C Diane Howell Passes On Chrismad Eve - Memorial Service Monday, Jan. 5, 2009, at 11 a.m. at the Oakland Marriott Convention Center in downtown Oakland

C Diane Howell Passes On Chrismad Eve - Memorial Service Monday, Jan. 5, 2009, at 11 a.m. at the Oakland Marriott Convention Center in downtown Oakland

This is shocking and hurtful news.  Diane was a force in the Oakland business community, not just for Blacks, but for Oaklanders.  Her Black...
Antioch's Closet Racism Finally Exposed - Inside Bay Area

Antioch's Closet Racism Finally Exposed - Inside Bay Area

More at the Tribune From Tribune: ANTIOCH, Calif.—As more and more black renters began moving into this mostly white San Francisco Bay Area ...
The Lost Kids Fundraiser at Children's Hospital Oakland

The Lost Kids Fundraiser at Children's Hospital Oakland

This really entertaining video brings attention to the work of a group called "The Lost Kids" who hold fundraisers locally in Oakl...
Piedmont boys await punishment in  racial hate crime case at Havens Elementary School - Inside Bay Area

Piedmont boys await punishment in racial hate crime case at Havens Elementary School - Inside Bay Area

More at Inside Bay Area and at Piedmont USD : “Three 12-year-old Piedmont boys are waiting to learn their punishment for spray-painting the ...
Kevin Gilbride to Coach The Oakland Raiders?

Kevin Gilbride to Coach The Oakland Raiders?

By The Blue Screen - NY Daily News : “The Giants have won 22 games in two seasons, and followed up a Super Bowl championship by earning the ...
BLESSED TO BE A BLESSING - PRAY FOR THE HOMELESS | Jaeson Ma

BLESSED TO BE A BLESSING - PRAY FOR THE HOMELESS | Jaeson Ma

See Jaeson Ma This is a touching account by Ma and has a great video at the site as well: “This past weekend after Christmas, I went with ...
The Late Jeannette Sherwin's Open Letter To Councilmember Jean Quan

The Late Jeannette Sherwin's Open Letter To Councilmember Jean Quan

See: OaklandNews: An open letter to Jean Quan I really miss Jeannette Sherwin's candor, regardless of who it was aimed at. In this cas...
De La Fuente Attacks Dellums In SF Chron Article - Mayoral Run Again?

De La Fuente Attacks Dellums In SF Chron Article - Mayoral Run Again?

From - “At midterm, Dellums faces growing criticism” : Of all of the people who tossed grenades at Mayor Ron Dellums, we have Oakland City C...
 Bay Bridge Seismic Retrofit Stopped By Labor Issues - Inside Bay Area

Bay Bridge Seismic Retrofit Stopped By Labor Issues - Inside Bay Area

More at Inside Bay Area : “Essential work in the Bay Bridge Seismic Retrofit Project will not go forward today while a Port of Oakland labor...
Mike Honda: California Congressman (D) 15th District - DNC

Mike Honda: California Congressman (D) 15th District - DNC

This brief interview with Congressman Honda is interesting to me because he talks about who he thinks the next Asian American elected offici...
BIG VINNY: Industry Source: Ted Robinson Set to become New SF 49ERS Play-by-Play Man

BIG VINNY: Industry Source: Ted Robinson Set to become New SF 49ERS Play-by-Play Man

More at Big Vinny's Bay Area : “A 'good tip' from someone in the biz: not confirmed, but developing...Monday, Dec. 22, 2008 Ted...
Al Davis to miss Raiders game at Tampa Bay due to health reasons - Inside Bay Area

Al Davis to miss Raiders game at Tampa Bay due to health reasons - Inside Bay Area

More at Inside Bay Area : “Jon Gruden will be on the sideline with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, with general manager Bruce Allen in a suite. Ri...
Port of Oakland facing $12 million shortfall - Inside Bay Area

Port of Oakland facing $12 million shortfall - Inside Bay Area

More at Inside Bay Area : “The resolutions are in, and it's shaping up as a lean, mean new year for the Port of Oakland, which also oper...
How To Get More Women to Be Video Bloggers

