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“Connecting Threads” | Oakland Local “Connecting Threads”
Manna Gallery is pleased to have artist Tiffany Schmierer returning to our gallery with Connecting Threads, an exhibition of her latest ceramic sculptures and wall pieces.  Exhibition opens Friday, November 10 and continues to Saturday, December 16.  Tiffany will be present for a reception at the gallery on Saturday, November 11, from 2 to 4 […] The post “Connecting Threads” ap
Oakland Local | October 18, 2017
East Bay Mini­ Maker Faire Showcases Invention and Creativity | Oakland Post East Bay Mini­ Maker Faire Showcases Invention and Creativity
More than 150 makers, scientists, artists, crafters, and engineers will gather to show and share on Sunday, Oct. 22, for the 8th Annual East Bay Mini Maker Faire. This daylong celebration of do­it­yourself and do­it-together creativity and invention is a high-energy community festival, with multiple stages, music, food trucks, and many hands-on activity booths and […] The post East Bay Mi
Oakland Post | October 18, 2017
Opinion: Hotels Proudly Support Career Pathways | Oakland Post Opinion: Hotels Proudly Support Career Pathways
By Katherine Lugar, President/CEO American Hotel & Lodging Association; Lynn Mohrfeld, President/CEO, California Hotel & Lodging Association, and Kevin Carroll, Executive Director,Hotel Council of San Francisco The hotel industry is growing both nationally and in California, and with it, the need for qualified employees at all levels. This need provides an opportunity to invest in
Oakland Post | October 18, 2017
Oakland council approves police commission members and fails to authorize security contract | Oakland North Oakland council approves police commission members and fails to authorize security contract
On Tuesday, city council confirmed members of Oakland’s new police commission and were not able to pass a new security services contract for the city
Oakland North | October 18, 2017
Oakland’s firefighters help contain massive Napa wildfires | Oakland North Oakland’s firefighters help contain massive Napa wildfires
As the strike team drove into the Sonoma valley early Monday morning, the glow of fires surrounded them on both sides of Highway 12. Oakland Battalion Chiefs James Bowron and Nicholas Luby headed a team of engines from Oakland, Hayward, Fremont and Alameda County, and they listened to radio traffic describing the rapid spread of fire through the wine country and people needing immediate rescue.
Oakland North | October 17, 2017
Volunteers distribute respiratory masks to the homeless in Oakland | Oakland North Volunteers distribute respiratory masks to the homeless in Oakland
Volunteers from Oakland-based organizations are distributing respiratory masks to homeless people in Oakland to stave off poor air quality caused by history wildfires in California's Wine Country.
Oakland North | October 17, 2017
UNICEF Gala Shines on  in San Francisco | Oakland Post UNICEF Gala Shines on in San Francisco
Caryl Stern, President & CEO of UNICEF USA (L) and Ishmael Beah, Spirit of Compassion Award Honoree at the inaugural UNICEF Gala San Francisco at the Ritz Carlton on October 7, 2017 in San Francisco, United States. (Photo by Kelly Sullivan/Getty Images for UNICEF USA) Last weekend, close to 300 people came together to support […] The post UNICEF Gala Shines on in San Francisco appeared
Oakland Post | October 17, 2017
Oakland students receive free internet access from Sprint | Oakland North Oakland students receive free internet access from Sprint
Oakland students receive free hotspots as part of Sprint's 1Million Project.
Oakland North | October 17, 2017
Oakland Burrito Project brings food to the homeless | Oakland North Oakland Burrito Project brings food to the homeless
Once a month volunteers meet at Pepples Donut Farm in Oakland to make vegan burritos for the homeless.
Oakland North | October 17, 2017
Tale of Two Cities Podcast: While You Were Sleeping | Oakland North Tale of Two Cities Podcast: While You Were Sleeping
On this episode we bring you stories about curious people and the things they do while we're sleeping. Tune in to hear stories about: a therapist helping people through hypnosis, a new mom staying up with her newborn, the graveyard shift at the BART station and a late-night laundromat that's never quiet.
Oakland North | October 16, 2017
The North Pole web series addresses displacement in Oakland with humor | Oakland North The North Pole web series addresses displacement in Oakland with humor
Dania Cabello was born and raised in North Oakland, and has lived in the same 20-block radius her entire life. But in recent years, Cabello has noticed a shift in her neighborhood. Large condos have been built, people on her street have been evicted, and businesses have closed, including her parents’ own shop. For the past year, Cabello produced a new web series titled The North Pole, which use
Oakland North | October 16, 2017
The San Francisco Bay Area Cuban Festival Comes to the East Bay | Oakland North The San Francisco Bay Area Cuban Festival Comes to the East Bay
The San Francisco Bay Area Cuban Festival brought live music, salsa dancing, dominos, and food to Oakland.
