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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 [...]
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Bottom Row Left-Right:
Omari Rutledge,Charles Cheeks,Christopher Lucas,Eric Coleman, Quincy Culpepper, John Bryant, Kenyon McTear, Hakeem Doe-Parker

Top Row Left-Right:
Brendan Jordan, Ashe Banjo-Bright, Jamil Davis Yaheem Brown, Xavier Edwards_Thomas, Joseph Roberts, MarquiseTimmons, Jarrett Mitchell Ramone Sanders Errice Lewis

BackTop Row Coach Ray Cole
Right Side Head Coach John Bryant Business Manager Okeya Vance
Left Side Coach Aaron Clark Coach Elroy Eastman

East Bay Warriors Football Raising Funds to Attend National Championship

The East Bay Warriors (EBW) Pop Warner Football and Cheer Organization has qualified to attend the national championship competition in Orlando, Florida and plans to go if the organization can raise the money for 120 [...]
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“Beacon Deacon” Column Comes to the Stockton Post

Paul Cobb, publisher of the Post News Group, has announced the appointment of Thomas W. Angelo as an advisor to the Stockton Post. Angelo says he looks forward to the challenge of making the Post [...]
Jose Dueñas of the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, Len Turner of Turner Group Construction and Carl Chan of Oakland Chinatown Chamber of Commerce spoke at last week's Community and Economic Developent Committee (CED) meeting to support the OMSS project. Photo by Ken Epstein.

Aboudi’s Army Base Project Means Jobs and Reduced Pollution

The City Council this week approved a 55-year lease for a 17-acre, $25 million development to create a new up-to-date home for Bill Aboudi’s Oakland Maritime Support Services (OMSS) as part of the Army Base [...]
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Proposal for Green Electrical Energy at Oakland Port; $52.5 Million Revenue Possible

The West Oakland Environmental Indicators Project, a longtime East Bay environmental advocacy group, has reached agreement, which could potentially generate $52.5 million in revenue, with Oakland developer Jabari Herbert and FOCON to provide electrical power [...]
Member's of PCM's Community Advisory Council (left to right) Larry Davis, Michael James,  Njelela Kwamilele, Monica White, Erin Meyer, Jumoke Hinton Hodge, and Rev. Curtis Fleming

More than A Grocery Store – A Community Need

With more than 25,000 residents, West Oakland has long needed a grocery store offering fresh and nutritious food at affordable prices. People’s Grocery is 11-year non-profit based in West Oakland that focuses on community building [...]
OMSS staff Luis Carbajal (far right) talks to independent trucker Ben Tam as Herbert Landaberry (far left) and logs his information. For the past week, driver information has been logged manually until electricity is accessible at OMSS' new site. Photo by Ashley Chambers

Inspections of Hazardous Cargos in West Oakland Would Violate Law, Says City

City officials are saying that current zoning regulations prohibit the inspection of hazardous materials at the old Horizon Beverage building in West Oakland, which is encouraging news to local residents who do not want to [...]