How To Get More Women to Be Video Bloggers

There's an idea out there that there are more male than female video-bloggers and an anecdotal scan would seem to confirm that. My video...
SUNDAY 11.30.PT 5 EAST OAKLAND FAITH DELIVERANCE CENTER CHURCH

SUNDAY 11.30.PT 5 EAST OAKLAND FAITH DELIVERANCE CENTER CHURCH

Something the media doesn't cover much at all: the happenings in the East Oakland culture. This a typical Sunday worship service.
 John Russo Comes From Soccer To Talk About Stopping The Spray

John Russo Comes From Soccer To Talk About Stopping The Spray

This is one of those videos friend and Oakland City Attorney John Russo thought that would be never found, but it's a great view of him ...
Annalee Allen On Oakland City Center: Anthony Holdsworth Painting in City Hall

Annalee Allen On Oakland City Center: Anthony Holdsworth Painting in City Hall

In this YouTube video, Annalee Allen, the longtime Oakland historical expert, talks about the Anthony Holdsworth Painting in City Hall.
Oakland's Maria Topete's 'Don't Let Me Drown' headed to Sundance

Oakland's Maria Topete's 'Don't Let Me Drown' headed to Sundance

'Don't Let Me Drown' headed to Sundance : “When screenwriter and film producer Maria Topete, 34, was a senior at Oakland's S...
Oakland Warriors Upset Boston Celtics - Inside Bay Area”

Oakland Warriors Upset Boston Celtics - Inside Bay Area”

More at Sports at - Inside Bay Area” : “OAKLAND — Swingman Stephen Jackson straggled from the shower and took a seat at his locker. Tape rec...
Johnikka Jackson Remains found behind Oakland - Inside Bay Area

Johnikka Jackson Remains found behind Oakland - Inside Bay Area

More at Inside Bay Area : “OAKLAND — Skeletal remains found Nov. 7 behind Skyline High School have been identified as those of an 18-year-ol...
Rasselas Jazz Club: Concerts for Change Benefiting Homeless & Hunger December 28th

Rasselas Jazz Club: Concerts for Change Benefiting Homeless & Hunger December 28th

I just got this email regarding this event at Rasselas Jazz Club on December 28th: Concerts for Change – Benefiting Homeless & Hunger F...
Zennie Abraham's Travel Problem Focus of CNN Live Appearance Today

Zennie Abraham's Travel Problem Focus of CNN Live Appearance Today

I had the pleasure of sharing my iReport story with CNN's anchor Richard Lui who's a fellow Cal=Berkeley graduate like myself. Th...
East Bay Express Chris Thompson Didn't Get Robert Bobb Salary Memo

East Bay Express Chris Thompson Didn't Get Robert Bobb Salary Memo

I just read the East Bay Express' Chris Thompson's blog about the fact that Mayor Ron Dellums still has not named a City Administra...
Oakland Tribune Owner MediaNews Group In Trouble - San Francisco Business Times:

Oakland Tribune Owner MediaNews Group In Trouble - San Francisco Business Times:

More at San Francisco Business Times: : “Moody's Investors Services on Thursday rated MediaNews Group Inc. -- owner of 29 newspapers in ...
David Cohen Latest Bay Area News Layoff Victim - Editor and Publisher

David Cohen Latest Bay Area News Layoff Victim - Editor and Publisher

More at Editor and Publisher : “CHICAGO David Cohen founded the newspaper group in California that became Silicon Valley Community Newspaper...
Oakland's Fox Theater Preview - SF Gate.com

Oakland's Fox Theater Preview - SF Gate.com

More at SFGate.com : “(12-25) 16:54 PST -- It's difficult to say what is more remarkable about the hallucinogenic interior of the Fox Oa...
The Hot Toddies Sing "Rocker Girl" at The Uptown

The Hot Toddies Sing "Rocker Girl" at The Uptown

I've actually heard a lot about the Hot Toddies, but never seen them. So here they are at the Uptown Night Club on Telegraph Avenue. ...
Southwest Boeing 737 landing at Oakland International - Video

