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Oakland Historic Landmark Rededicated Sunday

Oakland Historic Landmark Rededicated Sunday

The First Unitarian Church of Oakland is one of the oldest and most storied buildings in the East Bay. Built in 1891, it just underwent an ...
Oakland Police Chief Anthony Batts MLK Speech - Aimee Allison/OaklandSeen

Oakland Police Chief Anthony Batts MLK Speech - Aimee Allison/OaklandSeen

Yesterday, the new Oakland Police Chief Anthony Batts set himself apart from other lawmen. He's been making the rounds in community mee...
Mayor Dellums to Break Tie on Council Vote - for Port Nominee

Mayor Dellums to Break Tie on Council Vote - for Port Nominee

[Aimee Allison] Mayor Dellums is finally using his city-chartered right to break a council tie by casting a vote for his appointee Michael L...
Oakland breaking up Friendly Cab's monopoly this week

Oakland breaking up Friendly Cab's monopoly this week

The City of Oakland is in the process of breaking up the monopoly long-held by Oakland's Friendly Cab. According to a source who did n...
Racism rises in Oakland: patron writes anti-black slur at bar

Racism rises in Oakland: patron writes anti-black slur at bar

Racism returned to Oakland Friday night. A patron at Oakland's popular Cafe Van Kleef wrote "Happy Nigger Day" on the bathroo...
Haiti Earthquake News: Oakland Attorneys return to USA - Aimee Allison

Haiti Earthquake News: Oakland Attorneys return to USA - Aimee Allison

[Aimee Allison, OaklandSeen] Oakland attorneys and activists Walter Riley and Barbara and Selena Rhine are back in the states after a harrow...
Help for Haiti after 7.0 Earthquake: donation list and information

Help for Haiti after 7.0 Earthquake: donation list and information

This is the second update of two earlier blog reports at Zennie62.com on Help for Haiti after the 7.0 Earthquake. The organization list was ...
Oakland is one of blog SFEater's best dining neighborhoods?

Oakland is one of blog SFEater's best dining neighborhoods?

I just saw this in the SFEater blog and had to laugh: The Year in Eater continues in full force! Single Best Meals, Top Newcomers, Top Sta...
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...

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