Oak Knoll is a housing development project that will bring new commerce and housing to the East Oakland. But even though housing is much needed in Oakland, some Oaklanders stand against the project because it...
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A+ Collective is one of several new minority-owned cannabis businesses in the Bay Area, launching just in time for the statewide legalization of cannabis thanks to Proposition 64.
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Piedmont Gardens is a senior living and retirement community in Oakland. In the spring of 2017, staff members introduced a honeybee sanctuary to the community’s outdoor rooftop garden.
Senate Bill 63, signed by Governor Jerry Brown on October 12, will make about 2.8 million small business workers in the state qualified to take the unpaid leave to bond with their newborn, or with...
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The Unity Council hosted their last of three Altar workshops for el Día de los Muertos finishing up with a “how to make paper mache skull” workshop. Over 50 Bay Area residents attended the workshop,...
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Oakland students receive free hotspots as part of Sprint's 1Million Project.
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People from around the Bay Area gathered at the Islamic Cultural Center of Northern California in downtown Oakland on Sunday to create art and signs protesting the Trump administration’s travel ban. “It’s a really discouraging...
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The Black Aesthetic presents the third season of their film series, which showcases rare, unknown and influential films by black filmmakers. The third season kicked off on October 5 with a screening by Los Angeles-based...
Specialty Foods, Inc., Oakland’s first African grocery, marks 40 years in business.
Yemeni corner store owners debate whether to continue selling alcohol because of religious reasons when it is an anchor product that supports their extended family.
During the City Council meeting, the council members discussed Oakland’s shelter crisis, the federal legislation of California firearms laws and the state of the city address.
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The city of Oakland will pass an ordinance declaring a two-year emergency shelter crisis as a response to the high number of Oakland residents that are unable to obtain shelter.
In a recent study, researchers found that Oakland police officers were significantly less likely to use respectful language when talking to black motorists.
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In an unanimous decision, on Tuesday night the Oakland City Council voted to ban of sales of flavored tobacco products, including menthol cigarettes, in Oakland.
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City of Oakland workers threatened to strike at Tuesday's meeting of the Oakland City Council.
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Oakland artists meet with city officials to discuss the new cultural plan.
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