Southwest Boeing 737 landing at Oakland International - Video

I love this kind of video and considering that we're all traveling it's appropriate for this time of year. A Southwest plane coming...
Oakland Survey Shows Young People Want Jobs : postnewsgroup.net

Oakland Survey Shows Young People Want Jobs : postnewsgroup.net

More from The Oakland Post : “The young people based their findings, which they presented to board members Nov. 18, on a survey they conduct...
Budget Deficit Faces Oakland City Council - Oakland Tribune

Budget Deficit Faces Oakland City Council - Oakland Tribune

More at Inside Bay Area : “OAKLAND — City officials will be swimming in red ink once again when they return to business after the New Year. ...
Obama Shirtless?  My Chest Is Better Than Barack Obama's

Obama Shirtless? My Chest Is Better Than Barack Obama's

The sight of our President-Elect Barack Obama shirtless in Hawaii has some in a tizzy. But look, many brothers have hairless, sculpted che...
Saul's Deli in Berkeley Has Hanukkah Dinner Special!

Saul's Deli in Berkeley Has Hanukkah Dinner Special!

Hey, if you've never visited Saul's at 1475 Shattuck Ave in Berkeley, this week's the time to do it.  They've got a Hanukka...
NORAD Tracks Santa - Cape Canaveral, Florida

NORAD Tracks Santa - Cape Canaveral, Florida

As of this writing, NORAD tracked Santa in Baltimore! Check out http://www.noradsanta.org for the latest Santa siting!
Denver Airport Three Hour Flight Delay - Christmas Eve

Denver Airport Three Hour Flight Delay - Christmas Eve

This is the second day of my Denver flight delay story. After not making UAL 7515, I managed to get a free room at the Marriot Residents Inn...
Politically courageous act of the year - SFBG Politics Blog

Politically courageous act of the year - SFBG Politics Blog

More at SFBG Politics Blog : “As the year winds down, I’d like to note what I consider to be the most politically courageous act of 2008: At...
Oakland's OnlineNIC Loses - Verizon awarded ‘largest-ever’ cybersquatting judgment - MashGet

Oakland's OnlineNIC Loses - Verizon awarded ‘largest-ever’ cybersquatting judgment - MashGet

More at MashGet : “A federal court in Northern California has awarded Verizon $33.15 million in what the company is calling the largest cybe...
Denver Airport Three Hour Flight Delay - Day Two

Denver Airport Three Hour Flight Delay - Day Two

This is the second day of my Denver flight delay story. After not making UAL 7515, I managed to get a free room at the Marriot Residents Inn...
Denver Airport Three Hour Flight Delay - Not On Flight

Denver Airport Three Hour Flight Delay - Not On Flight

Well, after all that, the flight was so overbooked, and I was on standby, I did not get on. So, I've got to get a hotel room and stay in...
Denver Airport Three Hour Flight Delay - Bad Weather

Denver Airport Three Hour Flight Delay - Bad Weather

As I upload this new video I am still at DIA - Denver International Airport - and Gate B56 where the flight to Atlanta, United 7515, was to ...
Oakland Budget deficit could reach $113 million by 2012 - SFGate.com

Oakland Budget deficit could reach $113 million by 2012 - SFGate.com

More at SFGate : “Dellums said the city's deficit, which was $42 million this year, could balloon by 2012 to nearly $113 million, with r...
Oakland Budget crises threatens lives of Oakland shelter animals

Oakland Budget crises threatens lives of Oakland shelter animals

Tails Of The City : Budget crises threatens lives of Oakland shelter animals : “CORRECTION: Oakland Animal Services will now be exempt from ...
 Wade Sanders - California Lt. Gov. adviser pleads guilty in child porn case - Inside Bay Area

Wade Sanders - California Lt. Gov. adviser pleads guilty in child porn case - Inside Bay Area

California Lt. Gov. adviser pleads guilty in child porn case - Inside Bay Area : “SAN DIEGO — An adviser to Lt. Gov. John Garamendi has plea...
Wayward Sea lion rescued near Oakland airport runway - Inside Bay Area

