In a hurried effort to respond to the affordability crisis facing renters, Mayor Libby Schaaf announced the launch of the (SHIP) Safe Housing Inspection Program. The SHIP will allow fire officials to [...]
Oakland City Council this week honored Gay Plair Cobb, CEO of the Oakland Private Industry Council (PIC), for her 30 years of dedicated service assisting job seekers in Oakland. Through her leadership, the Oakland PIC [...]
On Wednesday, dozens of neighbors, artists, community activists and elected officials gathered beneath the 580 overpass on West Street for the unveiling of the third Superheroes Mural, the project that muralist Antonio Ramos was working [...]
Community members are raising the volume on their demands that the city protect Oaklanders’ rights following a number of noise complaints by a few residents targeting Lake Merritt drummers and Black churches.
Environmental and community groups—Earthjustice, the Sierra Club, Communities for a Better Environment (CBE) and San Francisco Baykeepers—have filed a California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) action in Alameda County Superior Court challenging the export of [...]
Amid an intensifying housing crisis in Oakland, City Council President Lynette Gibson McElhaney and Councilmember Desley Brooks are speaking out against a new proposal from the U.S. Housing and Urban Development Agency (HUD) to [...]
Oakland community activist Ann Nomura and her family have begun a petition calling on the City of Oakland and the Oakland Police Department (OPD) to stop posting on a popular social media site that is [...]
Black churches in Oakland are being asked to moderate their worship voices after neighbors have made noise complaints to the city about the volume of the gospel that is reaching beyond the church walls.