Brittney Johnson

North Oakland Now: April 30, 2009

Good day! Here are today’s headlines! Oakland cannot afford Cinco de Mayo celebration. Centro Legal de la Raza hits 40 years! City auditor recommends Oakland invest millions in public works.

North Oakland Now: April 29, 2009

Big news today in Oakland! Here are the headlines! New indictments handed down in the Chauncey Bailey murder case. Swine flu case closes Bay Area elementary school. Five-hour standoff in East Oakland ends in peace.

North Oakland Now: April 28, 2009

Here are today’s headlines! Drive-by shooting in Oakland leaves one dead.  It’s the 35th homicide this year. Is it swine flu or pneumonia? Two California deaths may be related to swine flu. Press allowed at Bey IV’s torture trial.

Rebuilding Together Oakland revamps homes for the elderly

By Brittney Johnson/Oakland North Funded by various local organizations and staffed by local volunteers, Rebuilding Together Oakland (RTO) offers free home make-overs to the city’s elderly. Watch as volunteers rehabilitate 92-year-old Oakland resident Henry Buford’s home of 54 years.

North Oakland Now: April 27, 2009

Good morning! Here are today’s headlines! Has swine flu made its way to the Northern California? Sacramento County may have a case. The NAACP is using technology to upgrade outreach and activism   tools. Oakland police are still looking for suspects responsible for shooting three children, ages 1, 3, and 14 this weekend. All three…

North Oakland Now: April 26, 2009

Happy Sunday! Here are today’s headlines! Three Your Black Muslim Bakery employees on trial for kidnapping and torture waive right to second hearing and head straight to trial. Three children caught in crossfire this weekend in East Oakland. Oakland Raiders draft Maryland receiver Heyward-Bey.

North Oakland Now: April 25, 2009

Happy Saturday, here are today’s biggest headlines. Bay Area officials prepare for swine flu. Four Oakland police officers fired for falsifying affidavits in a drug case. People are lining up to replace Mayor Dellums, more than a year before the race begins.  The Raiders have the 7th pick in today’s draft; check out their top…

North Oakland Now: April 24, 2009

Good afternoon! Here’s the news for today! Thursday afternoon shooting in Oakland leaves one dead and one wounded. Rent Prices in the Bay Area decline along with employment rates. This should make Oakland bicyclists happy! AC Transit is promoting greener transportation practices by installing new bike racks at its headquarters Witnesses identify Hayward man as a suspect…

Rich student, rude student?

By Brittney Johnson/Oakland North Rich people may have more money but does that mean they’re less polite? A recent UC Berkeley study examines how body language reveals wealth. http://oaklandnorth.net/wp-content/uploads/wealthy.mov http://oaklandnorth.net/wp-content/uploads/wealthy.mov

The Job Blog: Show us the money!

President Obama signed a less-than-perfect $410 billion federal spending bill today. He has said publicly that he is not pleased with all of the extra pork–the bill has roughly $8,000 in earmarks. I, however, am pleased that $80 million of it is coming here and hopefully bringing thousands of jobs along with it! In other…

The Job Blog: The February numbers

Hey you! Welcome to The Job Blog. My name is Brittney and I am a 23-year-old television student at UC Berkeley’s Graduate School of Journalism. As I inch toward graduation, I find myself trying to avoid all of the negative news about the economic crisis, as it will decide whether I live in my own…