Tag Archives: Oakland

Geoffrey Pete, owner of Geoffrey's Inner Circle.

Club Owner Geoffrey Pete Wins Oakland “Pillar” Indie Award

Entrepreneur Geoffrey Pete, owner of the well-known nightspot Geoffrey’s Inner Circle, was recognized as a “Pillar” of the community at the recent 9th Annual Oakland Indie Awards. “An Oakland cornerstone, Geoffrey’s has opened its doors [...]
Community members who are opposed to the Marcus Foster kitchen project include West Oakland residents (left to right) Lynne Horiuchi, Jeff Baker, and Madeline Wells. Photo by Ashley Chambers.

OUSD to Tear Down West Oakland School to Build Industrial Kitchen

Despite vocal opposition of some community residents, the Oakland Unified School District is moving ahead with plans to demolish Marcus Foster School in West Oakland and build an industrial-style kitchen to provide healthy meals to [...]
Demouria Hogg, 30, was shot and killed by an Oakland rookie officer on the Lakeshore off-ramp of Highway 580 Saturday, June 6.

Community Wants Attorney General to Investigate Officer-involved Killing Family Demands Answers

Community members and the family of Demouria Hogg are calling on the Oakland Police Department and City of Oakland officials to release police-recorded videos that will reveal exactly what happened last Saturday morning in the [...]
Judge Thelton Henderson

Judge Henderson Will Monitor Investigations of Three OPD Shootings This Year Judge will also review Mayor Schaaf's nighttime protest curfew

Federal Judge Thelton Henderson is monitoring how the Oakland Police Department (OPD) is handling the investigations of three officer-involved shootings this year, including the killing this past weekend of Demouria Hogg, 30, of Hayward.
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Oakland Is Losing Its Racial, Age and Economic Diversity, Says New Report Study Validates Desley Brooks' proposed Race and Equity Department

Oakland is a city facing the loss of its racial, age, economic, cultural and social diversity, driven by the loss of affordable housing and a huge wealth gap, according to a new report produced by [...]

OP-ED: Don’t Stop Window Smashing by Targeting Peaceful Demonstrators

By Rebecca Kaplan   In recent years, we have suffered from the cyclical epidemic of responding to problems by aiming at the wrong targets.   Some people, expressing (or pretending to express) anger about police [...]
Lee Hildebrand and Pebbles, 1987. Photo by George Livingston Jr.

Bay Area African American Women in Music: Pebbles Turned to Religion After R&B Success

By Lee Hildebrand “I’ve always been pretty determined,” San Francisco-born singer and songwriter Perri Arnette McKissick, known professionally as “Pebbles,” told England’s Blues & Soul magazine in 1988. Her debut single, “Girlfriend,” written and produced [...]