Tag Archives: Oakland city hall

Councilmember Rebecca Kaplan plays the shofar for the Jewish New Year at the Oakland City Hall Council meeting. Photo by Khaled Sayed

City Council approves renaming grove after Black Panther member, hears from Mayor Schaaf

On Tuesday's City Council meeting, councilmembers voted to approve renaming a tree grove after a Black Panther Party member and heard an update on the State of the City report by the mayor.
Demonstrators outside Oakland City Hall took part in the national Renter's Day of Action.

Renters’ rights, landlord responsibilities core of Oakland’s Measure JJ

Demonstrator's outside of Oakland City Hall participated in the national Renter's Day of Action on September 22, highlighting the Oakland City Measure JJ that would introduce stricter regulations on landlords.
Fast food workers, union representatives and their allies converged on Frank Ogawa Plaza yesterday afternoon to call for a rise in the minimum wage to $15 an hour. Photo by Teresa Cotsirilos.

Oakland workers continue the “Fight for $15”

Hundreds of fast food and other low-wage workers gathered outside Oakland City Hall Tuesday evening demanding a higher minimum wage of $15 per hour. The demonstrations were part of a wider national campaign, Fight For...
Oakland A's right fielder Josh Reddick with A's fans.

Fans rally as A’s look to playoffs

Mayor Jean Quan and members of the Oakland city council joined local fans at Frank Ogawa Plaza on Oct. 1 for “A’s Oaktober Rally” – a free public celebration honoring the 2013 Oakland Athletics. The...

Businesses, city leaders say in Oakland, economy is rebounding

Sarah Kirnon and her business associate were putting the finishing touches on their new restaurant in Old Oakland—Miss Ollie’s, specializing in Afro-Caribbean fare—days before it was scheduled to open. In the kitchen, spices were still...
Code for America founder Jennifer Pahlka gives the keynote at CityCamp at City Hall.

OpenOakland brigade encourages collaboration between government and community using technology

Sounds of Christmas music, cheering and motorcycles at the Oakland Parade seeped through the windows of City Hall, but didn’t stop discussions on youth and technology, the freedom of information act and the digital divide...

Voting officials say counting ballots sooner could clear up confusion in ranked-choice voting

Two years after Mayor Jean Quan took office, some voters still don’t understand why Quan won, so voting officials are working hard to make sure people understand the system better this year, and that ranked...

200 Yards project asks photographers to focus on downtown Oakland

Genevieve Brazelton, co-founder of 200 Yards, wants photographers to take a closer look at North Oakland. The premise of the project is simple: Draw a 200-yard radius around an alternative gallery or other landmark and...

Occupy Oakland protesters plan to march on the port during strike

Members of the Occupy Oakland general assembly discussed more details of the proposed general strike in the early evening Friday, agreeing after much fanfare to march on the Port of Oakland on Wednesday, November 2—...

Occupy Oakland: Tuesday’s events captured on video

The aftermath of Tuesday's Occupy Oakland eviction escalated into a street confrontation in the city's downtown, with tear gas and multiple arrests. The story unfolds in this video by Dylan Bergeson and Byrhonda Lyons.
"Endism Road," one of the makeshift wooden walkways at the Occupy Oakland camp that has been putting down roots over the past two weeks in the downtown Frank H. Ogawa Plaza.

Five Occupy Oakland campers speak about why they joined the protest

There used to be grass here, but it didn’t last long―not after the bodies started multiplying and the make-shift community started growing. Now the space is covered in mud and heaps of hay. And a...

Saturday’s Oakland protestors filling the streets — video

After police served Occupy Oakland campers an eviction notice last night, demonstrators took to the streets, marching in a circuit around Lake Merritt this morning, October 22. The march lasted about three hours and remained...