In a boon for West Oakland residents, cancer-causing diesel pollution from the Port of Oakland's maritime operations has plunged 70 percent.
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Tagged Alameda County Public Health Department, Andy Garcia, Brian Beveridge, California Air Resources Board, diesel particulate matter, Diesel Risk Reduction Plan, environmental justice, GSC Logistics, Paul Milkey, port of oakland, Port of Oakland Truckers Association, Tim Leong, Union Pacific, West Oakland, West Oakland Environmental Indicators Project
Our adoptable pet of the week is a beautiful and gentle 7-year-old dilute calico cat named Minuet.
Oakland’s black youth are arrested in school at a rate that is more than double their proportion of the school population, a community nonprofit said.
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Tagged ACLU, African American Male Achievement, American Civil Liberties Union, Black Organizing Project, BOP, Community Oriented Policing Services, David Yusem, Duron Aldredge, East Bay Community Law Center's Youth Defender Project, Kate Weisburd, McClymonds High School, Misha Cornelius, Oakland, Oakland Police Department, Oakland School Police, Office of Civil Rights, OUSD, restorative justice, school to prison pipeline, Skyline High School, social emotional learning, Troy Flint, U.S. Department of Education
This holiday season, local high-end spirit makers are rejoicing over the end of a Prohibition-era law. Starting in January, California distilleries will be able to charge for tastings like wineries and breweries currently can.
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Tagged AB 933, Alameda, California Artisanal Distillers Guild, Distilleries, Distilling, Legislation, local food, Local Products, Nancy Skinner, Politics, Rob Bonta, small business, St. George Spirits
The death of Nelson Mandela last week revived memories of the day in 1990 when the anti-apartheid leader spoke in Oakland. Among those present was Oakland resident Sonny Le, a former boat person from Vietnam,...
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Tagged anti-apartheid movement, civil rights, Education, Merritt College, Nelson Mandela, Oakland, Sonny Le, South Africa, Vietnamese community
Oakland-based all-female dance collective, Mix’d Ingrdnts, incorporates various dance styles into their routines, including hip-hop, break dancing, samba and waacking – a style of dance from the 70’s that involves moving legs and arms to...
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Tagged art, Culture, dance, dancers, hip hop, In the Groove, Jenay Anolin, Laney College, mix'd ingrdnts, Samara Atkins, waacking
The Alameda County Juvenile Hall is in the planning stages of creating a girl’s camp to provide stability to victims of sexual exploitation and other at-risk youth.
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Tagged bawar, esa ehmen-krause, Holly Joshi, juvenile hall, missey, pat mims, prostitution, sexual exploitation
Over the last couple of years, the Bay Oaks Botafogo 96' youth soccer team has racked up 129 wins, claimed the California Youth Soccer Association two years in a row, and finished in third place...
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Check out the events happening in Oakland this Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
Compound Gallery’s Art in a Box subscription service is transforming the way people collect art by showcasing studio artists' work in 11” x 17” x 3” boxes.
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Tagged art, Art in a Box, Clare Szydlowski, Compound Gallery & Studios, Crystal Morey, Culture, David Six, David Spiher, Lena Reynoso, Masako Miki, Matt Reynoso, North Oakland, painting, sculpture, Steve Ferrera, The Compound Gallery, Zach Clark
On a rainy Wednesday, Oakland City Councilmember Libby Schaaf rushed into Laurel Elementary School, staving off any signs of exhaustion from the previous night’s late council meeting. There, potential student council members waited to hear...
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Tagged Domain Awareness Center, gun buyback, laurel elementary school, Libby Schaaf, Olis Simmons, YouthUprising
Nwe Oo, a Rakhine Burmese refugee based in Oakland, is an advocate for human rights and adamantly speaks out against domestic violence.
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Tagged AAPI, Arakan, Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders, Burmese refugees, CHAA, Chin, Community Health for Asian Americans, Karen, Kareni, Nwe Oo, Oakland, Rakhine, United Nations Commission on the Status of Women, White House Initiatives on AAPI
“We’re not partial to anybody in particular. Just individuals who are strong and females who can work on their own cars,” Ann said.
Arlo is an exceptionally handsome 1-year-old white Labrador Retriever mix who will bring energy, enthusiasm and love to his new family. This medium-size four-legged citizen of Oakland arrived at the shelter in late September, and...
The Neighborhood Assistance Corporation of America, a non-profit organization, travels to a hundred different cities around the country each year offering free foreclosure counseling.
The Jack London Market Square building was transformed into a showcase of Oakland’s ‘Do it Yourself’ (DIY) culture at the Patchwork handmade festival.
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