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Mayor Jean Quan. Photo taken by Spencer Whitney.

Tuman and Parker Criticize Quan’s National Journal Comments

Mayoral candidates Joe Tuman and Bryan Parker have taken Mayor Jean Quan to task following the mayor’s controversial comments in an interview with the National Journal this week. Her comments were totally insensitive,” said Tuman, [...]
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 [...]
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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 [...]
ssociate Attorney General of the United States Tony West speaking Tuesday at press conference announcing grant.  Next to him on the right are Congresswoman Barbara Lee and Alameda County Supervisor Keith Carson.

Oakland Awarded $4.5 million Federal Grant to Hire New Police Officers

Oakland will be receiving a $4.5 million grant from the Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) to hire new police officers, Congresswoman Barbara Lee announced at a press conference Tuesday morning at the Ronald [...]
Assemblyman Rob Bonta's bill that he introduced, giving the Oakland City Council a blank slate to enact stronger gun control measures, passed last Friday. Photo courtesy of Oakland Local

Bill Giving Oakland Council Control Over Gun Laws Passes Legislature

By Steven Tavares A bill giving the Oakland City Council a blank slate to enact stronger gun control measures than the rest of the state heads to the governor’s desk. The legislation authored by Oakland [...]
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.
Pictured above are Congresswoman Barbara Lee (D-13), Lt. Governor Gavin Newsom, Oakland Mayor Jean Quan, San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee, Councilmember Lynette McElhaney, Former Speaker, former Mayor, Honorable Willie Brown, Rev. J. Alfred Smith, Jr., Assemblyman Rob Bonta (D-18), Senator Loni Hancock (D-9), Assemblywoman Nancy Skinner (D-15), Assemblywoman Joan Buchanan (D-16), Senator Ellen Corbett (D-10)  former Alameda County Supervisor Mary King and ACTransit Board member Elsa Ortiz were among the crowd gathered to celebrate the Labor Day opening of the new Bay Bridge. The California Highway Patrol led a procession down the new bridge and antique cars followed behind; the Pacific Boys Choir sang the national anthem at the opening ceremony. Photos and graphic Design by Adam Turner.

Bridged: From Oakland to San Francisco "We Built That!"

Twenty Four years after the Loma Prieta earthquake devastated the Oakland Bay Bridge, the Cypress Freeway and the cities of Oakland and San Francisco, the Bay Area, appropriately celebrated Labor Day by proclaiming “We did [...]
(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 [...]
Mayor Jean Quan and City Administrator Deanna Santana at a press conference for OPD

Quan, Santana Accused of Thwarting Reform of Intake of Complaints Against OPD Officers.

Many supporters of increased police accountability to the community consider that it is a small step forward to take intake of complaints against police away from the police department and put it in the hands [...]