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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 [...]
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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 [...]