4.21.2010 ON podcast now available on iTunes

Oakland North Radio podcasts are now available for free on iTunes. You can either follow the iTunes link or get a direct feed. Hear our writers give special reports on North Oakland news and happenings around town. More renowned chefs from San Francisco are crossing the bay and opening up shop in Oakland. Look around and you’ll find some real good eats. More violence hit Oakland last night when two unidentified men were shot and taken to Highland Hospital.

Assault victim update

The San Francisco man assaulted on Telegraph Avenue last Saturday died today at Oakland’s Highland Hospital. Yesterday, police arrested two 18-year-old suspects. The Chronicle has the full report.


A birthday party gone wrong: Police arrested a 15-year-old girl for shooting 18-year-old Davante Riley. Riley was celebrating his 18th birthday at an East Oakland apartment. City Council may vote to breathe new life into the Civic Walk housing project by providing a substantial loan. Follow up: North Oakland Now reported Saturday that a 59-year-old San Francisco man had been brutally attacked on Telegraph Avenue. Today the Chronicle has a full report.

Photograph Earth Day!

We’re putting out a call for Earth Day photos this week from any community group/organization/school in Oakland that is holding an event!  We’ll collect photos all week and publish as many as we can on Thursday (the official Earth Day).  Photos can be emailed directly to lillian.mongeau@oaklandnorth.net from now through Thursday evening – we’ll add to the slideshow as the day goes on.  Note: iPhone, BBerry and newer cell phone pics are totally acceptable! Details to include: Who is in…

Man beaten on Telegraph Ave.

Yesterday afternoon, 59-year-old San Francisco resident Tiansheng Yu was brutally attacked on Telegraph Avenue. He is in life-threatening condition. Because of the severity of the incident, homicide detectives were brought in to investigate. So far a motive has not been identified. Anyone with knowledge of the incident is encouraged to call the Oakland Police Homicide Section at (510) 238-3821.


Sam Williams, highly touted former city editor for the Oakland Tribune, died at the beginning of the month. The Trib ran a formal obit and feature on Williams in today’s paper. The Oakland East Bay Symphony will put on a special performance–their biggest of the season–tonight at the Paramount Theater under the direction of Michael Morgan. There’s still hope. Raiders re-sign veteran linebacker Thomas Howard. TGIF. Enjoy the sweet Bay Area weather!


We may be saying so long to the iconic Danish Bakery on Telegraph as eviction looms. The bakery has been around for eight decades! City councilmember Rebecca Kaplan announced she may be campaigning for Oakland mayor. Kaplan began an exploratory committee that will look into raising funds. The Oakland Zoo is getting closer to finalizing a plan for a new 20-acre exhibit. But controversy abounds. Last night, the City of Oakland hosted a forum to gain input from the public…

Q&A with A’s rookie Tyson Ross

The Oakland Athletics season opening series is almost through and we’ve seen the good and the bad. (After suffering a 5-3 loss in the first game, and a 2-1 win Tuesday, the A’s broke the tie in the series with a 6-5 win last night.) OaklandNorth had an opportunity to speak to rookie pitcher Tyson Ross about the series, the look-ahead, and what it means to put on the A’s jersey.

Saturday, Feb. 20–New football stadium? Pay up, Raiders

The Coliseum Authority is undertaking a study to determine whether or not to build a new football stadium for the hometown Raiders. But they’re asking Al Davis to pay a price. Elaine Beale, Oakland’s resident author, is coming out with a new book. It’s fiction but the story is eerily similar to her own life. Warehouse 416 is putting on an art and music night Saturday. It’s a “5 for 5”–five East Bay bands for an admission fee of five…

Friday, Feb. 19 — Getting rid of gangs

The North Side Oakland gang is running amok and the city has asked the court to issue an injunction to crack down on the violence. Oakland and San Francisco traffic are costing commuters an average of over $2 billion/year due to extensive travel time and cost of excess fuel. Delays are long and wasted fuel is on the rise. New police chief Anthony Batts announces he will make Oakland one of California’s safest cities by 2015.

Wednesday, Feb. 17 — Down with the Deficit

Dealing with the Deficit: Oakland approves layoffs and property sales The MTC has postponed its meeting to determine where the $70 million stimulus will be given: will it be BART’s Oakland Airport Connector or transit agencies? You decide… well, not really. Local poet Alex Maynard has developed a portfolio of pics from his iphone of people wearing a gold chain he purchased. Show off your bling, people!