Warehouses and industrial parks became the backdrop for some 35,000 hip-hop fans in West Oakland on Monday when a section of 3rd Street was blocked off for the 5th annual Hiero Day music and arts...
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Tagged gentrification, Heiro Day, Hieroglyphics, hip hop, Oakland, West Oakland
An aging bald man waist-high in trash rummages through a dumpster outside Stay Gold Delicatessen. Residents walk by and yell, tell him to stop messing with junk, but he keeps sorting through it as if...
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Tagged Believer's Drive-In, Cheyenne Cannon, Evelyn Belford, food desert, mcclymonds, Stay Gold Delicatessen, Stella Lane, Temescal, West Oakland
“Dogtown Redemption,” a documentary film shot over seven years in West Oakland, follows the lives of three local shopping cart recyclers.
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Tagged alliance recycling, amir soltani, chichiro wimbush, dogtown redemption, independent lens, miss kay, PBS, street spirit, West Oakland
Few members of the public attended the beginning of Wednesday night’s meeting for the Oakland Unified School District (OUSD) Board of Education. In a relatively empty room, the board heard a presentation from schools police...
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Tagged BAMN, charter schools, east oakland, Education, Fremont High School, KIPP Bridge, Oakland, OUSD, school budget, West Oakland
Now, a controversial development deal could mean that up to 9.5 to 10.5 millions tons of Utah’s coal will be hauled to Oakland’s port, where it would be shipped westward to countries across the Pacific.
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Tagged bureau of land management, California Capital and Investment Group, CCIG, coal, coal train, earthjustice, green hollow, Phil Tagami, port of oakland, Prologis, Sierra Club, sufco, utah coal, West Oakland
Black farmers gather in Oakland to discuss food deserts, the future, and the history of their community.
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Tagged Acta Non Verba, black Americans, Black Farmers and Urban Gardeners Conference, Black Panthers, Black Urban Growers, bugs, bus service, Center for Third World Organizing, Central Valley Neighborhood Harvest, community garden, consumption, east oakland, ebt, food desert, food stamps, Full Harvest Urban Farm, Jalal Sabur, Kevin Cartwright, Menhuam Ayele, Oakland, Pollinate Farm & Garden, prisons, Region Lewis, Ujuamaa Village, West Oakland
Around 200 people gathered at a vigil Wednesday morning to honor the life of Antonio Ramos. Ramos, a West Oakland-based artist employed by the nonprofit Attitudinal Healing Connection (AHC), was shot and killed Tuesday while...
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Brahm Ahmadi of West Oakland has been trying for years to open the People’s Community Market—his planned 10,000 to 20,000 square-foot grocery store—in the middle of an Oakland food desert. The People’s Community Market, as...
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A young African American man enters the grocery store, hides behind a shelf, holding in his left hand what appears to be a gun. His hand is shaking. He is breathing heavily, bleeding from an...
Teachers, supporters and parents from Vincent Academy officially marked the start of construction on their new school location with a groundbreaking ceremony Thursday afternoon.
Twenty-five years later, they returned to the site where the earthquake wreaked the most havoc, to remember a day they could never quite forget.
Undaunted by critics of her leadership, incumbent Oakland Mayor Jean Quan, the first Asian American woman elected to lead a major U.S. metropolis, is fighting to keep her job at City Hall. Her platform stresses...
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Tagged east oakland, Election 2014, Jean Quan, Oakland, Oakland city council, Oakland Police Department, Occupy Oakland, West Oakland
For independent truckers at the Port of Oakland who have not yet complied with pollution regulations, the New Year may mean the loss of a job.
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Tagged California Air Resources Board, diesel particulate matter, Eusebio Caldera, port of oakland, Port of Oakland Truckers Association, Tarcilo Caldera, West Oakland
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
Seeking recognition and support from the city, new initiative unites creative manufacturers
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When the photographer epli came up with the project “Here. Before. Art From A Contested Space,” she had one goal foremost in mind—to spark an honest conversation about gentrification between new residents of West Oakland...
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Tagged ayodele nzinga, Black Panthers, DeFremery Park, epli, gentrification, lower bottom playaz, Oakland photography, West Oakland