Alameda County Supervisor Wilma Chan is donating $17,000 from her office budget to Alameda Meals on Wheels, a locally funded, seven-day-a-week program, to fund services for homeless veterans who are referred by Operation Dignity.
The City Council was set Tuesday night to pass what seemed to be an uncontroversial law to enact the Measure KK Affordable Housing and Infrastructure Bond, which was approved by voters last week.
There are few media outlets that exist purely to support and raise the voices of the homeless community. “Street Spirit,” a newspaper serving the Bay Area’s homeless, breaks mainstream media trends by reporting on [...]
A number of Oakland’s poorest residents and their supporters showed up at this week’s City Council meeting, asking council members to intervene to save Alliance Metals in West Oakland, a recycling center that is the [...]
By Rena Rickles, Street Spirit More than 400 customers of Alliance Metals, a West Oakland recycling center, will lose their only source of income once the center is closed down in August due to complaints [...]
The First African Methodist Episcopal Church (FAME) in Oakland hosted its “Christmas of Caring” celebration last weekend for 75 invited homeless community members. “FAME Oakland is attempting to be intentional and generous during our Christmas [...]
[vimeo 93706281 w=500&h=480] The constant drone of passing automobiles overhead are interrupted briefly by the clanking of the occasional BART train. A block from the 880/980 interchange sits a ramshackle set of hand me down [...]
By Kevin Rychel, Oakland Local Homeless people in Oakland had cause to worry when the Oakland Army Base’s Winter Shelter finally closed for good, especially in the wake of a recent Bay Area cold snap [...]