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Council Decision Could Mean a Step Forward on Police Accountability

The City Council took a first step this week to enact a policy that has been four years in the making and could improve the level of police accountability in Oakland, unanimously voting to consolidate [...]
Oakland City Attorney Barbara Parker. (Photo by D. Ross Cameron)

Barbara Parker Cites Confidentiality, Refuses Comment on Sale of Property for Luxury Apartment Tower

A local community group has not yet received a reply from City Attorney Barbara Parker about their complaint that the City of Oakland is violating local, state and federal laws in going ahead with the [...]
The "Soul Train" Line, circa 1980. Credit: Soul Train Holdings LLC.

Largest “Soul Train Line” in Oakland Set to Break Guinness World Record

Blending soul, dance, and community, Oakland is set to break a new Guinness World Record for the “Largest Soul Train Line” on Saturday, June 20 at deFremery Park, 1651 Adeline St. in West Oakland.
TekPerfect founder Alfonso Hooker (left) and PIC Planning Director Richard deJauregui.

TekPerfect, PIC Raise Skills of Formerly Incarcerated

TekPerfect, an Information Technology (IT) consulting, design, and support firm serving Alameda and Contra Costa County businesses, has partnered with the Oakland Private Industry Council (PIC) to design and provide a specialized IT training program [...]
Oakland Raiders defensive back T.J. Carrie (38) joins Sam Williams, and Raiderettes Monica B and Courtney in speaking to students at Oakland’s Fremont High School in conjunction with the “Banking On Our Future” program as part of U.S. Bank/Operation Hope’s Financial Literacy event. PHOTOS COURTESY OF TONY GONZALES/RAIDERS.COM.

Oakland Raiders Speak with Students About Financial Literacy

Students at Fremont High School learned the importance of money management from two men with ties to both the Bay Area and the Oakland Raiders.   Oakland Raiders player T.J. Carrie and former player Sam [...]
Left to right, Deborah Geddins and Irma Geddins stand next to a mural of their father, Bob Geddins. Photo by Adam Turner.

Family to Honor Oakland Blues Pioneer Bob Geddins

Even though blues pioneer Bob Geddins wrote and produced numerous national hit records between 1948 and 1961 – by such blues and R&B artists as Lowell Fulson, Sugar Pie DeSanto and Jimmy McCracklin, the Oakland [...]
Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf (right), with Javier Arango (left), speaks at the Wounded Places film screening and panel discussion at the Grand Lake Theater.

Film “Wounded Places” Sheds Light on Effects of PTSD on Children

In an effort to engage the community in a conversation around Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and its affects on children living in impoverished circumstances, the film “Wounded Places: Confronting Childhood PTSD in America’s Shell-Shocked [...]
Councilmember Abel Guillen.

Vote on Luxury Apartment Tower in Guillen’s District Postponed, Council Seeks More Community Benefits

A number of Oakland residents are waiting to see what the City Council will do next after protesters shut down the May 5 council meeting where the council was scheduled to authorize the sale of [...]
Lance Jackson, COO of Seville Group Inc., is the new interim chief of the Facilities and Planning Department for the Oakland school district.

OUSD Consultant Lance Jackson’s Company Sued in Corruption Scandal

The Oakland Unified School District (OUSD) is paying consultant Lance Jackson to head its Facilities Planning and Management Department through the district’s contract with Seville Group Inc. (SGI), while Jackson continues working as an executive [...]
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OP-ED: BART Hires Georgia Firm for Disparity Study, Ignores Qualified Cheaper Local Bidder

By Barbara J. Thomson   Despite BART board policy to contract with small local businesses, the Board of Directors at their April 9 meeting voted unanimously to award a contract to study discrimination in contracting [...]