Oakland North | October 16, 2017
Oakland hills firestorm survivors to North Bay: ‘You’re not alone’ | East Bay Times Oakland hills firestorm survivors to North Bay: ‘You’re not alone’
There are big decisions ahead, but maybe the first thing you need to buy is a waffle iron.
East Bay Times | October 16, 2017
Raiders Lose A Tough One To Chargers | Oakland Post Raiders Lose A Tough One To Chargers
Oakland, CA – Division games are always important and before the Raiders take on the Kansas City Chiefs this Thursday night, they must face the reality of where they are now. Oakland lost their fourth straight game today. With all the pieces in the right place, this team seems to be heading in the wrong […] The post Raiders Lose A Tough One To Chargers appeared first on Oakland Post.
Oakland Post | October 16, 2017
Curry Surprises Kids At Bushrod Community Center | Oakland Post Curry Surprises Kids At Bushrod Community Center
Oakland, CA – Stephen Curry, The Curry Family Foundation, Chase and Under Armor teamed up to celebrate the newly refurbished indoor and outdoor basketball courts at Bushrod Community Center in Oakland today. The goal is to have a better place for kids to enjoy a sport Curry grew up loving. The new gym inside, had […] The post Curry Surprises Kids At Bushrod Community Center appeared fi
Oakland Post | October 16, 2017
Fire crews fight two-alarm blaze near Oakland Zoo | East Bay Times Fire crews fight two-alarm blaze near Oakland Zoo
Crews were not expected to have the one-acre fire fully contained and out until 8 a.m. Monday, Battalion Chief Tracey Chin of the Oakland Fire Department said.
East Bay Times | October 15, 2017
Trapped Oakland firefighters ‘thought we were going to die’ in Wine Country blaze | East Bay Times Trapped Oakland firefighters ‘thought we were going to die’ in Wine Country blaze
Oakland Fire battalion chief Nicholas Luby faced a "wall of fire" outside Sonoma early Thursday morning, with no way out. It's the one time in the 20-year veteran's career where he's feared for his life.
East Bay Times | October 14, 2017
Opinion: Changing Medicare Would Threaten Hispanics’ Health | Oakland Post Opinion: Changing Medicare Would Threaten Hispanics’ Health
By Dr. Yanira Cruz Hispanics are 50 percent more likely than whites to die from diabetes and liver disease. This gap could widen if lawmakers proceed with a plan to alter the Medicare Part D prescription drug benefit. The Part D program has increased access to prescription drugs for millions of Hispanic seniors. Without it, […] The post Opinion: Changing Medicare Would Threaten Hispanics’
Oakland Post | October 14, 2017
Richmond Native to Compete at 2018 Miss California USA Pageant | Oakland Post Richmond Native to Compete at 2018 Miss California USA Pageant
Alexis Bradley, a Richmond native, recently announced she will compete in the 2018 Miss California USA Pageant. Bradley says she has spent a substantial portion of  her childhood dreaming, but never felt confident enough to pursue any of them. Despite her insecurities, she has always been determined to excel academically, and has used her education […] The post Richmond Native to Compete at
Oakland Post | October 13, 2017
OUSD Will Cut Additional $14.2 Million – A Total of $46.7 Million Since January | Oakland Post OUSD Will Cut Additional $14.2 Million – A Total of $46.7 Million Since January
The Oakland Unified School District (OUSD) released a report this week announcing plans to cut an additional $14.2 million in spending to guarantee the district remains solvent in the current school year. With this new round of cuts – on top of the $32.5 million already cut since former Supt. Antwan Wilson left at the […] The post OUSD Will Cut Additional $14.2 Million – A Total of $46.7
Oakland Post | October 13, 2017
Artist Sydney Nycole Supports the Brenner Foundation’s  Homeless and Veterans Causes at Style Fashion Week LA | Oakland Post Artist Sydney Nycole Supports the Brenner Foundation’s Homeless and Veterans Causes at Style Fashion Week LA
Sydney Nycole (right) with former U.S. President Bill Clinton. Two like-minded women with the same passion join forces for causes closest to their hearts and minds. Christine Brenner, founder of Brenner Foundation, a non-profit charity that supports Veterans and Homeless, and Berkeley-based music recording star Sydney Nycole teamed up to create awareness during Style Fashion […] The post Art
Oakland Post | October 13, 2017
Union Rift Threatens Local Oakland Jobs | Oakland Post Union Rift Threatens Local Oakland Jobs
Over the last several months, Oakland residents have been bombarded by phone calls, mailers, leaflets and most recently an online poll opposing one the largest development projects in recent memory. The claim from a group called East Bay Residents for Responsible Development (EBRRD) is that SunCal, master developer of Oak Knoll, has refused to negotiate […] The post Union Rift Threatens Loca
Oakland Post | October 13, 2017
