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Tai Murray

Four Seasons Arts Presents African American Violinist Tai Murray, Oct. 11th

Four Seasons Arts, renowned in the East Bay arts scene and founded by W. Hazaiah Williams in 1958, begins its annual series with African American violinist Tai Murray.This season opener will be held on Oct. [...]
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Rev. Gregory Hunter Installed as Senior Pastor of Olivet MBC

Rev. Gregory Hunter was recently installed as the Senior Pastor of Olivet Missionary Baptist Church. Hunter accepted his call to ministry in 1989 and preached his first sermon at Berkeley Mt. Zion Baptist Church. Under [...]
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“Motown: The Musical” Is a Must See

Whether it’s the classic songs by Diana Ross and the Supremes or the crooning sounds of Smokey Robinson, the music and the memories are captured in the Broadway production of “Motown: The Musical,” playing at [...]
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Waste Management Goes Grassroots to Overturn Garbage Deal The corporation is funding the referendum, calling itself “Oakland Residents for a Clean City”

Oakland residents may have thought that the city’s acrimonious trash debates were over last month when the City Council ousted Texas-based Waste Management corporation that has had a lock on the billion-dollar garbage contract for [...]
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Oakland Fast Food Workers Demand $15 Wage and Union Rights

A number of Oakland fast-food workers walked off their jobs Thursday to support demands for wage increases of $15 an hour and union rights at a rally inside the Oakland McDonald’s at Telegraph Avenue and [...]
Rebecca Kaplan

City Needs to Recruit More Oakland Residents as Police Officers, Says Kaplan  Only 8 percent of OPD officers are local residents

Mayoral candidate and City Council President Pro-Tem Rebecca Kaplan today announced a proposal to require the city to hire more Oakland residents to work as officers at the Oakland Police Department.