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Oakland City Council Scales Back DAC Contract

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 [...]
(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 [...]
Desley Brooks; Council Member District 6;  Aaron Forkash, Aaron Metals Co.; Tim White, Asistant Superintendent, Oakland Unified; Capt Kirk Coleman, OPD; Richard Fuentes, BART, Government and Community Relations (head hidden); Paul Figueroa, Assistant Chief OPD; Kevin Dunleavy, Alameda County Asst. D.A.; Pat Mossburg, office of City Council Member Larry Reid, District 7; Noel Gallo, Council Member District 5; Jacqueline Orpilla, office of Assemblymember Rob Bonta; Maria Ramirez, Alexis Banquet Supply in Oakland; Jeff Simpson, General Supply; Dinah Benson, community member, District 7;  Paul Hora, Alameda County Assistant District Attorney; 14. Ken Benson, community member; 15. Phebia Richardson, Sobrante Park Time Banking. Among those not shown are Council Member Larry Reid; Stanley Roberts, KRON-4; and Hellen Harvey, Community Reformed Church. Photo by Ken Epstein

City Wants Answers to Garbage Dumping, Graffiti District Attorney’s Office Says Dumpers Will Be Prosecuted

A kick-off meeting of the Beautification Council in East Oakland this week brought together community, city and county leaders seeking ways to make a dent in out-of-control trash dumping and graffiti that are blighting Oakland [...]
Councilmember Noel Gallo, District 5

Gallo Pushes to Ban Online Gambling at Local “Internet Cafes”

Councilmember Noel Gallo, District 5, presented a report Tuesday afternoon at the Public Safety Committee Meeting to ban Internet cafés that may be conducting illegal online gambling operation.“We need to shut it down, close it [...]
Speaking at Tuesday's Public Safety Committee meeting,  four teenagers performed a poem with the refrain, ““I’m here today to say that curfews do not reduce crime. They criminalize us in our day to day."  Shown are the four (L to R): Pablo Paredes, Michele Ramos, Diana Bonilla  and Daniel Ramos. Photo Ken A. Epstein

Proposed Youth Curfew Fails for Lack of Support

A proposal for a youth curfew in Oakland died this week at the city’s Public Safety Committee meeting in the face of opposition by City Council members and outraged hostility by young people and their [...]
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POST TV: CAHCC Kicks Off in Oakland

The California Hispanic Chambers of Commerce (CAHCC) kicked-off its 35th annual convent in Downtown Oakland. The 3-day conference themed, “A Legacy of Latino Leadership: Building America’s Business Future”, focused on Latinos as a majority rather [...]
Noel Gallo, District 5, Clean Up

Noel Gallo Organizes Weekly District 5 Cleanups

Oakland has always struggled with illegal litter and dumping on its streets and graffiti on its businesses. From dumpsites filled with old tires and ripped up mattresses and graffiti plastered walls, on some streets the [...]
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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 [...]
West Oakland Community Activist Ron Muhammad

Accusations Against Brooks Are a “Witch Hunt,” Say Community Members

Community members are responding angrily as news has began to spread that City Council President Pat Kernighan has called a special City Council meeting to reprimand District 6 Councilmember Desley Brooks for violating the City [...]
Councilmember Larry Reid, District 7

Councilmembers, City Auditor Speak on Censure Motion

City Councilmembers are reacting to the turmoil generated in the community after Council President Pat Kernighan placed a motion to censure Councilmember Desley Brooks on the agenda of a special council meeting for next Thursday.