Participants paddle through the Jack London Estuary. Photo by: Brian Krans.

Annual Support Strokes benefit raises money for cancer care in Oakland

On October 8, California Canoe & Kayak hosted their 14th annual Support Strokes event in hopes of raising $15000 for the Charlotte Maxwell Clinic. The funds raised at will allow the clinic to continue to...
Chelsea Skorka, an activist with the Committee to Protect Oakland Renters, door-knocks in District 2 to raise awareness for Measure JJ. Photo by Rosa Furneaux.

Committee to Protect Oakland Renters volunteers go door-to-door promoting Measure JJ

Last Saturday Committee to Protect Oakland Renters volunteers walked door-to-door asking residents to vote yes on a ballot measure called Measure JJ that would regulate Oakland rent increases and evictions.
A large pothole outside of the Rene C. Davidson Alameda County Courthouse.

Measure KK aims to solve Oakland’s pothole problems

In November, voters will decide on Measure KK, which asks if the city should approve a general bond that would invest up to $600 million for street and sidewalk repairs and to fix aging public...
Baba Zumbi discussing the future of music on panel  to discussed Tools for the future at Oakland Music Festival panel meeting at Sole Space 1714 Telegraph ave, Oakland, CA. Photo by Khaled Sayed

Bigger than ever, the Oakland Music Festival is back for nine days

They say if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it but what if your goal is to transform it? After three years of steadily increasing attendance and growing popularity, Oakland Music Festival (OMF) CEO and founder...
Attorney Michael Rains speaks at a press conference about Bay Area officers contact with Celeste Guap. Photo by Andrew Beale.

Police officers’ attorney claims Guap instigated contact with police officers

On Tuesday, attorney Michael Rains claimed at a press conference that the woman known as “Celeste Guap” instigated contact with Bay Area officers. She’s the teen at the center of a scandal that has Oakland...
Save the Plastic Bag Ban Campaign brought their inflated Turtle mascot on UC Berkeley campus to raise awareness about Prop 67 and the ban of single use plastic bags in California. Photo by Khaled Sayed

Oakland business owners weigh in on potential to veto plastic bag ban

“I don’t care darling. I just serve my customers. Plastic or paper, I don’t care,” said Nikki Yi, the owner of the Fat Cat sandwich store on Telegraph Avenue in downtown Oakland, while preparing a...
An artist painting a picture that will be auction off later in the night.

Drawn Together event supports Children’s Fairyland through art

Children's Fairyland held their annual Drawn Together event which drew over 250 attendees, selling out the venue. This adults-only event invited artists and the general public into the park for a night of artistry, food,...
Tamy Mann answers a first time voter's questions outside of the Alameda County Courthouse.

Oakland residents get registered on National Voter Registration Day

Tuesday, September 27 was National Voter Registration Day. In Oakland, Alameda County Registrar of Voters employees and the League of Women Voters of Oakland helped register Oakland residents.
Councilmember Rebecca Kaplan plays the shofar for the Jewish New Year at the Oakland City Hall Council meeting. Photo by Khaled Sayed

City Council approves renaming grove after Black Panther member, hears from Mayor Schaaf

On Tuesday's City Council meeting, councilmembers voted to approve renaming a tree grove after a Black Panther Party member and heard an update on the State of the City report by the mayor.
Taylor Brown riding with group of friends on Telegraph Ave, Berkeley to honor the memory of Terrence McCrary  to Moorpark in Oakland, CA. Photo by Khaled Sayed

Oakland residents hold memorial bike ride for Terrence McCrary Jr.

It was just after 6 o’clock on Saturday outside of Bows and Arrows in Berkeley when people started pulling up with bikes. First one, then two, then three—then over a dozen. They were there for...
An Huynh and Susan Nguyen, 16, inspect the Chinese Garden Park in Oakland to survey for existing problems as part of Love Your Parks Day community innitiation on Saturday, October 1, 2016. The survey ratings are charted and comments are evaluated for an end of the year report given to the Oakland City Council and a powerpoint is presented to the Public Works Committee. (Yesica Prado/Oakland North)

Volunteers survey Oakland’s parks, amidst ongoing challenges

On Saturday, volunteers and park stewards gathered for the 11th annual Love Your Parks Day, conducting a survey to inspect the conditions of more than 110 Oakland parks.
Contra Costa County Sheriff's Deputy Ricardo Perez, left, enters a not guilty plea at the Hayward Hall of Justice.

One officer in Guap investigation pleads not guilty as lawyers file additional claims

Moments after an officer pleaded not guilty to having sex with their client, attorneys for the woman identified as “Celeste Guap” in press reports announced they are seeking damages from four cities and two counties...