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Oakland & the World Enterprises launched their new co-op business in partnership with the City of Oakland on Monday in West Oakland. Pictured: Alameda County Supervisor Keith Carson, Councilmember Lynette Gibson McElhaney, Grammy award-winning artist D'Wayne Wiggins, Elaine Brown, Mayor Jean Quan, CEO of Mo' Better Foods David Roach, Oakland Housing & Community Development Director Michele Byrd, representative from Congresswoman Barbara Lee's office, and board members of Oakland & the World Enterprises. Photo by Ashley Chambers.

New West Oakland Business Center to Create Opportunities for Formerly Incarcerated

A vacant lot left blighted for over three decades on 7th and Campbell streets in West Oakland now has a new purpose in the community as the launching pad for cooperative businesses that will provide [...]
Oakland Mayoral Candidates

Mayoral Candidates Endorse Task Forces for Community Involvement

Some of Oakland’s mayoral candidates – from the highly visible frontrunners to the grassroots community activists who are running more low-budget campaigns – are backing a post-election plan to create progress in the city through [...]
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Don Perata Endorses Bryan Parker for Mayor

In the closing days of the mayor’s race, supporter of Bryan Parker for mayor video endorsement from California State Senate Pro Tempore Don Perata. Videos endorsements of Parker were also released by former NAACP President [...]
Jason "Shake" Anderson

Mayor Candidate Jason “Shake” Anderson, Committed for the Long Haul

Jason “Shake” Anderson – a U.S. veteran, artist and community organizer – is one of the new leaders who has emerged during the citywide mayoral race this year. Already a seasoned leader in the community, [...]
First Presbyterian Church

First Presbyterian Church Hosts Concert Series

First Presbyterian Church of Oakland will host a concert series, “Arts Under the Spire,” as the church celebrates 100th anniversary of its building. All concerts will feature the church’s Rosales Opus 16 organ.The first concert [...]
OaklandNonProfit

City Considers Prompt Payment to Nonprofits

The City Council is considering an amendment to its Prompt Payment Ordinance that would ensure nonprofit organizations that do business with the City of Oakland receive payments for the work they do in a timely [...]
Rebecca Kaplan

“Rebecca Kaplan Will Advocate for All the People,” Say Community Leaders

Education leaders and local small business owners announced their support this week for Councilmember At-Large Rebecca Kaplan as their choice for Mayor of Oakland in the Nov. 4 election.Kaplan, the frontrunner in Oakland’s mayoral election [...]
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Raiders Name Castlemont’s Ed Washington, “Coach of the Week”

Ed Washington, from Castlemont High School, was named The Oakland Raiders High School “Coach of the Week” winner. The Knights defeated Emery High School in dominant defensive fashion, not allowing a second half score. Castlemont [...]