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Oakland Wants to Spend $200,000 in Youth Jobs Funds to Hire One City Administrator

A proposal to redirect $200,000 in federal youth job funding to hire a single city administrator, who would serve as the city’s youth employment coordinator, was met with resounding opposition this week from community members [...]
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, [...]
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Report: 75 Percent of Juvenile Arrests in Oakland Are Black Males

Nearly three quarters of juvenile arrests in Oakland are African American boys, who are often picked up for relatively minor offenses, according to a study recently released by the local nonprofit Black Organizing Project, Public [...]
Lt. Drennon Lindsey stands
with members of #TheirLivesMatter advocacy group Francie Dows, Mysti
Knight, Brenda Grisham, Gilda Baker, Linda Jones, Stacy Hogg. Shannon
Hogg-Harris. Photo taken by Spencer Whitney

Families of Murder Victims Demand Justice from OPD

On Thursday morning, the advocacy branch of the Christopher LaVell Jones Foundation #TheirLivesMatter met with the Oakland Police Department to discuss demands raised the families of murder victims.
Casey Morton, left, lunges towards Jamie Mitchell at Beautiful Brawlers III on August 31, 2013. Jamie defeated Casey in a three round fight by unanimous decision.

‘Beautiful Brawlers’ Bouts Spotlight Women Boxers

By Laura Wong Boxing, like other high-contact fighting sports, can get ugly. Confined to a ring no larger than 25 square feet, a fighter’s only escape from the stalking blows of an opponent is to [...]
Richmond Mayor Gayle McLaughlin was shown here on Monday shaking hands with President of Ecuador Rafael Correa on a balcony of the national palace, el Palacio de Carondelet. Courtesy of El Telégrafo, Quito, Ecuador.

President of Ecuador Welcomes Richmond Mayor Gayle McLaughlin

Quito, Ecuador – Richmond Mayor Gayle McLaughlin is in Ecuador this week to meet with President Rafael Correa to make common cause in their ongoing disputes with Chevron, one of the world’s six “supermajor” oil [...]
A National Park Service police officer check a trunk a for shooting suspect on Sunday, July 7, 2013, in Marin City, Calif. Law enforcement officers blocked all vehicle access to the area. (Frankie Frost/Marin Independent Journal)

‘Restorative Justice’ Strategy to be Used in Marin City

A meeting on implementing restorative justice in Marin City will be held Monday Sept. 16, 6 p.m.- 7:30 p.m. at the Hannah Gallery, 170 Donahue St., Marin City
Andreas Quintanilla, an owner operator that parks at OMSS, holds up the flyer he received this week notifying Army Base businesses to move their property before the city's scheduled eviction on Sept. 13. Courtesy of OMSS.

Eviction in Effect for Army Base Businesses "A third world country would give us better support than they’re doing," says Aboudi

“We’re asking them to take [their truck], move it and park it somewhere else, ” John Monetta, City of Oakland The eviction notice served by the Alameda County Sheriffs Department to Bill Aboudi’s Oakland Maritime [...]
2013 NBA Hall of Fame Inductee Gary Payton

Gary Payton Inducted into 2013 NBA Hall of Fame

By Rene McDonald Oakland native and basketball star Gary Payton, was inducted into the 2013 National Basketball Association (NBA) Hall of Fame last Sunday. Payton was raised in West Oakland. He graduated from Skyline High [...]