The City Council’s Finance and Management Committee this week endorsed an amendment to its Prompt Payment Ordinance that will ensure nonprofits that contract with the City of Oakland will receive payments for the work they [...]
When the City Council adopted this year’s Workforce Investment Board (WIB) budget, councilmembers voted unanimously for the WIB to come back with a plan on how to “put some skin in the game,” that is, [...]
I have watched with intense interest our national, state, and local politics. As Richmond prepares to vote for a new mayor and city council, a few things have stood out as insults to Richmond voters.
Long time residents who are supporters of Berkeley’s Measure D soda tax are upset over the tactics used by way “No on D” campaign, which is utilizing saturation advertising at the North Berkeley and Ashby [...]
Some of Oakland’s mayoral candidates – from the highly visible frontrunners to the grassroots community activists who are running more low-budget campaigns – are backing a post-election plan to create progress in the city through [...]
At a recent event in support of Measure D, which would place a one-cent per ounce tax on sugary drinks, Councilman Laurie Capitelli insisted that local grocers and restaurant owners, like myself, wouldn’t be responsible [...]
Jason “Shake” Anderson – a U.S. veteran, artist and community organizer – is one of the new leaders who has emerged during the citywide mayoral race this year. Already a seasoned leader in the community, [...]
“It’s not businesses that create jobs” ~ Hilary Clinton Seriously? The following quote was taken from Mrs. Clinton’s campaign speech last week. Is she also going to tell us that water is not wet? [...]
First Presbyterian Church of Oakland will host a concert series, “Arts Under the Spire,” as the church celebrates 100th anniversary of its building. All concerts will feature the church’s Rosales Opus 16 organ.The first concert [...]
Dana King moved to Oakland after leaving KPIX-TV in 2012. When she is not working on her sculptures, she teaches journalism at Dominican University in San Rafael and volunteers at the Alameda County Probation Department.