Wayward Sea lion rescued near Oakland airport runway - Inside Bay Area

/More at Inside Bay Area : “OAKLAND — An emaciated-looking California sea lion that wandered to the edge of an Oakland International Airport...
Obama's Choie Of Rick Warren Caused Warren To Move To Center

Obama's Choie Of Rick Warren Caused Warren To Move To Center

Contrary to Dave Winder, I think President-Elect Barack Obama's choice of Rick Warren was brilliant in that it's forced a dialog Ame...
Oakland's White Blogger Get-Together Not In The Sprit of Oakland

Oakland's White Blogger Get-Together Not In The Sprit of Oakland

I have to write with more than the usual amusement regarding the postings I've seen on the recently-held " Oakland Blogger Get Toge...
Spot.us - Pitch: Oakland Police Blues

Spot.us - Pitch: Oakland Police Blues

Visit Spot.us : “What's really wrong with OPD? The reported failings of the Oakland Police Department are serious and well-known. Cops l...
Zennie62 On Seesmic.com

Zennie62 On Seesmic.com

Happy Holidays! I'm Zennie Just saying 'hello' to the Seesmic Community! After months of thinking about doing it, I final...
Oakland's Lake Merritt Trash and Pollution Problem

Oakland's Lake Merritt Trash and Pollution Problem

This gem of a video presents the trash and pollution problem around Oakland's Lake Merritt, and what people like Dr. Richard Bailey are ...
Oakland City Attorney John Russo Interview: Obama, Prop 8

Oakland City Attorney John Russo Interview: Obama, Prop 8

In this CBS5 video interview with Sherry Hu and Phil Matier, Oakland City Attorney John Russo talks about Barack Obama's victory in the ...
Jamarcus Russell Effective - Raiders Beat Texans 27-16 - Inside Bay Area

Jamarcus Russell Effective - Raiders Beat Texans 27-16 - Inside Bay Area

More at Oakland Tribune : “The Raiders' all-around impressive 27-16 victory over the red-hot Houston Texans on Sunday had those who brav...
Richmond, Ca - 4 men sought in gang rape of lesbian

Richmond, Ca - 4 men sought in gang rape of lesbian

More in SFGate : “(12-20) 23:34 PST RICHMOND -- Police are offering a $10,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of...
Hangar One Vodka Macy's San Francisco Cocktail Event

Hangar One Vodka Macy's San Francisco Cocktail Event

I was a special guest of of Liza "The Wine Chic" Zimmerman at this Hangar One Holiday Cocktail Mixing event at Macy's SF and ...
Robert Bobb Wants $350,000 To Be Oakland City Administrator, May Not Get It

Robert Bobb Wants $350,000 To Be Oakland City Administrator, May Not Get It

I have received information from a very good source that former Oakland City Manager, Robert Bobb, who's currently serving as a consulta...
Lend A Hand Foundation for homeless youth in Oakland - Inside Bay Area

Lend A Hand Foundation for homeless youth in Oakland - Inside Bay Area

More on Lend A Hand Foundation - Inside Bay Area : “OAKLAND — The Lend A Hand Foundation toy drive is special for Jeanette Lewis and her 12 ...
Rod Blagojevich - Holly Madison Sex Scandal Helps Blago!

Rod Blagojevich - Holly Madison Sex Scandal Helps Blago!

On Friday, December 19th, Illinois Governor Rob Blagojevich stood before the cameras and said he would address the charges against him. What...
Jerry Brown urges court to scrap Prop. 8 - Inside Bay Area

Jerry Brown urges court to scrap Prop. 8 - Inside Bay Area

Jerry Brown orders scrapping of Prop. 8 - Inside Bay Area : “SAN FRANCISCO—California Attorney General Jerry Brown changed course on the sta...
Oakland Adult Education Free Classes to Help Your Child in School : postnewsgroup.net

Oakland Adult Education Free Classes to Help Your Child in School : postnewsgroup.net

Free Class Information : postnewsgroup.net : “The course is directed toward the parents, grandparents, and caregivers of middle and high-sch...
Paul Cobb's Blog Is Terrible

