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mural in progress

Allen Temple, 67 Sueños Create “Black and Brown Unity” Mural

Youth of Allen Temple and Iglesia Bautista de Allen Temple partnered with the youth of 67 Sueños to plan and paint a mural entitled “Black and Brown Unity“, which is on the 86th Avenue Wall [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]