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(left to right) Rev. Vernon Burroughs, Pastor Joe Smith, Pastor Curtis Robinson, Pastor Lawrence Vanhook, Rev. Dr. Harold Mayberrt, Servant B.K. Wooodson, Pastor Gerald Agee, Rev. Cornell Wheeler, Elder Maurice Lackey, Rev. Dr. Gregory Payton, and Rev. Cheryl Ward stand in support of  District 6 Councilwoman Desley Brooks (center).

Oakland Clergy Back Desley Brooks for City Council

Pastors of Oakland gathered on Tuesday to announce their support in the reelection of District 6 Councilwoman Desley Brooks in the Rainbow Center at 58th Street and International Boulevard.Running for her fourth term, Brooks has [...]
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Two More Measures on November Ballot? Why Not Police Accountability?

When a community coalition sought the City Council’s approval recently to put a police oversight commission on the November ballot, most of them opposed it. The majority opinion on the council seemed to be that [...]
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Oakland’s Foothill-Seminary Area Will Get a Makeover

The Foothill Seminary commercial corridor is going to get a facelift. In 2004, District 6 Councilmember Desley Brooks, in partnership with David Glover of OCCUR and the City of Oakland, applied for a Metropolitan Transportation [...]
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Oakland’s Housing Market Skyrockets, Continues to Displace Longtime Residents

Oakland continues to be plagued by foreclosures and rent increases that threaten to displace many long time Oakland residents, according to a report released Tuesday at the City Council’s Community and Economic Development Committee meeting.Housing [...]
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Oakland City Council Scales Back DAC Contract

The Oakland City Council voted, 5-4, to keep the Domain Awareness Center (DAC) with measures to scale-back surveillance to only the Port of Oakland going forward into Phase 2 of the project. Mayor Jean Quan [...]
Rev. Dr. Harold R. Mayberry and other clergy members  addressed the press about complaints alleging Children's Hospital insensitive to the family of Jahi McMath.

Clergy Criticizes Children’s Hospital’s Continued Insensitivity

Oakland clergy are still demanding answers from Children’s Hospital Oakland in regards to the way they handled the case of Jahi McMath. McMath was declared brain dead three days after complications from tonsil surgery. The [...]
Desley Brooks; Council Member District 6;  Aaron Forkash, Aaron Metals Co.; Tim White, Asistant Superintendent, Oakland Unified; Capt Kirk Coleman, OPD; Richard Fuentes, BART, Government and Community Relations (head hidden); Paul Figueroa, Assistant Chief OPD; Kevin Dunleavy, Alameda County Asst. D.A.; Pat Mossburg, office of City Council Member Larry Reid, District 7; Noel Gallo, Council Member District 5; Jacqueline Orpilla, office of Assemblymember Rob Bonta; Maria Ramirez, Alexis Banquet Supply in Oakland; Jeff Simpson, General Supply; Dinah Benson, community member, District 7;  Paul Hora, Alameda County Assistant District Attorney; 14. Ken Benson, community member; 15. Phebia Richardson, Sobrante Park Time Banking. Among those not shown are Council Member Larry Reid; Stanley Roberts, KRON-4; and Hellen Harvey, Community Reformed Church. Photo by Ken Epstein

City Wants Answers to Garbage Dumping, Graffiti District Attorney’s Office Says Dumpers Will Be Prosecuted

A kick-off meeting of the Beautification Council in East Oakland this week brought together community, city and county leaders seeking ways to make a dent in out-of-control trash dumping and graffiti that are blighting Oakland [...]
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New Army Base Development Overcame “Almost Insurmountable” Obstacles

Now that the Oakland City Council has approved the $25 million, 17-acre development to build a parking and services center for trucks adjacent to the Port of Oakland, the project seems like an obvious win [...]