In the battle for the open 9th district seat in the State Senate, Democrats Sandré Swanson and Nancy Skinner will face a rematch in November. Skinner won 47 percent of the vote while Swanson received [...]
Members of the Oakland City Council are looking for ways to save West Oakland and Fruitvale neighborhood career centers in the wake of community protests over Mayor Libby Schaaf’s decision to close the centers at [...]
The Oakland City Council unanimously backed a resolution this week urging the state of California to create a process to erase criminal records for cannabis-related offenses and to remove restrictions that prohibit offenders from participating [...]
Oakland community members are opposing Mayor Libby Schaaf’s decision to close West Oakland and the Fruitvale District job centers that provide services to the unemployed. Together, the West Oakland Neighborhood Career Center and the [...]
The controversy over the growing influence of charter schools in the Oakland Unified School District (OUSD) was the focus of a panel of prominent academics speaking at a forum this week.
Oakland City Councilmembers began a discussion at Tuesday’s Community and Economic Development Committee meeting that could ultimately lead to adopting a policy that would govern how to utilize over 1,000 parcels of publically-owned land.
A beer garden and gelato shop may soon replace Miliki, one of Oakland’s only Nigerian restaurants, located at 3725 MacArthur Blvd. in the Laurel District. The restaurant’s landlord, Paul Schneider, is looking to turn [...]
Holy Names University hosted a Latino Recognition Night recently to honor graduating Latino Students and the community. In addition to graduating students, the ceremony honored parents, grandparents and great grandparents who left their countries [...]
The Post is sponsoring a poll on current Oakland housing issues. Please go to this link and take the six-question poll, which can be completed in two minutes. The poll is anonymous.
By Steve Stallone, SEIU 1021 More than 200 Oakland residents gathered for a day of food, fun, music and resistance Saturday, May 21 at West Oakland’s deFremery Park, celebrating their right to stay in [...]
Jerry Bridges, CEO of the company that wants to build and operate a coal-shipping terminal in Oakland, made his case for building the project at a press conference on the waterfront this week, seeking to [...]