When a community coalition sought the City Council’s approval recently to put a police oversight commission on the November ballot, most of them opposed it. The majority opinion on the council seemed to be that [...]
City Councilmember Noel Gallo is coming under a lot of pressure for backing a proposal by a community coalition that wants the City Council to put a charter amendment on the November ballot to create [...]
The public is invited to attend an afternoon of music, food and friends to support the first annual Donors 4 Peace Fundraiser on Saturday, May 31 from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. in Jack London [...]
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 [...]
A conflict over a skate park in West Oakland has become the latest skirmish over what some see as the wave of gentrification that is sweeping the Bay Area.
Fifty girls from West Oakland schools attended the Expanding Your Horizons Conference last weekend at UC Berkeley, an all-day STEM (Science Technology Engineering and Math) event.
The Oakland City Council voted, 5-4, to keep the Domain Awareness Center (DAC) with measures to scale-back surveillance to only the Port of Oakland going forward into Phase 2 of the project. Mayor Jean Quan [...]
Commissioners of the Port of Oakland voted unanimously at their most recent meeting to give Phil Tagami’s team of developers an Exclusive Negotiating Agreement (ENA) to bargain for the next six months to come up [...]
Four Oakland city councilmembers have joined a statewide coalition of community and civic leaders calling for the elimination of a major imbalance in California’s property tax law.
Councilmembers are raising concerns that Phil Tagami’s company Rotunda Partners II has not begun making payments on 20-year, $12 million loan from the city to develop a parking garage, retail space, and temporary parking lot [...]