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Jack Del Rio Reflects on Raiders Training Camp,  Marshawn Lynch | Oakland Post Jack Del Rio Reflects on Raiders Training Camp, Marshawn Lynch
On the eve of the Raiders first preseason game against the Arizona Cardinals, Raiders coach Jack Del Rio was at the Napa Valley Raiders training camp facility, reflecting on his team and the future of the Oakland Raiders. “I am looking for improvement,” said Del Rio.  “I am not focusing on win totals in the […] The post Jack Del Rio Reflects on Raiders Training Camp, Marshawn Lynch a
Oakland Post | August 18, 2017
Angelique Keyes Hosts Cancer Benefit with Sleeve Sisters | Oakland Post Angelique Keyes Hosts Cancer Benefit with Sleeve Sisters
Angelique Keyes Purple reigned at the Hayward City Hall Rotunda on Saturday, August 12 at the 50 Shades of Purple Cancer Benefit.  Presented by Sleeve Sisters, the event was MC’d by Armand Carr of KBLX, featuring live entertainment by singers Rashaad Carlton, Suga-T, Niecey LivingSingle, and gospel group, Harmony. Event producer and founder of Sleeve […] The post Angelique Keyes Hosts Can
Oakland Post | August 18, 2017
Profiles in Business: Harold Goodman and Horizon/ACE Home Health Care & Hospice | Oakland Post Profiles in Business: Harold Goodman and Horizon/ACE Home Health Care & Hospice
Deacon Harold Goodmand and Mrs. Chanette Goodman hosting the Horizon-ACE booth at the Allen Temple 40th Anniversary Holistic Health Fair and Job Fair, held Aug. 12.  Goodman is chairman of the event. Photo by Sue. As a longtime member of Allen Temple Baptist Church, where he serves as a Deacon and Chairman of the Health […] The post Profiles in Business: Harold Goodman and Horizon/ACE Home
Oakland Post | August 18, 2017
Youth at MLK Freedom Center Join Struggle to Empower Voters | Oakland Post Youth at MLK Freedom Center Join Struggle to Empower Voters
Sophia Quintana of Berkeley and active member of the MLK Freedom Center registers voters at July 4 naturalization ceremony in Seattle, WA. Young people who participated in an intensive six-week voter registration and community engagement project this summer recently attended a labor breakfast celebration in their honor, where they talked about their efforts to register […] The post Youth at
Oakland Post | August 18, 2017
One Oakland firefighter killed, another wounded in San Jose shooting | East Bay Times One Oakland firefighter killed, another wounded in San Jose shooting
The victims of the shooting outside Gordon Biersch brewery near Japantown were off-duty probationary firefighters in Oakland, authorities said.
East Bay Times | August 18, 2017
Town named third safest municipality in state | Oakland News Town named third safest municipality in state
Oakland has been named the third safest municipality in Tennessee by Value Culture. The 6.6 million residents of The Volunteer State care about finding a safe place to call home. The team at ValuePenguin analyzed 90 communities with populations over 5,000 to determine the safest places in Tennessee. The crime scores ranged from 291 to […] The post Town named third safest municipality in stat
Oakland News | August 18, 2017
OPD gives back | Oakland News OPD gives back
Officer Foster of the Oakland Police Department delivered bags of plush toys to Fayette Cares. These will be welcomed gifts to comfort families served by Fayette Cares including those in the emergency shelter, victims of domestic violence and other experiencing financial crisis. To support the work of Fayette Cares visit www.fayettecares.org or call (901) 465-3802, […] The post OPD gives bac
Oakland News | August 18, 2017
Fayette County audit includes multiple uncorrected problems | Oakland News Fayette County audit includes multiple uncorrected problems
An audit released today by the Tennessee Comptroller’s Office identifies 14 areas of concern with the way Fayette County is being run. The findings in the fiscal year 2015 report are spread across several county offices. Six of the findings were also noted in last year’s report, but had not been sufficiently addressed by local […] The post Fayette County audit includes multiple uncorrect
Oakland News | August 18, 2017
