Tag Archives: Oakland

Lyfe in Los Angeles in a corner of his sky rise home. Ise's house is filled with books, artifacts and artwork reflecting his faith, studies, and curiosities.

East Oakland Native and Social Entrepreneur Ise Lyfe Still Gets Business Done on Behalf of the People Returns to Oakland on January 26th to perform Highly Successful Independent Album "Slave Revolt"

  Oakland’s native son, Ise Lyfe, has seemingly done it all. From HBO Def Poetry Jam and Huffington Post Contributor to Ted Talk and guest lecturer at over 50 universities domestic and abroad, Ise Lyfe [...]
Students urge the City Council in July to place the renter protection measure onto the November ballot. Photo by Tulio Ospina.

Oakland Small Property Owners, Tenants Disapprove of Rent Control Changes

Both small property owners and tenants spoke out against Oakland city staff’s proposals for changes to the city’s rent laws on Tuesday night, which City Council unanimously supported during their first of two votes. &
Rev. Dr. Kenneth Anderson, senior pastor of Williams Chapel Baptist Church. Photo by Brandon Aninipot.

Millennial Oakland Pastor Builds Housing

Rev. Dr. Kenneth Anderson, senior pastor of Williams Chapel Baptist Church, concerned about Oakland’s declining African American population and consequently the corresponding decline in church attendance, has spearheaded an effort to build housing.
Alameda County Office of Education (ACOE) Supt. L. Karen Monroe spoke at Wednesday's special school board, explaining why her office downgraded the district's financial health and issued a  public Letter of Fiscal Concern. Shown (L to R) are Board President James Harris, Interim OUSD Supt. Devin Dillon and ACOE Supt. Monroe. Photo by Ken Epstein.

Oakland School Board Demands Full Disclosure of Budget Shortfall Board majority postpones resolution to cut $14 million next year

Demanding budget transparency, the Oakland Board of Education voted this week to postpone making $14 million in cuts that staff was recommending for next school year, saying they wanted administrators to answer questions about how [...]