Tag Archives: Lynette McElhaney

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West Side Baptist Church Celebrates 70 Years

West Side Missionary Baptist Church celebrated their 70th year church anniversary with an eventful service on Sunday, Sept. 15. The event included Rev. Daniel Buford of Good Shepherd Baptist Church as the keynote speaker, Mayor [...]
Thousands of truckers, some that use OMSS space for parking every day, will resort to parking in the West Oakland community if the city does not come up with a solution. Photo by Ken Epstein

City’s Inaction Forces Polluting Trucks to Park on Neighborhood Streets

As the deadline approaches for Oakland Army Base businesses to move, West Oakland residents are complaining about the increase of heavy truck traffic and parking in their neighborhoods.
(L to R) Back row – Mark Perra (Faith Network), Omar Masood, McKinley Williams, Austin Holliday, Joe Nuni (Faith Network), Marnell Richardson (CalTrans mentor); middle row – Joanne Perra, Kearney Smith, Jr., Elden Suratos, Courtney Riley (OUSD Career Coordinator); front row – Randy Roth (Faith Network), Reba Maestas (CalTrans mentor), Tydesha Morris, Shelley Suratos, Elaine Suratos (CalTrans mentor), Shemeila Watkins, Aronnisha Smith, Cynthia Miniz (CalTrans mentor), Margena Wade-Green (CalTrans mentor and organizer), and Kenyon Johnson (CalTrans mentor). Photo courtesy of Faith Network of the East Bay.

West Oakland Youth Help Bay Bridge Reopening

As the old Bay Bridge closed and construction teams worked over Labor Day weekend to prepare for the opening of the new span, a number of teenagers were among those who worked tirelessly to help [...]
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Residents Demand Justice for Aya Nakano Slain an hour before his 23rd Birthday

Last Saturday, S.A.V.E. Coalition (Soldiers Against Violence Everywhere), Councilwoman Lynette McElhaney (D-3), Councilman Dan Kalb and Oakland residents gathered with the parents of Aya Nakano for a peace rally on the corners of Sanford Avenue [...]
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Scotlan Center Honors Black Pilots with Dedication Ceremony

The Scotlan Youth & Family Center is holding a dedication ceremony on Saturday, Aug. 24 honoring the Tuskegee Airmen and the Bay Area Black Pilots Association.
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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Community Members Win Police Accountability Victory

After struggling for two years to overcome city staff resistance to carrying out a council-approved reform of intake of complaints against police, PUEBLO and other community organizations finally may be seeing light at the end [...]
Newly Constructed West Oakland Youth Center

West Oakland Rocks ‘Friday Night Live’, Despite Youth Center Hold Up

Despite funding issues forcing the West Oakland Youth Center to remain closed for now, last week staff kicked off Friday Night Live, a new series of community events that will run through August.
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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 [...]