Paul Cobb's Blog Is Terrible

Publisher’s Blog : postnewsgroup.net LOL!!! After his handshake and talk about having me help him -- no charge from me -- Paul Cobb of the...
At Ashby Avenue Apartment Berkeley police find entombed body behind false wall - Inside Bay Area

At Ashby Avenue Apartment Berkeley police find entombed body behind false wall - Inside Bay Area

Body found - Inside Bay Area : “BERKELEY — A wooden coffin containing human bones, found entombed behind a false wall in a Berkeley apartmen...
Oakland Police: Do Not Walk Alone At Night In Lake Merritt

Oakland Police: Do Not Walk Alone At Night In Lake Merritt

During dinner with a good friend, I had a chance conversation with Oakland Police beat officers in the Lake Merritt area. After a lively ta...
1100 Broadway Downtown Oakland Mural Finished: Rocky Rische-Baird

1100 Broadway Downtown Oakland Mural Finished: Rocky Rische-Baird

After several months of work, the mural at 1100 Broadway in downtown Oakland is finished. The work of Oakland artist Rocky Rische-Baird, i...
"Liza The Wine Chic" Liza Zimmerman On SF "View From The Bay" 1/9/2009

"Liza The Wine Chic" Liza Zimmerman On SF "View From The Bay" 1/9/2009

"Liza The Wine Chic" Liza Zimmerman On SF "View From The Bay" 1/9/2009 : “Liza Zimmerman, my friend who's based in S...
Diane Feinstein gets nod to chair intelligence panel - SF Gate

Diane Feinstein gets nod to chair intelligence panel - SF Gate

Diane Feinstein gets nod to chair intelligence panel - SF Gate : “California Sen. Dianne Feinstein has been tapped as the chairwoman of the ...
Eddie Neon Blues at Jack London Square,Oakland Ca (Free show)

Eddie Neon Blues at Jack London Square,Oakland Ca (Free show)

Eddie Neon Blues at Jack London Square,Oakland Ca (Free show) : “Wednesday Dec 17th 8 PM show at "Silk Road Lounge." 101 broadway...
Oakland Raiders Disintegrate - Assistant's resignation leaves Tom Cable fuming - Inside Bay Area

Oakland Raiders Disintegrate - Assistant's resignation leaves Tom Cable fuming - Inside Bay Area

Assistant's resignation leaves Tom Cable fuming - Inside Bay Area : “ALAMEDA — Former Raiders coach Lane Kiffin won't be receiving a...
Delayed raid on "Your Black Muslim Bakery" likely cost Chauncey Bailey his life - Inside Bay Area

Delayed raid on "Your Black Muslim Bakery" likely cost Chauncey Bailey his life - Inside Bay Area

Delayed raid likely cost Chauncey Bailey his life - Inside Bay Area : “OAKLAND — The August 2007 raid on Your Black Muslim Bakery was postpo...
President-elect Obama Announces Stephen Chu, Carol Browner, and Lisa Jackson

President-elect Obama Announces Stephen Chu, Carol Browner, and Lisa Jackson

President-Elect Barack Obama continues to introduce members of his cabinet, today officially bring in Dr. Stephen Chu, Lisa Jackson, and Ca...
Body found next to train tracks in East Oakland

Body found next to train tracks in East Oakland

Body found next to train tracks in East Oakland By Sean Maher, Oakland Tribune Posted: 12/15/2008 07:48:41 AM PST OAKLAND - Police found t...
Kathryn Keats debuts album after 20 years hiding from stalker

Kathryn Keats debuts album after 20 years hiding from stalker

Marin singer/songwriter Kathryn Keats calls her debut CD, "After the Silence," an apt title that celebrates her new life, a second...
BART Board Director James Fang Calls Oakland's Eleanor Mason Ramsey "Incompetent" - SFGate

BART Board Director James Fang Calls Oakland's Eleanor Mason Ramsey "Incompetent" - SFGate

BART Board Director James Fang Calls Eleanor Mason Ramsey "Incompetent" - SFGate This is from today's "Matier and Ross&qu...
27,000 fewer African-Americans saddens Oakland - Inside Bay Area

