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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, [...]
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Kaepernick, Slow to Pick Up Where He Left Off Last Season

Lights, camera, action! It’s been an off-season of “glits and glam” for quarterback Colin Kaepernick. Leading the San Francisco Forty-Niners to the Super Bowl last year proved that Jim Harbaugh’s decision to start him as [...]
Oakland Civil Rights attorney, Anne Weills, one of the lawyers in the sruggle to abolish longterm solitary confinement in California, speaking recently at a press conference.

California Prisoners in Isolation Should Be Covered by Class Action, Attorneys Argue

Lawyers from the Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR) are urging a federal judge to grant class action status to a lawsuit challenging prolonged solitary confinement in California prisons.
Businesses leaders talked Monday at a press conference in Oakland about what they are doing to respond to climate change and lower the country’s reliance on fossil fuels included. (L to R): Kat Taylor, CEO of One Pacific Coast Bank; David Brodwin, co-founder of the American Sustainable Business Council; Marissa LaMagna, executive directdor of Bay Area Green Tours; and Maritessa Bravo Ares of Green for All. Photo by Ken A. Epstein

Local Businesses Make Green Growth a Priority

Local business leaders came together this week in Oakland to talk about what “visionary companies” are doing to respond to climate change and lower the country’s reliance on fossil fuels, hosted by Oakland’s Sustainable Business [...]
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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 [...]
Chevron Richmond held a press conference Tuesday morning to announce a $15.5 million community development grant. Photo taken by Tasion Kwamilele.

Chevron Richmond Announces $15.5 Million Community Revitalization Initiative

Chevron Richmond announced the start of a $15.5 million Community Revitalization Initiative, a five-year plan to stimulate the city’s economy by creating jobs, encouraging small business development and expanding job training opportunities. Speaking at held [...]
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.
Leroy King pictured with Nancy Pelosi. 
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Labor Leader Leroy King Turns 90

Bay Area labor statesman Leroy King attended this year’s Labor Day festivities at the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) Local 10 San Francisco union hall. King has a history in the Bay Area labor [...]