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Artist Virginia Jourdan showcases portraits from her Church Hat Series with "Lisa" (holding) and "Lady I" (background). Photo by Ashley Chambers.

Artist Virginia Jourdan Celebrates Church Hat Tradition

When portrait artist Virginia Jourdan saw the spread of women from her church Wings of Love Ministries in their colorful hats featured in The Oakland Post two years ago, she was inspired to recreate the [...]
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Oakland Rents Rise Astronomically, Long-term Home Owners Face Foreclosure

While numbers of overall foreclosures in Oakland are decreasing, they are more and more affecting people who have lived in their homes for 10 or more years, according to a quarterly City of Oakland report [...]
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

Inspections of Hazardous Cargos in West Oakland Would Violate Law, Says City

City officials are saying that current zoning regulations prohibit the inspection of hazardous materials at the old Horizon Beverage building in West Oakland, which is encouraging news to local residents who do not want to [...]
Photo courtesy of Oakland Local.

In Oakland, Community Building Key to Student Success

By Jon Leckie A group of 20 parents gather in a small cafeteria at the Oakland Housing Authority at 12th Street and Union. They sit at six tables with vases of flowers in the middle, [...]
Vintage collector Ardis Taylor specializes in men and women's clothing dating back as far as the 1920's. Here he showcases styles from the 1950's, a tweed double-breasted belted jacket and a pair of brown and white wing-tip spectators. Photo by Ashley Chambers.

Ardis Taylor Has An Eye for Vintage

In the realm of style and fashion, history often repeats itself. You can find popular 1950s’ fashions – oxfords, Mary Janes, full skirts, double-breasted jackets, and tapered trousers – and more modeled in contemporary trends. [...]
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Tire Recycling at Army Base Would Mean Jobs for Oakland, Says Bishop Williams

Bishop Henry C. Williams spoke with Oakland Assistant City Administrator Fred Blackwell last week to promote to propose a plan for building the a tire recycling center at the former Oakland Army Base that would [...]
Photo by Ashley Chambers.

U.S. Customs to Inspect Big Rigs with Potentially Hazardous Cargo in West Oakland

One of the small companies that has been adversely impacted by the city’s Oakland Amy Base development project is Pacific Coast Containers (PCC Logistics), which has been handing inspections of potentially hazardous cargo coming through [...]
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FREESTYLE: “Don’t Talk About It – Be About It,” Says Dwayne Wiggins

Oakland has served as the kick-off place for young artists working to make their dream come true. From old school acts like The Pointer Sisters, En Vogue, and MC Hammer to modern day names like [...]
Photos by Spencer Whitney. Graphics Design by Adam Turner.

Life is Living Festival at DeFremery Park

At least 2,000 people attended Youth Speaks’ 5th Annual Life is Living Festival hosted at DeFremery Park on Saturday, Oct. 12. With food vendors, local artist performances, a graffiti art exhibit, health screenings, face painting, [...]