For years, the Kwik Way drive-thru on Lake Park Avenue has been in limbo, as businesses come and go. Now, it will turned into affordable housing.
Oakland nonprofit Planting Justice provides education, skills training and employment opportunities to formerly incarcerated individuals and has reached its 10-year anniversary this year.
For organizers of the Eastlake district’s Night Market and Moon Festival, the event was a way to invest in community and local business.
Every September, the Alameda County Community Food Bank joins a network of 200 food banks nationwide for Hunger Action Month to promote volunteering, social media activity and advocacy to raise awareness about food insecurity, a term food bank staffers, activists and the government organizations use to mean that people lack access to enough safe, nutritious food to be healthy.
Dr. Joy DeGruy, a researcher, educator, and speaker on race, historical trauma, and violence, held a talk at First Congregational Church in Downtown Oakland on Friday.
Members of local police accountability and activist groups say that conflicts of interest, unaccountable staff and lack of transparency prevent the Oakland Police Commission from being able to police the police.
Early Wednesday morning, city police, BART police and employees from Oakland’s Department of Public Works demolished 21 pallet homes from the curbside homeless encampment on San Leandro Avenue in East Oakland, citing fire hazards.