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 The Oakland Visitor and Convention Bureau is no more, having been replaced by Visit Oakland, a new nonprofit group formed to encourage tourism and [...]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 [...]
Aaaaaw … spring is in the air. Okay, okay … with this week’s unseasonal weather in the Bay, filled with thunderstorms, hail and snow predicted for some of the hills, the last thing on anyone’s [...]
It’s one of the most asked questions during the last two week – What happened to Malaysia Flight #370? Depending on what official you ask, what country wants the limelight or what news station you’re [...]
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.