3:22:10: The Hunger

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3.22.10: One year after the Oakland Police Department shootings

Lovelle Mixon,a 26-year-old parolee, killed four Oakland Police Department officers on March 21, 2009 after a traffic stop.  Mixon was shot dead later by other officers on the scene.  The friends and family of the slain OPD officers are coping as best as they can. Mixon was wanted for skipping out on a meeting with his parole officer.  DNA tests showed that Mixon had raped a 12-year-old girl a month earlier, and had raped two women on the morning he…

3.18.10: Let the Sunshine in!

What a lovely day in the East Bay! According to our fabu bike blogger the weather forecast calls for sunny days ahead.  Whether you get out on two wheels or two legs we hope you’re planning to take advantage of it. The tug-o-war regarding the Oakland waterfront is back in the news. The Oakland Community and Economic Development Committee will have a discussion about it next Tuesday at 2 p.m. at 1 Frank Ogawa Plaza. Do your homework before you…

Rockridge boutique participates in Princess Project dress drive

Bay Area residents have the chance to be fairy godparents by opening their closets and hearts to help a young women attend their high school proms. The Princess Project, now in its eighth year, is a volunteer effort to give accessories and new and gently used prom dresses to teens who otherwise couldn’t afford them.

Actual Cafe in Golden Gate goes laptop free on the weekends

In an effort to keep Actual Cafe an actual cafe, starting this weekend owner Sal Bednarz will embark upon a month-long social experiment to create the kind of social atmosphere that existed before wireless internet and mobile computers. Bednarz wants people to step away from their Facebook profiles and connect face-to-face.

North Oakland Now 8.17.09

The BART strike was called off Sunday night with a tentative contract agreement.  That’s good news, but we’re not out of the woods yet. Why not start your work week with some weird news?  Cal swimmer and Olympic gold medalist Natalie Coughlin will be Dancing with the Stars in the upcoming season of ABC’s popular show.  Coughlin will compete with a curious assortment of notables that include Republican Majority Leader Tom DeLay and Ozzy Osbourne’s daughter Kelly.

North Oakland Now 8.16.09

Today is the last day to enjoy the Art & Soul festival.  Here are ten reasons why you should give it a shot. BART union management and negotiators are back at the bargaining table.  The strike is still on, but there’s hope for a resolution. The search for missing 5-year-old Hasanni Campbell was extended to the Hayward shoreline and Coyote Hills Regional Park.

Oakland North Now 8.15.09

Oakland’s Art & Soul Festival starts today in downtown Oakland. The BART strike is still on and commuters are angry. The investigation of Hasanni Campbell’s disappearance involved a visit to Hayward junk yard.

Oakland North Now 8.14.09

The BART strike is still scheduled to begin on Sunday at midnight. Now is a good time to get familiar with the Trans Bay bus lines and plan ahead if the strike happens. The Environment friendly blog The Thin Green Line has some planet friendly suggestions for alternate commuting options. Mayor Dellums has selected a new police chief for the Oakland Police Department.  Police chief Anthony Batts from Long Beach, California will take the reigns in September.  In the meantime, …

Oakland North Now 8.13.09 – Update @ 5:07 p.m.

BART is on the brink of a strike that will start on Sunday at midnight. Hasanni Campbell is still missing. According to his foster father, Louis Ross,  Campbell was last seen in North Oakland.  Ross spoke to Oakland North and some other Bay area reporters to clarify a few details. Ross is scheduled to take a polygraph test today.

North Oakland Now 8.3.09

Two of the detained hikers in Iran are journalists with Bay area roots. Our thoughts are with them. Fallen journalist Chauncey Bailey is gone but not forgotten. The Chauncey Bailey Project is a collaboration of journalists that continued the reporting Bailey was working on when he was murdered in down town Oakland on August 2, 2007.  The collaboration of Bay area journalists included students from the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism. Bailey was an editor at the Oakland Post,…

North Oakland Now 8.2.09

The weekend is almost done, but there’s still time for fun. Weekend Recommendations Oakland Lake Fest – If you missed it yesterday there’s one more chance.  The Hood Games are a special treat for those into skater art, culture and competitions from 11a.m. -4p.m. Alpine Oakland/Beer Garden – Knock back some brats and hoist a frosty one on behalf of the Oakland branch of the California Nature Friends Corporation. Noon – 6 p.m./3118 Butters Drive/Admission: $10 for adults, kids under…

North Oakland Now 8.1.09

Why not take a break from the sturm und drang of city politics, parking cost hikes and state/city budget drama?  There’s plenty of cool things to do today. Weekend Recommendations Oakland Lake Fest – This is the first day of the street festival chock full of vendors, music performances and eateries from Oakland. Asian Pacific Islander American Spoken Word Summit – The summit is a gathering of Asian spoken word artists that convenes every two years for workshops and performances….

Oakland North Now 7.31.09

Oakland business owners attended a meeting yesterday to protest the increase in parking fees. Grand Lake Theatre owner Allen Michaan organized the meeting and has collected hundreds of signatures to recall City council members.  It looks like this is going to get ugly. On the other hand, BART and the unions have reached a tentative deal. The next Art Murmur is around the corner.  Unfortunately, the hipster street faire on 23rd street will be kaput starting next month.  The action…

Oakland North Now 7.29.09

Out on the town tonight?  Better watch where you park because meter maids are on the prowl until 8p.m.  However, some Oakland businesses are fighting back . The remaining portion of the decomissioned Oakland Army Base is due for a face lift.  Last night the City Council chose a proposal from AMB Property Corporation and California Capital Group to create spaces for port related industrial businesses  The means the Oakland Film center may need to find a new home.

Oakland North Now 7.28.09

Mayor Dellums’ Washington connections paid off handsomely as Oakland received the most funding for police in California. Did you make it to the city council meeting tonight?  If not, check out a transcript of the action from our live blog.