Oakland artist Chris Johnson and Oakland Museum of California curator use billboards to engage the community.
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Tagged art, billboards, Chris Johnson, city of oakland, faith, OMCA
Early Saturday morning, almost two thousand volunteers participated in the 23rd Annual Creek to Bay Day in 58 sites around Oakland to collect trash and debris from shorelines, water creeks and parks.
Representatives from government agencies, universities, industry and environmental nonprofits gathered in Oakland to talk about low-cost air quality sensors and what they can do.
A resource fair helped bring senior citizens throughout Alameda County together for a day of excitement and enrichment.
At the Peralta Hacienda Historical Park earlier this month, undocumented day laborers told their immigration stories.
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Tagged Community, Fruitvale, immigration, Peralta Hacienda Historical Park, Stories, undocumented
The two candidates for California's top education position answered questions about black student achievement at a forum on Saturday.
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Tagged black student achievement, black students, Black Women Organized for Political Action, BWOPA, California Black Media, Education, Marshall Tuck, public schools, schools superintendent, Sistallect, State Superintendent of Public Instruction, Tony Thurmond
A bill that arrived on Governor Jerry Brown’s desk last week could change where people can purchase and consume cannabis products.
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Tagged AB 2020, cannabis business, Cannabis Law, Cannabis Policy, Debby Goldsberry, Kieran Ringgenberg, Magnolia Wellness, marijuana dispensaries, marijuana policy, recreational marijuana
City council candidates for district 4, one of Oakland's wealthiest areas, discuss how they'll make the city more equitable.
Sam Yuen secured his job with help from Bay Area community organizations that connect adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities to employers.
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Tagged Alameda County, Developmental disabilities, East Bay Innovations, fremont, HireAble, Oakland, Sam Yune
Developers may have won in court, but opponents of a project that would ship coal through Oakland say that they’re not done fighting.
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Tagged Bank of Montreal, California Capital Investment Group, coal, Margaret Rossoff, no coal in oakland, Oakland, Oakland Bulk and Oversized Terminal, Phil Tagami, PRI in Person, Ted Franklin, Terminal Logistics Solutions, transportation, Utah
Where can you get Frida Kahlo trinkets and lemonades with quirky Spanish names like "la Soltera?" Mercado Latinx, of course. It's a bi-monthly event in Oakland that's all about Latinx culture.
Lindsey Page wanted to start a gym that met the needs of queer and trans POC. Today, she's running Fruitvale's Radically Fit gym.
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Tagged Bayan Roots, fitness, Fruitvale, LGBTQ, Lindsey Page, Oakland, Oakland LGBTQ Center, Oakland Pride, Radically Fit
Since 2016, Oakland officials have been exploring the feasibility of creating a government-owned bank. But for the project to move forward, city council will have to take action.
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Tagged finance committee, Global Investment Company, Harborside, Oakland city council, public bank, public bank feasibility study, Rebecca Kaplan, susan harman
Incumbent Mayor Libby Schaaf and candidate Cat Brooks sparred over issues of education and homelessness during the second mayoral forum of the election season.
Sudo Mesh volunteers are hopeful that with the new resources and the right work, they can blanket all of Oakland in a functioning mesh network—a free and open web—within 5 years.
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Tagged anarchists, ethernet, hacker, hacktivist, handshake, internet, Internet access, internet service provider, mesh network, network, non-heirarcchical, Omni Commons, Open Internet, Organizing, Paxio, The Village, white hat, wifi
At an Oakland Unified School Board meeting on Wednesday, it was revealed that the district ended the 2017-18 school year ended with a $29 million surplus, instead of the estimated $1.4 million deficit.
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Tagged budget cuts, FCMAT, Measure AA, Oakland Education Association, Oakland school board, Oakland School Police, OUSD, ousd board meeting, OUSD budget, Proposition 13