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(Left to right) Sandré Swanson, Deputy Mayor of Oakland, Evelyn Hogan-Jackson, co-chair AKA Day at the City Hall, Cheryl Chambers, President Xi Gamma Omega chapter, AKA, Jean Quan, Mayor of Oakland, Carolyn Jones, parliamentarian XGO-AKA, Kimberly Mayfield-Lynch, co-chair AKA Day at the Capitol. Photograph by Conway Jones

Mayor Jean Quan, Council, meet with AKA Sorority members

Xi Gamma Omega (“XGO”) chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority hosted at “Day at Oakland City Hall” to convene with Mayor Jean Quan and City Council members to discuss community issues and how Alpha Kappa [...]
The West Oakland Youth Center is expected to open next month. Photo by Tasion Kwamilele.

City and County to Open Long Awaited West Oakland Youth Center

After sitting idle and vacant for many years in a community that’s in dire need of helpful resources and programs for young people, the West Oakland Youth Center will finally open its doors as the [...]
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Man Beaten by Oakland Police Receives $645,000 Settlement

The City of Oakland has authorized paying an Army veteran $645,000 to settle a lawsuit against the city, alleging that the man was severely beaten by police during an Occupy protest on Nov. 2, 2011.
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City Forbids Hazardous Cargo in West Oakland

The City of Oakland’s Zoning division has issued a ruling this week forbidding entrepreneur Tom Henderson from establishing a U.S. Customs Exam Station at the old Horizon Beverage in West Oakland to inspect potentially hazardous [...]
Rashidah Grinage, Executive Director of PUEBLO speaking to the Finance and Management committee of Oakland City Counci

Police Reformers File Ethics Commission Complaint

Tenacious as ever, Oakland police accountability activists are seeking to regain momentum in their efforts to house all intake of complaints against Oakland Police Department officers outside of the department’s Internal Affairs Division. After more [...]
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Port Commission Blocks Deal to Move Truck Parking Company

Port of Oakland Commissioners have passed an amended resolution that may put a truck parking company out of business, potentially creating turmoil in the community if big rig trucks are again parking and driving on [...]
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Noel Gallo Organizes Weekly District 5 Cleanups

Oakland has always struggled with illegal litter and dumping on its streets and graffiti on its businesses. From dumpsites filled with old tires and ripped up mattresses and graffiti plastered walls, on some streets the [...]