Wildcats get win in Region 7-AA tournament | Oakland News Wildcats get win in Region 7-AA tournament
By Bill Sorrell One play that was evident of the emotional showdown that was the Region 7-AA tournament opener between Fayette-Ware and Crockett County in Somerville on Saturday came with 2:19 left in the second quarter. After a steal and basket by the Wildcats’ Mikkel Norment gave them a 16-12 lead with 2:56 left, Crockett […] The post Wildcats get win in Region 7-AA tournament appeared f
Oakland News | August 18, 2017
Ordinance would establish policy regarding rental of real property | Oakland News Ordinance would establish policy regarding rental of real property
By Bill Short The Oakland Board of Mayor and Aldermen has unanimously passed an ordinance on first reading that would establish a policy regarding the rental of real property. Board members took the action during their Nov. 19 regular monthly meeting on a motion offered by Alderman John Troncone and seconded by Alderman Kelly Rector. […] The post Ordinance would establish policy regarding re
Oakland News | August 18, 2017
Bake Sale | Oakland News Bake Sale
On Nov. 21, the Divas and Bros held a bake sale at Hollywood Feed to benefit the Fayette County Animal Rescue. The event was funded by The Royal Neighbors of America and they raised $651, which will be donated to the shelter. Pictured are Caleb Bearden, Elizsa May, Kalissa Bearden, Kaylie Moody, Izzy Goodman, Ainsley […] The post Bake Sale appeared first on Oakland News.
Oakland News | August 18, 2017
Holiday Calendar | Oakland News Holiday Calendar
Dec. 4-5 • On Dec. 4 and 5 at 7 p.m. and Dec. 6 at 2 PM the “Bowen Family Memorial and Benefit Events” once again will present “Santa Presents Christmas” at “The Fair nTheater” in Somerville Tennessee in honor of “Santa Mike White” and “Frosty Beth Webb.” A donation of the net proceeds will […] The post Holiday Calendar appeared first on Oakland News.
Oakland News | August 18, 2017
Property Transfers | Oakland News Property Transfers
• Secretary of Veterans Affairs to Robert Manley and Lisa Manley for $321,050 (Wildwood) • Neill Russell and Lisa Russell to Lonna Butler for $127,500 (Grove of Oakland) • Creekside Homes LLC to Dylan Woods and Thea Harrison for $197,400 (Oakland Woods) • John Diaz to Aric Murdock for $174,900 (Waters of Hidden Springs) • […] The post Property Transfers appeared first on Oakland Ne
Oakland News | August 18, 2017
Ordinance provides definitions, standards for auto dealerships, mobile home sales | Oakland News Ordinance provides definitions, standards for auto dealerships, mobile home sales
The Oakland Board of Mayor and Aldermen has passed an ordinance on final reading that provides standards for automotive dealerships and mobile home sales. Board members took the action during their Nov. 19 regular monthly meeting on a motion offered by Alderman John Troncone and seconded by Alderman Kelly Rector. The ordinance was recommended by […] The post Ordinance provides definitions, s
Oakland News | August 18, 2017
Volunteer Night | Oakland News Volunteer Night
Fayette Cares recently expressed great appreciation to a group of caring people by hosting a party for A Night of Southern Elegance volunteers. Special recognition was given to the Leadership Team that spearheaded countless efforts for this highly successful charity event. Pictured from left on the front row are Phil Lemoine, Mary Sue McFarland, Richard […] The post Volunteer Night appeared
Oakland News | August 18, 2017
Brandon Aninipot, a Mack Warrior, Will Now Root for TSU’s Tigers | Oakland Post Brandon Aninipot, a Mack Warrior, Will Now Root for TSU’s Tigers
Brandon Aninipot, Oakland Post intern photographer, videographer and writer will be leaving to attend Texas Southern University in Houston. He is a graduate of McClymonds High School’s 100th Year Class of 2015 and distinguished his media career by helping to launch a successful fundraising campaign to send Mack’s students to South Africa. Brandon plans to […] The post Brandon Aninipot, a
Oakland Post | August 18, 2017
We’re off for the summer — see you in September! | Oakland North We’re off for the summer — see you in September!
