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Oakland mayoral candidates grid.

Early candidates for Oakland’s fall mayoral race outline platforms

Oakland elections occupy a complex political landscape, and the upcoming 2014 mayoral contest is no exception.
Oakland mayoral candidate Joe Tuman was one of many candidates who debated public safety on April 3 at Temple Sinai in Oakland.

Mayoral candidate: Joe Tuman

The issues for Tuman are public safety and economic development. In his view, the absence of economic development keeps part of the city in poverty and poverty is at the root of most crime. The...
(From left to right) Rep. Barbara Lee, current students survivors of sexual assault at UC Berkeley, and Rep. Jackie Speier gathered at North Gate Hall Tuesday.

Congresswomen stand by sexual assault survivors

Two U.S. Congresswomen stood shoulder-to-shoulder with sexual assault survivors on the U.C. Berkeley campus on Tuesday to call for federal legislation that would toughen laws on sexual harassment and violence on college campuses.
Adisa Banjoko

Q&A with Hip Hop Chess Federation founder on partnership with East Bay schools

Banjoko once lived in Oakland and was a part of the ‘90s Bay Area Hip Hop music scene. Currently, he is teaching chess and life strategies to students at Encinal High School in Alameda through...
Workers at the wholesale produce market

Oakland’s century-old midnight market in images

When Oakland's century-old wholesale produce market opens around 1:00 a.m. near Jack London Square, a world of family fruit and vegetable sellers comes alive to supply cafes and taco trucks with ingredients for the day's...
Mayoral candidate and civil rights lawyer Dan Seigel speaks out against the DAC: "This is not for Oakland." Photo by Becca Andrews.

DAC foes vow to keep ‘watching’ surveillance plan

The Oakland community filled City Hall last week to speak out against the Domain Awareness Center, a surveillance center that has been a source of controversy since July.
A bubbly and energetic group of about 10 girls participated in a Free-Style Double-Dutch Jump Off training session inside a gymnasium at the Ira Jinkins Recreation Center on Saturday, Jan. 25 in East Oakland.

Young girls learn about health and fitness through Double-Dutch

Oakland, once a hub for Double-Dutch jump rope competitions, is now staging a revival of the sport as its mission is to help inner city children fight obesity. “We used to have competitions back in...
Girls soccer team.

Bay Oaks Botafogo team kicks their way into college

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...
A photo of Century Buffet

Longtime Oakland businessman faces 12 felony labor charges

Servers at Century Buffet on International Boulevard were working twelve-hour days, six days a week, and being paid far below minimum wage, according to the Alameda County District Attorney.
Faces of Morquio patients

Taking a shot: An orphan drug trial that drew an international crowd of patients nears its end

When Sarah Morrell was first diagnosed with Morquio syndrome, a rare, incurable disease that crippled her joints and deformed her vertebrae, her family never expected the illness would cause her to travel halfway around the...
Warriors Fan Fest rally

Fans have mixed feelings about Warriors’ plans for new arena in San Francisco

Passionate, loyal and fanatical – these three words best identify Golden State Warriors fans. Every year whether it is a pre-season, regular season or playoff game, you can expect thousands of spectators sporting a crisp...
Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry

Golden State Warriors’ Chinese website makes global, not local impact

Prior to leaving for China as a part of the NBA’s Global Games, the Golden State Warriors went global with their brand and marketing campaign by launching their official Chinese website and a Weibo social...