Spring is here, and Oakland is alive with signs of change. The Oakland Visitor and Convention Bureau is no more, having been replaced by Visit Oakland, a new nonprofit group formed to encourage tourism and [...]
Next week, on April 24, Take Your Daughter – and now Sons – to Work Day will celebrate 21 years of fostering young minds and introducing youth to the working world.
By Rev. Willie A. Douglas, Civil Rights & Social Justice Advocate From the establishment of the first Black church in America, throughout slavery and beyond, the church has been the foundation of the Black community. [...]
In a cloak of secrecy and infused enthusiasm, Visit Oakland on April 2 unveiled a new logo and marketing campaign that had been in the works for 18 months.
It appears that no one wants to work for Mayor Jean Quan. One month after city administrator Deanna Santana abruptly resigned, Fred Blackwell, Jr., her replacement, also resigned to head the San Francisco Foundation, a [...]
By Daniel Heimpel A fortnight ago, the appeals court for the Second Appellate District in California invalidated a court order that had eased media access to Los Angeles County’s otherwise closed juvenile dependency hearings.This ends [...]
In the 1950s, Secretary of Defense Charles Wilson made his infamous statement, “What is good for General Motors is good for the United States.” Now, our public service unions are telling us “What is good [...]
I was sitting in church Sunday, listening to the reverend talk about how she had learned of a woman in San Mateo who was teaching pregnant women how to play the piano.
Deanna Santana, our former city manager, did the right thing and promptly resigned after calls to end her new job tour on the city’s dime. The mayor moved quickly, appointed Oakland native Fred Blackwell as [...]
Oakland City officials, including the City Council, Mayor and staff, cannot justify their support of the Domain Awareness Center by claiming to be ignorant of its risks to our safety and security.Although 60 percent of [...]