27,000 fewer African-Americans saddens Oakland - Inside Bay Area

Exodus of blacks saddens Oakland - Inside Bay Area : “If new estimates released by the U.S. Census Bureau last week are correct, Oakland has...
Kara Keough - Daughter of "Real Housewife" adjusting to Berkeley - Inside Bay Area

Kara Keough - Daughter of "Real Housewife" adjusting to Berkeley - Inside Bay Area

Daughter of "Real Housewife" adjusting to Berkeley - Inside Bay Area : “By Kristin Bender. Oakland Tribune BERKELEY — After "...
Oakland families get homes for the holidays - SfGate.com

Oakland families get homes for the holidays - SfGate.com

Oakland families get homes for the holidays : “Santa paid an early visit to East Oakland on Saturday, when nine low-income families received...
Undercurrents: The Bay Area’s Lack of Local Day-to-Day Media Reporting. Category: Columns from The Berkeley Daily Planet - Thursday June 19, 2008

Undercurrents: The Bay Area’s Lack of Local Day-to-Day Media Reporting. Category: Columns from The Berkeley Daily Planet - Thursday June 19, 2008

Undercurrents: The Bay Area’s Lack of Local Day-to-Day Media Reporting. Category: Columns from The Berkeley Daily Planet - Thursday June 19,...
Oakland Raiders' losing becoming historic - Inside Bay Area

Oakland Raiders' losing becoming historic - Inside Bay Area

Raiders' losing becoming historic - Inside Bay Area : “The Raiders went 33-15 in their 48 regular-season games from 2000-02. They enter ...
Yusuf Bey IV embraced guns long before editor's killing - Inside Bay Area

Yusuf Bey IV embraced guns long before editor's killing - Inside Bay Area

Bakery leader embraced guns long before editor's killing - Inside Bay Area : “OAKLAND — Yusuf Bey IV was heavily involved in guns and gu...
Barack Obama Outed Rod Blagojevich - Gov Punished By Obama

Barack Obama Outed Rod Blagojevich - Gov Punished By Obama

llinois Governor Rod Blagojevich paid the price for defying President-Elect Barack Obama. In setting-up a pay-to-play scheme for Obama's...
Richmond Foreclosures Crime - Haaziq4News On YouTube

Richmond Foreclosures Crime - Haaziq4News On YouTube

Haaziq4News YouTube channel features this police follow-along story on how the City of Richmond is cracking down on foreclosure crimes. It...
17,199 More Women in Oakland Than Men - Inside Bay Area

17,199 More Women in Oakland Than Men - Inside Bay Area

Sex and the other city: Women in Oakland outnumber men - Inside Bay Area : “Teenagers and women in Oakland between the ages of 15 and 64 out...
Sgt. Derwin Longmire, Lead investigator in Bailey case being transferred - Inside Bay Area

Sgt. Derwin Longmire, Lead investigator in Bailey case being transferred - Inside Bay Area

Lead investigator in Bailey case being transferred - Inside Bay Area : “OAKLAND — Homicide Sgt. Derwin Longmire, whose investigation of jour...
Dsn Kilman's Last Video - Haters Protesting Gay Marriage

Dsn Kilman's Last Video - Haters Protesting Gay Marriage

Dan Kilman sent this YouTube video to me in response to a video I made covvering Oakland protests of Prop 8, and which he made on October...
Mayor's Office Treatment of Anne Campbell Washington Example of How Terrible City of Oakland Can Be - Chip Johnson, SF Chron

Mayor's Office Treatment of Anne Campbell Washington Example of How Terrible City of Oakland Can Be - Chip Johnson, SF Chron

Chip Johnson SF Chron: - Loyalty or else in King Dellums' realm : “The city of Oakland no longer operates under a representative democra...
Why Are Newspapers Dying? - O'Reilly Broadcast

Why Are Newspapers Dying? - O'Reilly Broadcast

Why Are Newspapers Dying? - O'Reilly Broadcast : “The emergence of the Internet proved newspapers' most challenging competitor, and ...

Popular Posts