie Brown, Elmhurst Community Prep Principal Kilian Betlach, Alliance Academy student Tavita Halatoa, East Bay Asian Youth Center Executive Director David Kakishiba, Marsha Murrington of Bay Area LISC, Raiderettes Kelly and Kindra. (Photo courtesy of Tony Gonzales/

Oakland Raiders, LISC Award $200,000 Grant to East Bay Asian Youth Center

  The Oakland Raiders and Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC), through the NFL Foundation Grassroots Program, recently awarded the East Bay Asian Youth Center (EBAYC) with a $200,000 field surface grant to help install a [...]