Oakland Parking Enforcement Reform Initiative - a follow-up

Oakland Parking Enforcement Reform Initiative - a follow-up

It's good that Oaklanders are responding to the Oakland Parking Enforcement Reform Initiative , but it's not in any way my idea. Th...
Oakland Parking Enforcement Reform Initiative - a 2010 proposal

Oakland Parking Enforcement Reform Initiative - a 2010 proposal

The Oakland Parking Enforcement Reform Initiative is gaining steam.  I've been asked to now make public our efforts, so this blog post i...
Happy Kwanzaa!  December 26th is the first day of Kwanzaa

Happy Kwanzaa! December 26th is the first day of Kwanzaa

Kwanzaa is a seven-day celebration of family, community, and culture. It's an African American holiday; born of the first harvest celeb...
Thomas McDonnell on law, racism - Oakland lawyer turns Oakland artist

Thomas McDonnell on law, racism - Oakland lawyer turns Oakland artist

Oakland lawyer turns Oakland artist - Thomas McDonnell Just when Charlie Sheen, Umar Farouk Abdul Mutallab, and Michael Jackson's d...
Pernell Harris from '24' passed Christmas morning - Oakland artist

Pernell Harris from '24' passed Christmas morning - Oakland artist

Pernell Harris, a friend of mine and a fixture in the Oakland fitness community and in the Oakland entertainment community, passed away toda...
Oakland-based Khadafy Foundation Breakfast this Friday

Oakland-based Khadafy Foundation Breakfast this Friday

I received an email from Sean Sullivan who's on the board of directors of the Oakland-based Khadafy Foundation for Non-Violence, regardi...
Oakland got $65 million in Economic Stimulus; where's the jobs?

Oakland got $65 million in Economic Stimulus; where's the jobs?

I received this email from Oakland Mayor Ron Dellums' Oakland Community Task Force late Sunday night: Hear Mayor Dellums report on st...
Tiger Woods alienates black community with white lovers?  Garbage!

Tiger Woods alienates black community with white lovers? Garbage!

The Associated Press' material can be a howler at times. The latest funny was this title: "Tiger Woods alienates black community w...
Oakland Adams Point Action Council Party December 8th

Oakland Adams Point Action Council Party December 8th

The Oakland Adams Point Action Council, a group of neighbors that live in the Adams Point area next to Lake Merritt, is having its Holiday P...
April Ryan v. Robert Gibbs - does Ryan hate White House' Desiree Rogers?

April Ryan v. Robert Gibbs - does Ryan hate White House' Desiree Rogers?

April Ryan, a reporter with American Urban Radio Networks , bumped the Tiger Woods scandal down Google Trends and for something I didn't...
YouTube Meetup at Oakland's Lake Chalet Saturday, December 12th

YouTube Meetup at Oakland's Lake Chalet Saturday, December 12th

There have been YouTube Meetups, but never one in America's most exciting city, Oakland, California. The Oakland YouTube Meetup at Lak...
Oakland Parkway Theater update: no new news

Oakland Parkway Theater update: no new news

If, like me, you're wondering what the newest information on the Parkway Theater is, well, according to the "i like the parkway&quo...
Oakland Raiders and Al Davis 10 percent share worth $60 million

Oakland Raiders and Al Davis 10 percent share worth $60 million

Oakland Raiders Manager of The General Partner Al Davis recently announced that 10 percent of the organization was for sale . That news sta...
Cool Oakland video a slice of Oakland life - sort of

Cool Oakland video a slice of Oakland life - sort of

I happened to make a cyber trip over to the Oakland blog 38thNotes.com , where the posts are always interesting, if off-beat. This one o...
Oakland Barnes and Noble may close Jan. 31, 2010

Oakland Barnes and Noble may close Jan. 31, 2010

According to Sanjiv Handa of the East Bay News Service the enormous Oakland Barnes and Noble bookstore at 98 Broadway in Jack London Squar...
OSCAR ALERT - Screen Credits and Music Entry Form Due December 1st for Academy Awards

OSCAR ALERT - Screen Credits and Music Entry Form Due December 1st for Academy Awards

OSCAR ALERT. You have until December 1 to get your Screen Credits and Music Entry Forms in to the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Scienc...
Police beat UC Berkeley students during protest.  Why?

Police beat UC Berkeley students during protest. Why?

There are two issues on my mind as we approach Thanksgiving Day. One is why the great University of California at Berkeley would police to ...
Police beat UC Berkeley students during protest.  Why?

Police beat UC Berkeley students during protest. Why?

There are two issues on my mind as we approach Thanksgiving Day. One is why the great University of California at Berkeley would allow its ...
Oakland Taxi Problem due to Friendly Cab monopoly

Oakland Taxi Problem due to Friendly Cab monopoly

Even though I pay attention to national cultural issues, I've not forgot about Oakland. I scanned the blog post on the Oakland Taxi C...
Free Thanksgving Day Luncheon in Oakland at 410 14th Street

Free Thanksgving Day Luncheon in Oakland at 410 14th Street

I received an email from Geoffrey Pete (the former owner of "Geoffrey's Inner Circle" Club) reporting that the Oakland Black C...
Oakland Raiders' Bruce Gradkowski can't fix awful passing game

Oakland Raiders' Bruce Gradkowski can't fix awful passing game

Bruce Gradkowski Oakland Raiders' Quarterback Bruce Gradkowski has become the darling of the Bay Area mainstream media because he rep...
BART Officer breaks window with drunk's face - why?  Take my poll.

BART Officer breaks window with drunk's face - why? Take my poll.

I'm in Georgia as I write this having flown most of the day from San Francisco to Chicago to Atlanta. So just when I think I've onl...
Cal 34, Stanford 28 - Golden Bears win a Big Game for the ages!

Cal 34, Stanford 28 - Golden Bears win a Big Game for the ages!

Cal 34, Stanford 28; Cal Golden Bears win Big Game! Remember that because a lot of Cal alums, including me, will never forget it. When a b...
OaklandSeen - Aimee Allison & Zennie Abraham on KPFA

OaklandSeen - Aimee Allison & Zennie Abraham on KPFA

OaklandSeen is KPFA 94.1 KPFA Morning Show radio personality and twice candidate to represent Oakland City Council District Two (now-Co...
Sarah Palin Newsweek Cover: Palin is not Carrie Prejean

Sarah Palin Newsweek Cover: Palin is not Carrie Prejean

Well, just one day after Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin appeared on Oprah for what was a good interview and on the day her book &quo...
Niners Candlestick Point stadium looks better with Santa Clara problems

Niners Candlestick Point stadium looks better with Santa Clara problems

Candlestick Point An interesting development occurred over the past few days and virtually under the radar of much of the media in the B...

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