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, 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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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.