Oakland North is a project of the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism, and now that it’s summer, our students are on break to work internships at other publications. We’ll be back to train a new class of student reporters in early September. Please feel free to explore the site and our past coverage. Our student journalists have been covering Oakland since fall, 2008, and hav
Oakland North | August 18, 2017
As Prop 57 goes into effect, experts debate impact on youth, prison overcrowding | Oakland North As Prop 57 goes into effect, experts debate impact on youth, prison overcrowding
In November, Californians passed Proposition 57 by a 64.5 percent vote. Formally known as the California Parole for Non-Violent Criminals and Juvenile Court Trial Requirements Initiative, and strongly endorsed by Governor Jerry Brown, Oakland’s former mayor, the new law attempts to ease prison overcrowding by increasing parole opportunities for inmates and changing how juvenile offenders are ch
Oakland North | August 18, 2017
At a mulching party, East Bay residents learn how to convert lawns to gardens | Oakland North At a mulching party, East Bay residents learn how to convert lawns to gardens
On a warm Saturday morning, people began to slowly stroll into the Memorial Tabernacle in Oakland’s Bushrod neighborhood. They were gathered not for a morning service, but for a special kind of lawn party. Trail mix, cookies, apples, and fresh-cut pieces of banana were laid out on colorful bowls on a table, but nothing smelled more fresh than the two 4-foot piles of compost and wood mulch laid
Oakland North | August 18, 2017
AXIS: A dance company for every body | Oakland North AXIS: A dance company for every body
Oakland is home to many diverse dance companies that travel the world performing unique choreography for all to see, but one group stands out from the rest: AXIS. Nearing their 30th anniversary, this physically-integrated repertory company has both disabled and non-disabled dancers. With their performing season rapidly approaching, AXIS welcomes a new company member to the dance floor. Click t
Oakland North | August 18, 2017
At Eve’s Waterfront, a new chef takes charge of the ship | Oakland North At Eve’s Waterfront, a new chef takes charge of the ship
Brandon Peacock is now captain of a ship. That ship is actually a restaurant—Eve’s Waterfront, the newest establishment to inhabit the waterfront property on the edge of Jack London Square. Peacock isn’t known for any particular style of food—whatever he does, he does well, whether it’s ramen from scratch, decadent mac and cheese, short ribs or rotisserie chicken. “The entire menu is
Oakland North | August 18, 2017
Portraits of East Bay Activists: Tassiana Willis | Oakland North Portraits of East Bay Activists: Tassiana Willis
Long before the 2016 election, there was a civil rights culture that was created by Americans of color. Many of today’s political demonstrations are influenced by historical figures like Martin Luther King Jr., Malcolm X, and the Black Panthers, all who fought in the long battle against racism. Even protests like the recent Women’s March, some would argue, derived from previous demonstrations
Oakland North | August 18, 2017
Marshawn Lynch makes a big splash with return to Oakland Raiders | Oakland North Marshawn Lynch makes a big splash with return to Oakland Raiders
Members of the Raider Nation had their hearts broken in March when the National Football League approved the Oakland Raiders’ relocation to Las Vegas—a move that comes after the Silver and Black had their best season since the 2002 Super Bowl run, finishing 12-4 before getting booted out of the playoffs by the Houston Texans in the AFC Wild Game in January. But the revitalized Raiders aren’
Oakland North | August 18, 2017
Reception for Mark Lightfoot | Oakland Local Reception for Mark Lightfoot
Manna Gallery cordially invites the public to a reception for featured artist Mark Lightfoot.  He will be present to greet visitors and discuss the ideas and explorations behind his latest body of work.  Everyone is welcome and light refreshments will be served.   The post Reception for Mark Lightfoot appeared first on Oakland Local.
