It’s a Wednesday night and the crowd at the Oakland Public Library in the Dimond District is buzzing. The facilitator rings a green cowbell. “Get ready for your first date. You have five minutes,” she says over the PA in the corner. The daters rush to their assigned tables, some stopping to lift a last cookie from a table in the middle of the room that’s piled heavy with pastries. Though eager, these daters aren’t looking for love. Tonight, this…
Amidst chilly Friday night winds, people gathered at Lake Merritt Tower to watch Undeterred, a film highlighting the effect that the increased militarization of border towns has on surrounding communities. The event included a screening of the film and a gallery exhibition titled “Recognition: Labor Meets Art in Explorations of Social Justice and Identity,” which was open for its last night of public viewing. The event was organized by National Nurses United union and featured talks by members of the…
On Tuesday, the Oakland City Council declared a state of emergency on homelessness and passed a resolution renewing a longstanding emergency declaration regarding the AIDS epidemic.
Assemblymember Rob Bonta (D-Oakland), Assemblymember Kevin McCarty (D-Sacramento), and a host of advocacy groups celebrate the passing of ”Free the Vote Act.”
Journalist Ari Berman warns of a resurgence of voter suppression since the election of former President Barack Obama.
At Tuesday’s Life Enrichment Committee meeting, residents, advocates, and city council members expressed concerns about a new family shelter.
Amid lengthy contract negotiations, city workers rallied at Frank Ogawa Plaza to protest what they say are high vacancy rates in city departments.