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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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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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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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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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...
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Oakland's long abandoned 16th Street Station hosts the coast-to-coast project.
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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...
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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...
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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.
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Festivities commemorating Martin Luther King Jr. Day were in full swing Monday with dozens of Oakland residents celebrating the holiday and the national day of service.