Oakland News and Announcements

  • Steve Kerr for President

    Whether talking about MLK, Trump, or social media, the Warriors’ sage head coach displays all the class and leadership our government sorely needs. Also, the A’s have moved their team offices to the Oakland waterfront. If we’re...

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  • Oakland City Council Should Censure Desley Brooks

    The $4.3 million judgments against the city and the councilmember were the last straw. Desley Brooks has long been an embarrassment in Oakland City Hall.…...

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  • Letters of the Week: Our Readers Chime in On Last Week's Issue

    "Broken Pipes, Broken System," Feature, 1/10…...

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  • How to Navigate the New World of Cannabis

    At 7 Stars Holistic Healing Center in Richmond, it's all about educating customers. Since the New Year, cannabis dispensaries have been open to the general adult public, which means that many people are visiting their local pot shop for the ...

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  • Oakland’s Black Artists Make Space for Themselves

    Responding to gentrification and the political climate, artists are creating work reflecting an increasing urgency to preserve the local legacy of Black culture. About 100 people crammed inside UC Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive...

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  • 4th Annual African American Literature Read-In Week is February 5-9, 2018

    WHAT TO EXPECTAfter you sign up, we will email connect you with the school you chose, as well as help you select a great book and prep for your shift (most are 1.5 hours total). Please also invite friends or colleagues to join you—more volunteers mean schools can get e...

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  • Setting Her Sights Higher?

    Marilyn Ezzy Ashcraft appears to be preparing a challenge to Mayor Trish Herrera Spencer in the November election. Marilyn Ezzy Ashcraft has dutifully followed the basic track for public service in Alameda. After working on local tax measures an...

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  • The Great Heron Project

    As new housing transforms the face of downtown Oakland, an ambitious plan to relocate the city’s night herons proceeds, along with a student-led effort to make them the city’s official bird. If kids ruled Oakland, black-crowned night...

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  • Too Many Rapes Dismissed

    Three East Bay cities have some of the country’s highest rates of “unfounded” rape reports, raising questions about their investigations. In 2015, Mills College student Kendall Anderson went public with a harrowing account of ...

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  • Earth Talk: Train vs Bus

    Dear EarthTalk: I always assumed the train was the greenest form of mass transit, but a friend told me I would be better off taking the bus. Could this be true?  -- J.M. Most of us assume that train travel—whether for getting around town, commuting to w...

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