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Alameda County to Open New Fresh Produce Stand

Alameda County’s successful “Farm Stand” program, which brings locally grown fresh produce to neighborhoods where this kind of healthy food may not be readily available, is expanding this week with the launch of a fourth [...]
Supervisor Keith Carson and Black Elected Officials & Faith Based Leaders of the East Bay hosted the 50th Anniversary of the 1964 Civil Rights Act on Wednesday, June 18 at the Beebee Memorial Cathedral. Left to right: singing "We Shall Overcome," civil rights attorney Howard Moore, Jr.; activist Angela Davis; Dr. Clayborne Carson, director of the Martin Luther King Jr. Research and Education Institute at Stanford University; Supervisor Keith Carson; activist and former Black Panther Party leader who now works in Supervisor Carson's office, Elaine Brown; and Pastor Charley Hames, Jr. Photo by Ashley Chambers.

50th Anniversary of the 1964 Civil Rights Act: The Struggle Continues

Commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act that was signed by President Lyndon Johnson in 1964, faith leaders, elected officials, community members, and activists assembled together at the Beebee Memorial Cathedral in Oakland [...]
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Gallo Takes Heat for Backing Police Accountability Measure

City Councilmember Noel Gallo is coming under a lot of pressure for backing a proposal by a community coalition that wants the City Council to put a charter amendment on the November ballot to create [...]
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Carlos Nava Murder Trial Ends Verdict Expected as Soon as Next Week

Closing arguments in the murder trial of two men who are accused of killing three-year-old Carlos Nava ended Thursday, with Alameda County Deputy District Attorney Ben Beltramo giving his rebuttal to the defenses’ closing statement.
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Turner Group Construction Hosts Subcontractors Networking Event

The Contractors Resource Center in conjunction with Turner Group Construction on June 4 hosted a subcontractors networking event, designed to increase capacity and meet with some of the Bay Area’s largest construction firms that are [...]
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Oakland PIC to Host Service Industry Career Fair June 25th

The Oakland Private Industry Council will host a Security Service Industry Career Fair on Monday, June 25th from 10am – 3pm at the Alameda County Social Services Agency Building, 2000 San Pablo Avenue, 2ND Floor.Partnerships [...]
Zendaya (right) will star in the upcoming Lifetime biopic about the late singer Aaliyah (left).

Zendaya Cast to Play Aaliyah in Lifetime Biopic

Actress and recording artist Zendaya will be filling a new role this summer as the late songbird Aaliyah in a Lifetime biopic of the R&B singer’s life and rise to stardom before her untimely death [...]
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Council Awards $1.3 Million for LGBTQ Youth Services

The Oakland City Council awarded $1.3 million in city grants to support LGBTQ youth Tuesday evening. Approximately 540 LGBTQ young people per year are expected to benefit from the grants, which were awarded to five [...]