Members of the organization set floating lanterns on Lake Merrit in hope of fostering peace through art.
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Tagged Asian Pacific Fund, Emeryville Taiko, IFH, International Day of Peace, Intertribal Friendship House, Lake Merritt, mid autumn festival, OACC, Oakland Chinatown, Pam Mei Harrison, peace lantern ceremony, Tacuma King, voting, Women's March Oakland
As Oakland takes steps toward becoming an "age-friendly city," District 3 residents shared how issues like high housing costs and access to transportation affect local seniors.
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Tagged AC Transit, aging, Bryan Ricks, CEI, Dianna Garrett, District 3, Health, Housing, Jacqueline Jackson, Lenore McDonald, Livable Oakland, Mayor's Commission on Aging, Oakland, OPED, Scott Means, seniors, Sylvia Stadmire, Taxi Scrip, West Oakland Senior Center
A state bill allowing cooks to sell their homemade meals passed, but Alameda County remains undecided on the issue.
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Tagged Alameda County Health Department, California Homemade Food Act, commercial kitchen, Food, home cooking, Homemade Food Operations Act, Josephine, Kitchener
In the race for an open school board seat in District 4, newcomer Clarissa Doutherd and Oakland education veteran Gary Yee face off.
2 Comments Filed under Education, Featured, Front, Public Policy, School Board
Tagged 2018 Elections, District 4, OUSD, OUSD Board of Education, OUSD budget, school board candidates, school board race 2018, school closures
Kevin de León and members of Oakland's Latino Task Force (LTF) held a campaign rally at Peralta Hacienda park in Fruitvale on September 22.
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Tagged Democrat, Dianne Feinstein, election, kevin de leon, Latino, Latino Task Force, Peralta Hacienda Historical Park, senate, senator
Residents of Oakland dumped 40 tons of trash for free at the Bulky Block Party on September 15.
Ten communities from around the state are being selected for the deployment of air monitoring systems and community emissions reduction programs.
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Tagged AB 617, air quality, BAAQMD, Bay Area Air Quality Management District, California Air Resource Board, CARB, community health, east oakland, pollution, Richmond, West Oakland, West Oakland Environmental Indicators Project, WOEIP
Constructed wetlands, also known as horizontal levees, are key to addressing sea level rise in Oakland.
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Tagged bay restoration, climate change, flooding, horizontal levee, Jason Warner, Marc Holmes, Measure AA, Oakland, oro loma levee, Sam Schuchat, sea level, shoreline, wetland
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
As rents and home prices continue to skyrocket across California, a major ballot fight is brewing between tenants and the real estate industry over the state rent control law Costa Hawkins. Watch the video to...
2 Comments Filed under Community, Development, Economy, Featured, Front, Housing, People, Politics, Public Policy, Video
Tagged Costa hawkins, Housing, rent control, Sacramento
Californians who are incarcerated in state prison or on state parole are prohibited from voting—which affects 162,000 people across the state. Taina Vargas-Edmond is seeking to change that with a grassroots initiative to put the...
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Tagged incarceration, Initiate Justice, Richard Vargas-Edmond, rights, Taina Vargas-Edmond, voting
Most healthcare bills have a hefty price tag attached, but Senate Bill 562 may have one larger than some Californians are willing to take on—an estimated $400 billion a year, according to an analysis from...
In late April, in a formerly empty lot at the corner of Northgate Avenue and 27th Street in Oakland, the city installed 20 sheds that will house up to 40 people who are currently living...
Last week, the East Bay Municipal Utility District (EBMUD) and five East Bay communities were fined $389,300 in penalties for violating the Environmental Protection Agency’s 2014 Clean Water Act settlement. Oakland was penalized the most...
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Tagged environment, epa, private sewer lateral, sewers
On Monday afternoon, Congresswoman Barbara Lee, who represents California’s 13thDistrict, which includes Oakland, stood in front of a stage at the Barbara Lee Science and Allied Health Center at Merritt College in Oakland. She was...
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Tagged Barbara Lee, CBC, Congress, Congressional Black Caucus, Silicon Valley
A particular stretch of road is causing controversy in North Oakland’s Temescal neighborhood. Five blocks, from 45th to 51st Street, are facing scrutiny due to a recent campaign by the Temescal Business Improvement District to...
3 Comments Filed under Business, Community, Development, Front, Mosswood, Neighborhoods, Public Policy, Temescal
Tagged Department of Transportation, Oakland, potholes, repave telegraph, Temescal