Oakland Fire Chief Teresa Deloach Reed


  In a hurried effort to respond to the affordability crisis facing renters, Mayor Libby Schaaf announced the launch of the (SHIP) Safe Housing Inspection Program.     The SHIP will allow fire officials to [...]
Left to right: Art Shanks, executive director of Cypress Mandela Training Center; Councilmember Larry Reid; Council President Lynette Gibson McElhaney; Gay Plair Cobb, CEO of the Oakland Private Industry Council; Paul Cobb; and civil rights attorney Dan Siegel. Photo by Ashley Chambers.

Gay Plair Cobb Honored for 30 Years of Service

Oakland City Council this week honored Gay Plair Cobb, CEO of the Oakland Private Industry Council (PIC), for her 30 years of dedicated service assisting job seekers in Oakland. Through her leadership, the Oakland PIC [...]
(From left to right) Councilmember Lynette McElhaney, President of the Attitudinal Healing Connection (AHC) Guillermo Ortiz, Founders of AHC Aeeshah and Kokomon Clottey stand in front of the crowd at the mural's unveiling.

Antonio Ramos Mural Dedicated

On Wednesday, dozens of neighbors, artists, community activists and elected officials gathered beneath the 580 overpass on West Street for the unveiling of the third Superheroes Mural, the project that muralist Antonio Ramos was working [...]
Community members and anti-displacement activists surround Director of Planning and Building, Rachel Flynn, at the Downtown Specific Plan design workshop Monday night. Photo by Tulio Ospina.

Community Turns Up the Volume to Defend Residents and Businesses City staff Rachel Flynn said there is no housing crisis in Oakland

  Community members are raising the volume on their demands that the city protect Oaklanders’ rights following a number of noise complaints by a few residents targeting Lake Merritt drummers and Black churches.
Work on the Oakland Army Base development could halt if disagreements over the coal terminal are not resolved.

Environmental Groups’ Legal Action Could Halt Coal Terminal

  Environmental and community groups—Earthjustice, the Sierra Club, Communities for a Better Environment (CBE) and San Francisco Baykeepers—have filed a California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) action in Alameda County Superior Court challenging the export of [...]
El estudio "Poner fin a Jim Crow para Trabajadores de la Industria de restaurantes" fue lanzado el 20 de octubre en la Fundación de la Comunidad de East Bay donde varios oradores discutieron la forma de abordar la raza y la segregación de género en el sector de restaurantes. (De izquierda a derecha) Glenn Harris, presidente del Centro para la Inclusión Social; Shonda Roberts, miembro de ROC-La Bahía; y Adrian Henderson, co-propietario de Kingston 11 en Oakland y ROC-The Bay High Road empleador. Foto por Ashley Chambers.

End Jim Crow Segregation at Oakland Restaurants, Say Activists

  Restaurants and hospitality businesses employ nearly 11 million workers nationally, one of the largest industries in the country, and are growing at a feverish pace in Oakland.
Oakland Raiders Fullback Marcel Reece (45) is joined by Raiderettes, Raider Rusher as well as teammates DJ Hayden (25) and J’Marcus Webb (76) in leading Oakland’s Bella Vista students in exercises during the 17th annual NFL/United Way Hometown Huddle. PHOTO COURTESY OF RAIDERS.COM

Oakland Raiders Engage Bella Vista Students on Living Healthy

  Students at Bella Vista Elementary School in Oakland had a chance to get active in a youth football clinic with the Raiders on Monday, Oct. 19 at the 17th annual NFL/United Way Hometown Huddle.

Obama’s HUD Proposes to Cut Rent Subsidies for Low-Income Residents

  Amid an intensifying housing crisis in Oakland, City Council President Lynette Gibson McElhaney and Councilmember Desley Brooks are speaking out against a new proposal from the U.S. Housing and Urban Development Agency (HUD) to [...]

Oakland Petition: Neighbors Should not Racially Profile Neighbors

Oakland community activist Ann Nomura and her family have begun a petition calling on the City of Oakland and the Oakland Police Department (OPD) to stop posting on a popular social media site that is [...]