Making the right decision can be hard when you’re young, especially when you’re raised in a violent neighborhood. But some community organizations are working to train urban youth in Oakland to think through their decisions more clearly, and help transform their community.
On March 4, hundreds of protesters marched from Berkeley to Frank Ogawa Plaza in Oakland to rally with students and educators from across the region. After the rally, a group of some 150 protesters marched onto the I-880 freeway, shut down traffic and were arrested by police. Some reporters got the story — but four of them, including Oakland North correspondent Jake Schoneker, got arrested. Schoneker shares his account of the day, in pictures and words.
In the wake of the powerful earthquake that rocked Haiti 12 days ago, Oakland’s Haitian community is organizing relief efforts, trying to protect Haitian immigrants from deportation, and praying for loved ones back home.
By September, the Oakland Food Policy Council hopes to tell city government officials how Oakland can produce more of its own food and help citizens eat healthier.
Tuesday was Kiko Hernandez’s 36th birthday. For the occasion, loved ones gathered at his place, showering him with gifts, flowers and balloons. Like many with a late fall/early winter birthday, his birthday celebration coincided with the approach of Christmas, and so a Christmas tree was placed thoughtfully at the center of the collection of gifts. By all indications, Hernadez’s friends and family threw him a wonderful party—and if Hernandez had been alive to see it, he might have told them…
An Alameda County judge ruled yesterday that the murder trial of Johannes Mehserle, the former BART police officer charged in the January 1 shooting of Oscar Grant, will take place in Los Angeles.
A showdown at Bayside Mutual Bank blocked traffic Tuesday, while police worked to diffuse a bank robbery gone bad. Police cars piled up and FBI agents swarmed the intersection of 21st and Broadway in downtown Oakland. SWAT teams swiftly moved into position. A rooftop sniper carefully took aim. And then: Reuben “Rabbit” Palchuck arrived on the scene.
On Tuesday, the Julia Morgan School for Girls welcomed Mary Ann Hoberman and Linda Winston, co-editors of the new children’s poetry book The Tree That Time Built: A Celebration of Nature, Science, and Imagination. Hoberman is the author of over 40 children’s books and is the National Children’s Poet Laureate, while Winston is a cultural anthropologist and teacher. At the middle school, located on the Mills College campus, were 120 sixth and seventh grade girls eager to hear excerpts from…
Video report: Michael Jackson devotees dressed as zombies and assembled in North Oakland on Saturday as part of Thrill the World, a yearly event when thousands of people around the world dance to the song “Thriller” at the exact same time.
Caltrans is working through the night to repair the Bay Bridge, replacing and enhancing the steel rod structures which loosened and fell across two lanes of traffic on Tuesday evening.
Caltrans crews worked through the night to begin repairing a section of the Bay Bridge that collapsed onto the upper deck last night. The upper and lower levels have both been closed to traffic and a construction team is currently working on the bridge.
October 22nd was a National Day of Protest Against Police Brutality, a nation-wide initiative to draw attention to the lives that have been lost at the hands of law enforcement officers.
This Saturday, October 24th, North Oakland will join over 4,500 community events will be staged across 181 countries and all seven continents as part of the International Day of Climate Action.
An Alameda judge ruled late Friday afternoon that the murder trial of Johannes Mehserle must be moved to another county, citing political controversy and fears of “civil unrest and violence.”