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Lafayette Elementary School Boosts Science Teaching

Eddie Scruggs-Smith still remembers the message her single mother drilled into her when she was young: “education means opportunity.” Although Scruggs-Smith sometimes doubted her academic abilities, the self-proclaimed product of the Oakland schools says it [...]
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Gentrification Is Not Inevitable, Says Report

Causa Justa: Just Cause (CJJC), a multi-racial, grassroots organization that works for social justice for low-income San Francisco and Oakland residents, released a report this week that details the state of gentrification in the Bay [...]
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Commission Approves West Oakland Customs Inspection Site

The city’s Planning Commission this week rejected a zoning appeal to its decision to allow a local company to establish a U.S. Customs Central Examination Station (CES), clearing the way for containers entering the Port [...]
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Zoning Commission to Rule on West Oakland Customs Inspection Station

Reversing its previous position, the Oakland Planning and Zoning Department has decided to allow a U.S. Customs Inspection Center to operate in West Oakland. An appeal on the ruling will be heard at the next [...]
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“Anti-Terrorism Contraband” Cargo Inspections Conducted in Alameda

The inspection of potentially hazardous cargos that come through the Port of Oakland have been conducted for months in the City of Alameda, even though the City of Oakland has refused to allow such inspections [...]
The West Oakland Youth Center is expected to open next month. Photo by Tasion Kwamilele.

City and County to Open Long Awaited West Oakland Youth Center

After sitting idle and vacant for many years in a community that’s in dire need of helpful resources and programs for young people, the West Oakland Youth Center will finally open its doors as the [...]
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Oakland Mural Project on the Rise

“Would you get behind something if you knew it had the power to change your neighborhood?” That’s the question posed by the Oakland Super Hero Mural Project, a four-phase project that’s putting up exciting murals [...]
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City Forbids Hazardous Cargo in West Oakland

The City of Oakland’s Zoning division has issued a ruling this week forbidding entrepreneur Tom Henderson from establishing a U.S. Customs Exam Station at the old Horizon Beverage in West Oakland to inspect potentially hazardous [...]