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Rendering of Coliseum City.

5,750 Market Rate Units, No Affordable Housing Yet for Coliseum City

While many people are looking at the proposed Coliseum City development as the best and last chance to keep the Raiders and A’s in town in exchange for glitzy new stadiums, not as much attention [...]
Actor Delroy Lindo (left, with actor Danny Glover) hosted "The Benefit of Words," a fundraiser held on March 14, 2015 in Oakland to benefit Marcus Books. Photo: Eli Jacobs-Fantauzzi.

“The Benefit of Words” Supports Marcus Books

Last week, Geoffrey’s Inner Circle in Oakland hosted “The Benefit of Words,” a performance event benefitting Marcus Books. The night was filled with music, poetry, and art to honor the oldest African American bookstore in [...]
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Oakland Symphony Youth Orchestra Presents Two Young Competition Winners

Two young competition winners will be featured on the Oakland Symphony Youth Orchestra’s final concert of the season, Sunday, May 17, at 2 p.m. at the Valley Center for the Performing Arts at Holy Names [...]
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Dizzy Wright, Casey Veggies, Pell Will Perform at Benefit for Eric Garner’s Family

The Bay Area event production collective HGMNY is hosting a “Concert for Justice” to benefit the family of Eric Garner, Thursday, April 9, at the New Parish, 579 18th St.in Downtown Oakland. The fundraiser will [...]
The City of Oakland's proposed 800-acre “Coliseum City” is designed to rise upon Oakland’s existing Coliseum site and 550 acres of adjacent land on the other side of I-880. The plan includes nearly 6,000 units of housing, three hotels, over 500,000 square feet of retail space, and nearly 7 million square feet of science, technology, office, and industrial space.

Coliseum City Project Should Benefit Oakland Residents, Say Local Groups Mayor Schaaf does not support building sports arena in business park

At least three local organizations and coalitions are pushing to make sure that the Coliseum City project – if it comes to pass – will provide economic and social benefits to the people who live [...]
(Left to right) Chris Hillyard, General Manager/Co-owner of Farley’s, Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf, Kiara Gomez, employee at Farley’s, and Sal Bednarz, owner of Actual Café. Photo by Conway Jones.

Oakland’s New Minimum Wage Takes Effect

Voter-enacted ballot Measure FF, which raises the minimum wage in Oakland from $9 to $12.25/hour, became effective March 2.   The measure, which passed with an 82 percent majority in November, requires employers to provide [...]
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Peralta Colleges Foundation Celebrates 50 Years

The Peralta Colleges Foundation celebrated 50 years of serving the community through education last Thursday night at the Oakland City Center Marriott. Oakland District 2 Councilmember Abel Guillen, who was formerly a member of the [...]
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Help High School Student Shawn Cunningham Attend Stanford Summer Law Program

Bishop O’Dowd High School student Michael “Shawn” Cunningham II, an exemplary student who serves as a role model for his peers at school and church, has been invited to participate in Stanford Law School’s Intensive [...]
Terry-T Butler (aka "Mr. Community") and D'Wayne Wiggins of Tony! Toni! Tone! in the studio producing with Beyoncé, Kelly Rowland, and Michelle Williams of Destiny's Child. (1999)

Grammy Winning Star Beyoncé Got Her Start in Oakland

Beyoncé is one of the greatest female artists of all time. Like many other artists, during the course of her career with Grammy-award winning group Destiny’s Child, Beyoncé’s big break in the music industry was [...]