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YouTube's Chad Hurley & VC Tim Draper at BizWorld Lunch

YouTube's Chad Hurley & VC Tim Draper at BizWorld Lunch

I had the pleasure of attending a great lunch event. YouTube Co-Founder Chad Hurley was the featured guest at the BizWorld.org luncheon on ...
Oakland Raiders Steve Smith Needs Our Help

Oakland Raiders Steve Smith Needs Our Help

Oakland Raiders running back Steve Smith needs the help of every Raider and football fan as he battles ALS or "Lou Gehrig's Disease...
Oakland Guardian Angels Need You To Help Them

Oakland Guardian Angels Need You To Help Them

The Guardian Angels established an Oakland, California chapter in 2007 to help fight crime. Now, they need more Oaklanders to help them. Her...
Montera Elementary School - In Trouble? Times Have Changed!

Montera Elementary School - In Trouble? Times Have Changed!

This is news to me. In the 70s and 80s, Montera was a well-regarded school. Not any more. I think many of the school problems have to do ...
Safety First Oakland - New Website Focuses On Safety

Safety First Oakland - New Website Focuses On Safety

There's a new website to learn more about Oakand safety initiatives called "Safety First Oakland" -- here it is: http://www...
Easy Lounge Owner Calls - Took Care Of Situation - Thanks From OaklandFocus

Easy Lounge Owner Calls - Took Care Of Situation - Thanks From OaklandFocus

Last week, I had the pleasure of talking to the owner of Easy Lounge on Lakeshore and where I had the very unpleasant encounter which I op...
Hot Pink Feathers Christmas Video From Cafe Van Kleef

Hot Pink Feathers Christmas Video From Cafe Van Kleef

Hot Pink Feathers is the popular dance group that performs at Cafe Van Cleef (on 1621 Telegraph in Downtown Oakland) on the first Sa...
Video: A Day At The Oakland Raiders Game | Oakland Raiders v. Indianapolis Colts

Video: A Day At The Oakland Raiders Game | Oakland Raiders v. Indianapolis Colts

Ever wonder what a day at the Oakland Raiders game is like. See my video of my day at the Raiders / Colts game. It features Raider Legen...
Oakland's Burckhalter Elementary School and Sankofa Academy Remain Open - Tribune

Oakland's Burckhalter Elementary School and Sankofa Academy Remain Open - Tribune

Two Oakland schools escape closure District postpones decision to close Burckhalter, Sankofa for another year By Katy Murphy, STAFF WRITER ...
Berkeley's Freight & Salvage To Open New Place In 2009

Berkeley's Freight & Salvage To Open New Place In 2009

According to the East Bay Daily News , the small venue called Freight & Salvage will become much larger in 2009, in a 14,000 square fe...
Another Senseless Oakland Killing - 16 Year Old "John Doe" - Tribune

Another Senseless Oakland Killing - 16 Year Old "John Doe" - Tribune

This is totally terrible as no one knows who he is. Terrible. Police seek ID of Oakland slaying victim Article Last Updated: 12/18/20...
"Oakland Speaks" - Video Interviews On Cost Of Living In Oakland

"Oakland Speaks" - Video Interviews On Cost Of Living In Oakland

I discovered this video on YouTube.com called "Oakland Speaks" and not to give too much away, but it's a well-done, heartfelt ...
The Mural On The Back Of The EBAYC Building - Video

The Mural On The Back Of The EBAYC Building - Video

Just a video of the mural, but it says a lot about what the artist thinks of Oakland. Take a look:
Bloggers Moan Lack of Retail In Oakland During Christmas

Bloggers Moan Lack of Retail In Oakland During Christmas

Bloggers like Refin and Nancy Friedman have openly pointed to Oakland's chronic lack of retail venues during the holidays. Friedman ...
After A Year, "Easy" Lounge Still Has A Race Problem; Or At Least Brian The Bartender Does

After A Year, "Easy" Lounge Still Has A Race Problem; Or At Least Brian The Bartender Does

I just returned from a brief trip to Easy Bar on Lakeshore Avenue. I don't frequent the establishment, but time-removed from the openi...
Shootin' Lucy | Punk Rock Band | Stork Club Oakland Show

Shootin' Lucy | Punk Rock Band | Stork Club Oakland Show

This is a music video shot impromptu at a place called The Stork Club on 2330 Telegraph Ave. I just happened to have my camera and they we...
A Plea For More Detailed Descriptions Of People By Oakland Neighbors

A Plea For More Detailed Descriptions Of People By Oakland Neighbors

This Yahoo! Message Board post really bothered me: Around 4pm today there was a young African-American (teenager 15-18yo) on a bike wearing...
Amanda Stokes Missing In Oakland - Worked at Cafe De Bartolo on Grand Av

Amanda Stokes Missing In Oakland - Worked at Cafe De Bartolo on Grand Av

Amanda Stokes, a 33-year-old blonde white female at 5 foot 4 inches is missing and has been since Sunday, November 25th. According to a fly...
Black Muslim Bakery in Oakland Sold For Use By Vital Life Services - Tribune

Black Muslim Bakery in Oakland Sold For Use By Vital Life Services - Tribune

And so ends an era of politics, fear, violence, and murder. Black Muslim Bakery in Oakland officially sold By Josh Richman, STAFF WRITE...
Uptown, Cafe VanKleef, Air Lounge, Luka's - Find Them All Here!

