Tag Archives: East Oakland

Councilmember Noel Gallo, District 5

Gallo Pushes to Ban Online Gambling at Local “Internet Cafes”

Councilmember Noel Gallo, District 5, presented a report Tuesday afternoon at the Public Safety Committee Meeting to ban Internet cafés that may be conducting illegal online gambling operation.“We need to shut it down, close it [...]
Cheryl Maier, Private Industry Council; Shant Hagopian, HR Director, Food's Co; Larry Reid, Oakland City Councilman, District 7; Eric Temple, Foods Co. store manager; and, Raylene Gamboa, Foods Co. Deli Coordinator. Photo by Adam Turner.

Largest Supermarket in East Bay to Open in Foothill Square

When a new 80,000-square-foot Food Co. opens in Foothill Square next month, it will be the fulfillment of a dream of City Councilmember Larry Reid, who has been working for 16 years to bring a [...]
East Oakland residents protest construction of mega crematorium

Mega Crematorium Moves Ahead Despite City Council Opposition

After a recent ruling by Alameda County Superior Court Judge Evelio Grillo, the construction of a new mega-crematorium in East Oakland, which could burn as many as 3,000 bodies a year, may begin as early [...]
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 [...]