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(Left to right) Sandré Swanson, Deputy Mayor of Oakland, Evelyn Hogan-Jackson, co-chair AKA Day at the City Hall, Cheryl Chambers, President Xi Gamma Omega chapter, AKA, Jean Quan, Mayor of Oakland, Carolyn Jones, parliamentarian XGO-AKA, Kimberly Mayfield-Lynch, co-chair AKA Day at the Capitol. Photograph by Conway Jones

Mayor Jean Quan, Council, meet with AKA Sorority members

Xi Gamma Omega (“XGO”) chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority hosted at “Day at Oakland City Hall” to convene with Mayor Jean Quan and City Council members to discuss community issues and how Alpha Kappa [...]
The West Oakland Youth Center is expected to open next month. Photo by Tasion Kwamilele.

City and County to Open Long Awaited West Oakland Youth Center

After sitting idle and vacant for many years in a community that’s in dire need of helpful resources and programs for young people, the West Oakland Youth Center will finally open its doors as the [...]

City Forbids Hazardous Cargo in West Oakland

The City of Oakland’s Zoning division has issued a ruling this week forbidding entrepreneur Tom Henderson from establishing a U.S. Customs Exam Station at the old Horizon Beverage in West Oakland to inspect potentially hazardous [...]
Photo courtesy of Oakland North

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 [...]

Pastors Seek Donations for Church Damaged in Car Crash

Seeking to repair his damaged church building, Pastor Donald Scurry of Joshua Christian Church, 793 W Grand Ave, has received moral and financial support from fellow ministers Rev. Curtis Flemming, Rev. Gerald Agee, and Rev. [...]
Photo taken by Ashley Chambers.

Independent Port Truckers Protest at City Hall

Independent truckers lined up outside Oakland City Hall Wednesday honking their horns and demanding an extension on the January 2014 deadline for new emissions compliances required by the Port of Oakland.
Bill Aboudi (left) spoke recently to sheriff deputies as they prepared to evict OMSS from the City of Oakland's Army Base property.

OMSS Evicted at Army Base, Site Handed to Another Truck Parking Company Mayor Quan Allows Apparent Favoritism

The city’s hard line decision to evict Bill’s Aboudi’s Oakland Maritime Support Services (OMSS) to start it’s Army Base development project – evicting small businesses and putting big rig trucks out into the community – [...]
OMSS staff Luis Carbajal (far right) talks to independent trucker Ben Tam as Herbert Landaberry (far left) and logs his information. For the past week, driver information has been logged manually until electricity is accessible at OMSS' new site. Photo by Ashley Chambers

City Puts Big Rigs Back on Streets

As big rig trucks begin to park more and more on city streets, the need remains high for the parking spaces formerly provided by Oakland Maritime Support Services (OMSS) and its owner Bill Aboudi, who [...]

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.