The City Council on Wednesday night approved an agreement with the Oakland A’s, though they did make some revisions, which could jeopardize the lease that already had been negotiated.
The West Oakland Specific Plan, designed to guide and encourage residential, commercial and industrial development on 1,900 acres of land next to downtown Oakland, was approved at the City Council this week.Some community members wanted [...]
Today, the Pacific Gas and Electric Company’s Veterans Employee Resource Group awarded 10 scholarships totaling $55,000 to college and college-bound students. The ceremony was held at San Francisco’s Pacific Energy Center. Last year, PG&E’s ERGs [...]
Today, Congresswoman Barbara Lee (D-CA) announced Alameda-based Institute for Women in Trades, Technology and Science (IWITTS) will receive a $899,841grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to increase enrollment and retention of women in community [...]
By Scott McLemee, Inside Higher Ed The United States has the highest incarceration rate of any country in the world. It has come down a sliver over the past six years: the all-time peak rate [...]
To address the significant number of cell phone robberies occurring in the City of Oakland, Councilmember Lynette Gibson McElhaney introduced an ordinance to ban Automated Purchasing Machines.These self-operating buy-back kiosks, which exist in five Bay [...]
Councilmember Noel Gallo, who represents the Fruitvale District, is seeking to promote a alliance between Oakland and San Francisco to pressure the federal government and involve local churches to provide humanitarian aid to Central American [...]
Some new and diverse businesses are coming to Oakland to create jobs and strengthen our economy. First up Sears sold the former Capwell building at 20th & Broadway to Lane partners, a Menlo Park real [...]
A new poll conducted by the Oakland-based EMC Research shows Assembly candidate Tony Thurmond ahead of Elizabeth Echols in the Assembly District 15 race. Meanwhile, Oakland Civil Rights Attorney Pamela Price, one of the leading [...]
Former Heavyweight Champion Mike Tyson will bring his acclaimed one-man show, “MIKE TYSON: UNDISPUTED TRUTH” to Stockton at the Bob Hope Theatre on October 2nd. Tickets are now on sale.
The family of Jerome Jabari Grayson, who has cancer, is seeking financial support from the community in their time of financial crisis. The Grayson family is making its appeal for help through gofundme.com. Their webpage, [...]