Tag Archives: Oakland

Assistant Chief David Downing

Mayor Schaaf Accused of Promoting Acting Police Chief Without Notifying Public Sources say Assistant Chief Downing is promoting white officers at expense of Black officers

Concerns are being raised that Mayor Libby Schaaf has promoted Oakland Police Department (OPD) Acting Assistant Chief David Downing to a position as permanent Assistant Police Chief, without informing the public or the City Council.
7,000 trucks a day operate at the Port of Oakland.

Truck Scale and Minimart at Port of Oakland to be Evicted in October

Oakland Port Scale, a small business that provides 24-hour truck scales, bathroom facilities and a convenience store for truckers and longshoremen at the Port of Oakland, will have to close its operations in October if [...]
Sandré Swanson

Senate Candidate Swanson Looks at Negative Impact of Costa-Hawkins Act

Former Assemblymember Sandré Swanson, who is running for State Senate District 9, is examining the way state laws undermine the availability of affordable housing in the East Bay as he campaigns to become an elected [...]
Wares sold by an African vendor at the 2015 Umoja Festival.

Oakland Festivals Celebrate African Heritage

Facing down the threats of gentrification, three Black producers are keeping African and African American heritage alive in Oakland.   On Aug. 20, Effie Tesfahun is holding the 4th Umoja Festival in West Oakland’s Lowell [...]
Renderings of Uber's headquarters in downtown Oakland by Steelblue.

Open Letter to Uber CEO Travis Kalanick

Dear Mr. Kalanick,   When President Obama delivered his State of the Union address on Jan. 12, he said, “Today, technology doesn’t just replace jobs on the assembly line, but any job where work can [...]
Jonathan "Fitness" Jones

Oakland’s Own Breathing Aerobics Teacher Moonlights as an Uber/Lyft Driver

Jonathan “Fitness” Jones, the creator of Breathing Aerobics, teaches Oakland and San Francisco techies quick and simple deep breathing techniques that help them manage work place stress and increase their creative energy. &