Uptown, Cafe VanKleef, Air Lounge, Luka's - Find Them All Here!

Looking for Uptown, Cafe VanKleef, Air Lounge, Luka's and other Oakland nightspots and eateries? You can find them all here! Now, Oakla...
City Council Considers "8-Foot Bubble" Around Abortion Clinic Visitors

City Council Considers "8-Foot Bubble" Around Abortion Clinic Visitors

This is from Wiretap Blog Save The Bubble The idea is pretty straight forward: An 8-foot bubble of private space should be required a...
Chauncey Bailey Interviews Phil Tagami On Fox Theater

Chauncey Bailey Interviews Phil Tagami On Fox Theater

Click To Play This interview was conducted in 2003, just as the effort to restore the Oakland Fox Theater had e...
64 Percent Back A's Fremont Ballpark Proposal - Will They Pay For It?

64 Percent Back A's Fremont Ballpark Proposal - Will They Pay For It?

This article below is from KNTV San Francisco -- somehow the Oakland Tribune missed this. But at any rate, I wonder if the residents would ...
Oakland Tribune Focuses On Lake Merritt Cathedral

Oakland Tribune Focuses On Lake Merritt Cathedral

Cathedral near Lake Merritt could stimulate urban uplift By Rebecca Rosen Lum, Staff Writer - OAKLAND TRIBUNE OAKLAND - Light is the pivotal...
CNN / YouTube Republican Debate - On HIGH Gas Prices!

CNN / YouTube Republican Debate - On HIGH Gas Prices!

I was driving past this gas station in suburban Oakland, CA -- Emeryviile, CA - when I saw a gas price menu that just made me cringe. It...
Oakland Boards and Commissions - List

Oakland Boards and Commissions - List

This is great advice and direction if you wish to serve on Boards and Commissions in Oakland. (Scroll down for the list.) The City of O...
Judge Orders Oak To Ninth EIR To Be Rewritten - Tribune

Judge Orders Oak To Ninth EIR To Be Rewritten - Tribune

Some who are against the Oak to Ninth project will claim this as a victory, but that's wrong. This doens't throw out the Oakland Ci...
City of Berkeley Responsible For Hole In Fence That Man Passed Through, Leading To His Death

City of Berkeley Responsible For Hole In Fence That Man Passed Through, Leading To His Death

As it seems, more and more, cities and counties and states must take care of their roads, freeways, and right-of-ways, else they could be ma...
Flawed Oak To Ninth Referendum Killed By City Attorney, But Lawsuit Challenge To Action Dropped

Flawed Oak To Ninth Referendum Killed By City Attorney, But Lawsuit Challenge To Action Dropped

Flawed Oak To Ninth Referendum Killed By City Attorney, But Lawsuit Challenge To Action Dropped In October of 2006, and pointing to a majo...
Franklin Square Wine Bar's Open Accross From Luka's

Franklin Square Wine Bar's Open Accross From Luka's

Well, I've not checked it out, yet, but OaklandGoods has . I'm writing about the report that the new Franklin Square Wine Bar'...
Fox Theater Opened..Website That Is - www.OaklandFox.com

Fox Theater Opened..Website That Is - www.OaklandFox.com

Although it's one year -- actually less than that -- away, the website for the Fox Theater is now live and operational. It's an inf...
Hate Crimes Down In East Bay; San Francisco Highest In California

Hate Crimes Down In East Bay; San Francisco Highest In California

While this Oakland Tribune report explains how the East Bay -- which includes Oakland -- has a declining hate crimes rate, this article in ...
Lenore Anderson Is Mayor Dellums New Public Safety Director - East Bay Express' Anneli Rufus Hates Her For Some Reason

Lenore Anderson Is Mayor Dellums New Public Safety Director - East Bay Express' Anneli Rufus Hates Her For Some Reason

According to the Newsletter of Ron Dellums, Lenore Anderson's the Mayor's newest public safety diretor. This is what the Mayor'...
Mayor Dellums Appoints Margaret Gordon and Victor Uno As Port Commissioners

Mayor Dellums Appoints Margaret Gordon and Victor Uno As Port Commissioners

This news comes from the same Newsletter by Mayor Ron Dellums as the other post below. I don't know anything of value about either appo...
Mayor Dellums Saves Affordable Housing Units In Chinatown

Mayor Dellums Saves Affordable Housing Units In Chinatown

I got this note from the Newsletter of Ron Dellums via email. This is part of the Mayor's Office' push to get it's message an...
Cal v. USC 2007 - Video Sights and Sounds In The Rain

Cal v. USC 2007 - Video Sights and Sounds In The Rain

Well, this was one Cal - USC game I expected us, Cal, to win. We came up on the back-end of a 24-17 score to a team we should have...
A Mike Gravel Supporter In Oakland On Gravel and MSNB

A Mike Gravel Supporter In Oakland On Gravel and MSNB

I got into a conversation with this person (who didn't want to be named) on Oakland and politics, when she started talking about why ...
Massive Bay Oil Spill Damages Bay Area Life - Oakland Tribune

Massive Bay Oil Spill Damages Bay Area Life - Oakland Tribune

Governor declares state of emergency Coast Guard scrutinized for response time, investigation continues By Kristin Bender and William Brand ...

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