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WBC/USNBC Middleweight Champion
Tony Hirsch with his champion belt.

Champion Fighter Tony Hirsch Fighting for Peace

Whether you’re looking to have some fun, get in a good workout or train for a competition, boxing is a great outlet to get in shape and stay active, according to champion fighter Tony Hirsch. [...]
Demonstrators rallied on Thursday outside the Rotunda building in downtown Oakland, where Phil Tagami’s California Capital & Investment Group is located, calling on him to keep his promise not to bring coal into Oakland. Photo by Ethan Buckner.

McElhaney Puts Damper on Tagami’s Coal Plan

News has spread of developer Phil Tagami’s action to negotiate a deal with four counties in Utah to ship coal to a new export terminal at the Oakland Army Base that could begin operation as [...]
A pile of coal sits near the Crandall Canyon Mine northwest of Huntington. Mining experts say Utah has about 40-45 years of coal left. Photo courtesy of Kristin Nichols, Deseret Morning News.

Tagami’s Behind-the-Scenes Deal to Bring Coal to Oakland Draws Opposition

Now that the Oakland Army Base development project is well underway, city developer and project manager Phil Tagami is working on a behind-the-scenes $53 million deal to ship coal from Utah through the new Oakland [...]
Josie Dean.

Josie Dean Celebrates 95 Years

Family and friends joined together on Sunday, April 26 to celebrate the 95th birthday of Josie Dean, a longtime Oakland resident and former schoolteacher.   During the celebration held at Ashland Community Center in San [...]
Top from left: Tom Bowden, Commemoration Plaque on 7th Street for “Terrible Tom” Bowden, Fillmore Slim. Bottom: Richard Younger, Skip Hudson, Michael Skinner, Niklas Nordstrom, and Bernard Anderson. Photos by Godfrey Lee.

“Terrible Tom” Bowden Brings the Blues Back to 7th Street

By Roberta Cobb and Godfrey Lee   “Terrible Tom” Bowden brought the Blues back to 7th Street in West Oakland on Friday, March 20.   Bowden, Fillmore Slim, and their special guests performed at One [...]
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OP-ED: New Businesses and Construction Are Transforming West Oakland

  Many people are aware of Oakland’s growing restaurant industry. However, Oakland is becoming the center of more upstream food production. With transportation access and empty warehouse space and transportation access, West Oakland is attracting [...]
Oakland Raider #77 Austin Howard participating in the Clorox "Boo To the Flu" Play 60 at Martin Luther King Jr. Elementary School. Photo by Tony Gonzales.

Raiders Say “Boo to the Flu” During Clorox

Oakland Raiders players including defensive back TJ Carrie, guard Austin Howard and tight end Brian Leonhardt as well as former Raider Sam Williams teamed up with the Clorox Company to put on a community event [...]