Tag Archives: City of Oakland

CalHotel

Grand Opening of West Oakland’s Historic California Hotel

East Bay Asian Local Development Corporation (EBALDC) on Thursday celebrated the grand opening of the historic California Hotel. “I’m so pleased to celebrate this grand opening – actually re-opening – of the California Hotel, a [...]
Mayor Quan swore in Sean Whent on Wednesday confirming him as Chief of Police of the Oakland Police Department. Photo by Spencer Whitney.

City Hires Sean Whent to Lead Police Department

Mayor Jean Quan announced Tuesday that interim chief Sean Whent will become the new chief of the Oakland Police Department Whent has served as the interim chief since Howard Jordan resigned last May for medical [...]
Marching in Oakland behind the call for an increased minimum wage (Alessandro Tinonga | SW)

Oakland Minimum Wage Increase Seeks to Reduce Wage Gap

Business owners and workers in Oakland are debating Councilmember Larry Reid’s proposal to raise the city’s minimum wage to $10.20 an hour, which would be adjusted for inflation each year and would go into effect [...]
Photo from Oak. Wiki

Five Candidates Compete to Represent Council District 2

The five candidates who are running for Oakland City Council, District 2 represent a powerful mix of experiences and strengths that reflect the talents and character of the people who live in the city.Among those [...]
ManyFacesTour

“Many Faces, One Dream” Tour Highlights Economic Power of LGBT Communities of Color

A nationwide economic empowerment “Many Faces, One Dream” tour for LGBT communities of color stopped in Oakland this week, sponsored by the National Black Justice Coalition, the nation’s leading Black LGBT civil rights organization, in [...]
Oakland Police

Crime Rates Remain High But Are Falling, Says OPD

  Highlighting trends that show a decrease in crime since the beginning of the year, the Oakland Police Department (OPD) released a report this week at the city’s Public Safety Committee, highlighting its efforts to [...]