Oakland Local | August 18, 2017
Manna Gallery Presents “Terrain” | Oakland Local Manna Gallery Presents “Terrain”
Manna Gallery is featuring “Terrain”, a series of digital paintings and a wall of fused glass by returning Oakland artist Mark Lightfoot.  This exhibition opens First Friday, August 4 and continues until September 16.  A reception for Mark will occur on Saturday, August 5, from 2 to 4 pm when he will be present to […] The post Manna Gallery Presents “Terrain” appear
Oakland Local | August 18, 2017
Manna Gallery Presents “Five Abstract Artists” | Oakland Local Manna Gallery Presents “Five Abstract Artists”
Manna Gallery is pleased to present five artists from abstract7, a group of South Bay artists who are committed to showing together, presenting a variety of artworks for gallery visitors in one place. Exhibition opens Friday, June 30 and continues to July 29.  The artists will be present for their reception on Saturday, July 1, […] The post Manna Gallery Presents “Five Abstract Artist
Oakland Local | August 18, 2017
Manna Gallery Invites You to Imagine America | Oakland Local Manna Gallery Invites You to Imagine America
If you were to imagine your idea of a perfect America what would it look like? The Imagine America Project, in collaboration with Manna Gallery, asks you to do just that. We are living in times of political and social polarization and many people of good will are searching for common ground, depth of meaning […] The post Manna Gallery Invites You to Imagine America appeared first on Oakland
Oakland Local | August 18, 2017
In Xanadu:  New Work by Janet Bogardus | Oakland Local In Xanadu: New Work by Janet Bogardus
Manna Galley is pleased to welcome Marin artist Janet Bogardus whose exhibition opens Friday, May 12 and continues to June 24.  We will host a reception for Janet on Saturday, May 20, from 2 to 4 pm when she will be present to greet visitors and discuss her latest body of work. Janet says, “I’m […] The post In Xanadu: New Work by Janet Bogardus appeared first on Oakland Local.
Oakland Local | August 18, 2017
Transformations: New Work by Judy Seidel | Oakland Local Transformations: New Work by Judy Seidel
Manna Galley is pleased to welcome back Berkeley artist Judy Seidel.  Exhibition opens Friday, March 31 and continues to May 6.  We will host a reception for Judy on First Saturday, April 8, from 2 to 4 pm when she will be present to greet visitors and discuss the back story in this latest body […] The post Transformations: New Work by Judy Seidel appeared first on Oakland Local.
Oakland Local | August 18, 2017
Balance in Asymmetry | Oakland Local Balance in Asymmetry
Manna Gallery is pleased to exhibit the brass and copper wallpieces of David M Bowman and Reed Bowman, a father-son collaboration with a studio in the former American Steel Building in Oakland. The exhibition opens First Thursday, February 16 and continues until March 25.  A reception for the artists will happen on Saturday, March 4, […] The post Balance in Asymmetry appeared first on Oakla
Oakland Local | August 18, 2017
Senator Kamala Harris Endorses Buffy Wicks For State Assembly | Oakland Post Senator Kamala Harris Endorses Buffy Wicks For State Assembly
Just days into Buffy Wicks’ campaign for State Assembly, U.S. Senator and former California Attorney General Kamala D. Harris (D-CA) has endorsed her to be the next Assemblywoman for District 15. “I met Buffy when we were organizing together in the Bay Area for Barack Obama back in 2007, and in the years since, I’ve […] The post Senator Kamala Harris Endorses Buffy Wicks For State
Oakland Post | August 18, 2017
“Gardenscapes” | Oakland Local “Gardenscapes”
Manna Gallery is pleased to exhibit photography with a twist – digitally manipulated garden mages which become mesmerizing surrealistic experiences. “Gardenscapes”, photography by Sharon Wilcox, opens Friday, January 6 and continues to February 11.  A reception for Sharon will take place Saturday, January 14, from 2 to 4 pm when she will be present to discuss […] The post “Gard
Oakland Local | August 18, 2017
Personal Moments | Oakland Local Personal Moments
Manna Gallery is pleased to exhibit new oil and mixed media paintings by Wayne Armstrong, a former Manna partner who has an extensive career as a Bay area artist.  “Personal Moments” opens Friday, November 11 and continues to December 17.  A reception for Wayne will take place Saturday, November 19, from 2 to 4 pm […] The post Personal Moments appeared first on Oakland Local.
