Tag Archives: West Oakland

Mayor Jean Quan

Mayoral candidate: incumbent Mayor Jean Quan

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...
A photo of picketers with police in teh background.

For some port truckers, the new year brings new worries over work

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.
A terminal at the Port of Oakland

Pollution cuts at the port promise a breath of fresher air for 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.
Ayodele Nzinga speaks at "Here.Before.Art From a Contested Space." Photo by James Reddick.

Gentrification photo project sparks debate on West Oakland’s future

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...
"G Street is world famous," said Peter Dunlap, with Oakland Public Works. The illegal dumping piles on G Street are some of the largest and consistent in the city. This one is at the corner of G Street and 89th Ave.

Oakland looks for solutions to curb illegal dumping

In the past year, the amount of illegally dumped junk has shot up by 34 percent, according to the Oakland Public Works Agency, which logged almost 18,000 incidents in 2012. San Francisco, which has twice...
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte's new location on Seventh Street in West Oakland.

Planned Parenthood opens on Seventh Street in West Oakland

There are a number of free or discounted health clinics across Oakland -- like La Clinica de la Raza in the Fruitvale, or Asian Health Services in Chinatown. Now, West Oakland has its own reproductive...
Jack London Square is home to a growing number of solar energy companies. Photo by Theresa Adams.

Oakland by the ZIP code: Photos from the 94607

Enjoy the photo gallery for our weekly series, The Pulse of Oakland. This week’s featured ZIP code is 94607. The area includes the waterfront, Chinatown, West Oakland and the Port of Oakland. Oakland North reporters...
Breaking ground at City Slicker Farms' new West Oakland Urban Farm and Park on 28th and Peralta Streets.

City Slicker Farms breaks ground on new West Oakland urban farm

On Thursday, City Slicker Farms broke ground on its latest project, the West Oakland Park and Urban Farm, a new community garden and open park space expected to serve more than 3,000 residents.
The mural will adorn the outside of the West Oakland Youth Center until construction of the building is complete.

In West Oakland, the “Tree of Life” traveling mural project urges neighborhood healing

On a barren West Oakland corner, amongst homes where the windows and front yards are gated and dead-bolted protectively from the world outside, now stands a “Tree of Life” — the Attitudinal Healing Connection’s debut...
Nicks Liquor store owner Abdullah Albasir shows off the reusable bag he's required to sell to customers for 10 cents. The plastic bag ban went into affect in Alameda County on New Years day.

New plastic bag ban receives mixed reactions from customers, storeowners in Oakland

Behind the counter at Nick’s Liquor store in West Oakland, owner Abdullah Albasir tries to calm customers annoyed that they have to pay 10 cents for a bag now that Alameda County’s new regulations on...