Fans, Neighbors Differ Over Proposed A’s Stadium | Oakland Post Fans, Neighbors Differ Over Proposed A’s Stadium
A packed Peralta board meeting opened discussion Tuesday evening on proposed A’s ballpark project next to Lake Merritt.  Photo by Ken Epstein. Meetings of Peralta Community College District’s Board of Trustees are generally sparsely attended, but this week an overflow crowd filled seats and folding chairs and stood along the walls at the district headquarters […] The post Fans, Neighbor
Oakland Post | October 13, 2017
Jabari Gray Named Youth Radio’s New Executive Director | Oakland Post Jabari Gray Named Youth Radio’s New Executive Director
Jabari Gray is stepping into a new leadership role as executive director of Youth Radio at a time when young people are increasingly driving conversations about what it means to build a more equitable and just society. He will join Ellin O’Leary, Youth Radio’s president and chief content officer in leading Youth Radio’s growth as […] The post Jabari Gray Named Youth Radio’s New Execu
Oakland Post | October 13, 2017
Five Steps To Ensure Your End of Life Wishes Are Honored | Oakland Post Five Steps To Ensure Your End of Life Wishes Are Honored
Radiant Scoggins, LCSW, psychiatric social worker at Center for Elders’ Independence, a comprehensive health plan for East Bay seniors, counsels CEI participant Jessie Doublin to complete an Advance Healthcare Directive that reflects her values, what life means to her and how she wants to spend her last days. Most of us avoid thinking about end […] The post Five Steps To Ensure Your End of
Oakland Post | October 13, 2017
Marian Etta Barfield, 86 | Oakland Post Marian Etta Barfield, 86
Marian Etta Barfield led an inspiration life and was known for her pleasant smile and encouraging words. Born July 19, 1931 in Houston, Texas, she emigrated to Oakland with her family at the age of 12. She became  a licensed vocational nurse and worked for many years at Highland and Kaiser Hospitals. She passed away […] The post Marian Etta Barfield, 86 appeared first on Oakland Post.
Oakland Post | October 13, 2017
Richmond’s Sergeant Larry Wills Returns Home to a Warm Welcome | Oakland Post Richmond’s Sergeant Larry Wills Returns Home to a Warm Welcome
Sergeant Larry Wills Jr. poses with family members, friends and community members. Photos by Joe L. Fisher. After joining the US Army in 2009,  Richmond native Sgt. Larry Wills has returned home after eight years of active service as a Transportation/Logistics Sergeant, 88M, wheeled-vehicle operator. He has a military service record of five years overseas, […] The post Richmond’s Serg
Oakland Post | October 13, 2017
Meiklejohn Institute to Hold Human Rights Forum on Racism | Oakland Post Meiklejohn Institute to Hold Human Rights Forum on Racism
The Meiklehohn Civil Liberties Institute (MCLI) is hosting a Human Rights Forum to work with community organizations and individuals directly affected by racism at the hands of public officials. The forum will be held Monday, Oct.16 at 6:30 p.m. at the Omni Commons, 4799 Shattuck Ave. in Oakland. Based on the forum, reports will be submitted to […] The post Meiklejohn Institute to Hold Hu
Oakland Post | October 13, 2017
Pacific Institute celebrates 30 years of groundbreaking environmental research | Oakland North Pacific Institute celebrates 30 years of groundbreaking environmental research
Over the last 30 years, Pacific Institute has studied the effect climate change could have on the environment and promoted strategies to make more efficient use of water, pushed California officials to consider climate change's effect on water and successfully lobbied the United Nations to recognize access to water as a human right.
Oakland North | October 13, 2017
OWH Studios Hosts 12-Hour Stream-A-Thon | Oakland Post OWH Studios Hosts 12-Hour Stream-A-Thon
Overcomers With Hope Studios, Inc. (OWH) will hosts its first Stream-A-Thon on Saturday, October 14 from 8 a.m. to  8 p.m.  at Liberty Hall-Marcus Garvey Building at 1485 8th Street. Located in West Oakland, the property also houses the Veterans Network, Inc., Healthy Communities, Inc., the Bay Area Black Nurses Assoc. and YAL Streaming Radio. According to […] The post OWH Studios Hosts
Oakland Post | October 13, 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 | October 12, 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 | October 12, 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 | October 12, 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 | October 12, 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 | October 12, 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 | October 12, 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 | October 12, 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 | October 12, 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 | October 12, 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 | October 12, 2017