Oakland Local | August 18, 2017
Manna Gallery Presents “A Sense of Place” | Oakland Local Manna Gallery Presents “A Sense of Place”
Manna Gallery is pleased to announce the opening of A Sense of Place, an exhibition of monotypes by Deborah Sibony from Berkeley and Harry Frank from Santa Rosa. Show opens Friday, September 23. A reception for the artists will be on Saturday, September 24, from 2 to 4 pm.  Location:  473 25th St., Oakland.  Hours: […] The post Manna Gallery Presents “A Sense of Place” appeare
Oakland Local | August 18, 2017
McClymonds High School Champions Thirst for Clean Water | Oakland Post McClymonds High School Champions Thirst for Clean Water
McClymonds student athletes wheel a hydration system to the football field. The water is retrieved from the mother of the coach across the street from the school. Photo courtesy of Pat Patterson. McClymonds High School Coach Mike Peters, like any other football coach, understands the need for clean water for his team’s hydration.  And his […] The post McClymonds High School Champions Thir
Oakland Post | August 18, 2017
49ers Hoyer Shines Bright In Joint Practice With Broncos | Oakland Post 49ers Hoyer Shines Bright In Joint Practice With Broncos
Santa, Clara, CA – The 49ers are coming off their first win of the preseason and to make sure they stay on track, they are hosting the Denver Broncos for a two-day practice before they face-off this upcoming Saturday night. No better way to study your opponent than to run drills together few days. No […] The post 49ers Hoyer Shines Bright In Joint Practice With Broncos appeared first o
Oakland Post | August 17, 2017
Communities Mobilize to Repeal State Law That Restricts Renter Protections | Oakland Post Communities Mobilize to Repeal State Law That Restricts Renter Protections
Affordable housing protest at Oakland City Hall. Rob Bonta and two other member of the State Assembly are sponsoring a bill, AB 1506, to repeal the Costa Hawkins Act, which prevents local governments from passing laws to protect California communities from the runaway rental crisis that is engulfing the state. Assemblymembers Bonta, Richard Bloom and […] The post Communities Mobilize to Repe
Oakland Post | August 17, 2017
New Citizens’ Police Commission Could Become Among Strongest in Nation | Oakland Post New Citizens’ Police Commission Could Become Among Strongest in Nation
A selection panel made its final choices this week for the city’s new citizens’ police commission, established by an overwhelming vote in November, which will have significant power to investigate and punish police misconduct and help set policies for the Oakland Police Department. Four commissioners were picked Monday by the selection panel. Three additional members […] The post New Cit
Oakland Post | August 17, 2017
Opinion: Bail Bond System is Fundamentally Unjust | Oakland Post Opinion: Bail Bond System is Fundamentally Unjust
By Paul Clermont “Innocent until proven guilty” is a fundamental principle of decent societies worldwide. So is the idea that people who cause harm should be held accountable. But what if you are innocent of the crime? Shouldn’t that mean you receive no punishment? Of course, but that’s not always how it works in the […] The post Opinion: Bail Bond System is Fundamentally Unjust appe
Oakland Post | August 15, 2017
OCCUR Presents Workshop for Non-Profit Grant Seekers, Aug. 18 | Oakland Post OCCUR Presents Workshop for Non-Profit Grant Seekers, Aug. 18
“All grant seekers want big money and believe their programs deserve to win those large monetary awards,” says Carmen Bogan, program director of A Model Built on Faith technical assistance program,   “but substantial, multi-year grants are based on programs built on accurate data, not guesswork.” OCCUR’s upcoming training, “Data Collection for Designing Knockout Programs and […
Oakland Post | August 14, 2017