Tag Archives: Oakland

Phil Tagami

Phil Tagami Responds to Post on Facebook

Master Developer Phil Tagami has responded on Facebook to a Post article questioning Oakland’s commitment to ensuring that the city’s $1.2 billion Army Base project hires local residents and overcomes the historic barriers that have [...]
Left to right: Marc Calloway ,Eric Cobbs, Catherine Holt (Rohr), Rev. Dr. Roy Wilford, Keith Warren and Londale Walton.
Photo by Adam L. Turner.

Formerly Incarcerated Men & Women Look to “Transform Their Hustle” Prison Is No Barrier to Owning a Business

The Defy Ventures defiant headline “Transform your Hustle” recruitment campaign registered big time with those who have done time for crimes. Catherine Hoke (Rohr), founder and CEO of Defy Ventures, challenged more than 60 formerly [...]
Tony Thurmond speaks at a house party. Photo by Ken Epstein

Thurmond Outraises Echols in Race for Assembly District 15

District 15 Assembly Candidate Tony Thurmond raised 30 percent more in campaign contributions during the last reporting period than his opponent, Elizabeth Echols, according to reports published by the Secretary of State.District 15 covers parts [...]
Youth from the Richmond police Activities League at the Chevronsponsored baseball clinic with the A's.

Chevron and Oakland A’s Host Baseball Clinic for Children

Chevron and the Oakland A’s teamed up to host a youth baseball clinic with local children at Richmond’s Martin Luther King Park. The event was designed to generate excitement for education – especially science, technology, [...]
Oakland, Calif. City Attorney Barbara Parker poses for a photograph at City Hall, Monday, Aug. 29, 2011 in Oakland. (Photo by D. Ross Cameron)

City Attorney Sues Owners of West Grand Hotel for Appalling Conditions

The Oakland City Attorney this week sued the absentee owners of the West Grand Hotel, a single room occupancy rental property that has a reputation for for drug activity and unsafe, inhumane living conditions. For [...]
Tawana Williams, motivational speaker and author of "UNarmed But Dangerous."

“Speak What You Expect,” Says Author Tawana Williams

Born without arms and impaired use of her legs, motivational speaker and “UNarmed But Dangerous” author Tawana Williams has persevered through adversity. After doctors told her mother she wouldn’t walk or live past two weeks [...]
Phil Tagami

Tagami’s $1.2 Billion Army Base Project Fails to Create West Oakland Jobs

Community members are raising concerns about what has happened to the promise of jobs for Oakland residents at the $1.2 billion Oakland Army Base development project.“Less than 10 percent of jobs are going to the [...]