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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 [...]
Councilwoman Desley Brooks, District 6

Nominate an Oakland School Child to Join Holiday Party and Receive a Gift

Councilperson Desley Brooks and Sports Agent Aaron Goodwin are looking for 100 young people to join them for an afternoon of Holiday Cheer at their 6th Annual Holiday Party. Each youth will also receive a [...]
Councilwoman Desley Brooks, District 6

OP-ED: Oakland Needs a Crime Reduction Plan says Desley Brooks

By Desley Brooks Oakland needs a comprehensive crime reduction plan that includes a crime gun reduction strategy. The sound of gunshots and their devastating aftermath is becoming far too common in our great city.
Mayor Jean Quan. Photo taken by Spencer Whitney.

Homicides Tarnish Oakland’s Sunnyside Image

24 hours, 12 shootings, 10 injured, 3 dead. Oakland has become a war zone, a modern day battlefield where children are toting guns instead of books. Crimes primarily done in the dark are now happening [...]
Lynette Gibson-McElhaney, District 3

Part 1: McElhaney Speaks on Army Base Jobs, Censure Vote Dispute

Lynette Gibson McElhaney is the newest minority member on Oakland’s city council. Representing District 3, a large portion of her district is West Oakland, an area filled with native Oaklanders looking for change and leadership. [...]
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Council Calls for WIB Budget Transparency

The City Council has approved a $4.9 Oakland Workforce Investment Board budget that will provide federal funds for job services to the unemployed for the next two years. But at the same time, the council [...]