Tag Archives: City of Oakland

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OP-ED: Pull the Plug on the Domain Awareness Center

Oakland City officials, including the City Council, Mayor and staff, cannot justify their support of the Domain Awareness Center by claiming to be ignorant of its risks to our safety and security.Although 60 percent of [...]
Rebecca Kaplan. Photo courtesy of Oakland Local.

Oakland Council Calls for Prop 13 Reform

The Oakland City Council voted unanimously this week to call on the California Legislature to close the corporate loophole in Proposition 13, California’s property tax law. President Pro Tem Rebecca Kaplan (At Large) authored a [...]
Habitat for Humanity volunteers Pam Nelson (L) and
Kristina Owyoung recently worked on a home-building
project in Oakland.

City Funds Affordable Housing

The City of Oakland has awarded loans of over $7 million to five affordable housing development projects that will serve families and people with special needs, formerly homeless, and those living with HIV or AIDS.
Photo from Twitter account of Courtney Ruby.

City Auditor Courtney Ruby Joins Mayor’s Race

Oakland City Auditor Courtney Ruby is the latest to join the growing field of candidates challenging Mayor Jean Quan in the November election. Ruby, 46, is serving her second term as Oakland’s elected auditor, a [...]
Grand Worthy Matron Special project honorees for 2014 include (front row, L to R): Irma Anderson, Brenda Knight, Daisy Hall, Olis Simmons, Dr. Gloria Wade-Lesser, Grant Worthy Matron Pamela H. Price, Rev. Sandra Blair, Roma Groves, Angie Lewis-White, Tracy Ward. Not pictured - Janice Mirikitani. Back row: Chairpersons Barbara Brooks and Bertha M. Paul

Order of the Eastern Star Holds “Women Making a Difference” Tribute

Pamela H. Price, Grand Worthy Matron of the Golden State Grand Chapter, Order of the Eastern Star, Prince Hall Rite of Adoption of California, has scheduled a special luncheon program to honor outstanding women of [...]
Photo by Jesse Brooks.

HIV Story Project: Make Your Voice Heard

The HIV Story Project is presenting “Generations HIV,” a portable, interactive video storytelling booth. The booth is making the rounds across the nation, with a stop in Oakland designed to shine a light on African [...]
Phil Tagami.

City Urges No Action in Tagami’s Failure to Make Payments on $12 Million Loan

Mayor Jean Quan’s staff has recommended that no action be taken against Phil Tagami’s company, Rotunda Partners II, which is currently four months behind on its a 20-year $12 million loan with the City of [...]