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Richmond to Reduce Injury Claims from Damaged Sidewalks | Oakland Post Richmond to Reduce Injury Claims from Damaged Sidewalks
The City of Richmond is reevaluating how to address damaged sidewalks that have led to an increase in injury lawsuits in recent years. From 2012 to 2014, the city received about 11 to 12 tort claims annually by people saying they sustained injuries as a result of sidewalk defects. There were 15 in 2015 and […] The post Richmond to Reduce Injury Claims from Damaged Sidewalks appeared first...
Oakland Post | June 26, 2017
Salesian Alum Jabari Bird Selected by Boston Celtics in 2017 NBA Draft | Oakland Post Salesian Alum Jabari Bird Selected by Boston Celtics in 2017 NBA Draft
Jabari Bird –  an alum of Salesian College Preparatory – in Richmond and UC Berkeley, was selected 56th overall by the Boston Celtics in the NBA Draft last week. The shooting guard known for his success beyond the 3-point line was plagued by injuries at Cal, missing 22 complete games in his college career. Still, […] The post Salesian Alum Jabari Bird Selected by Boston Celtic...
Oakland Post | June 26, 2017
OPINION: Remembering the Sin and Shame of Lynching in America | Oakland Post OPINION: Remembering the Sin and Shame of Lynching in America
The lynching rope is part of the altar for Omnira Institute’s ‘Ritual of Remembrance’ Juneteenth celebration on June 10 at Lake Merritt.  “Where there’s a will, there’s a way,” the old folks used to say when facing obstacles, often under their breaths. “Where there’s a tree, there’s a rope,” is the next line, almost a […] The post OPINION: Remembering the Sin and Shame of Lynching in Amer...
Oakland Post | June 26, 2017
Talking with Steve Kerr: On a Trump White House visit, Cavs’ ‘Steph Curry Rules’ and more | East Bay Times Talking with Steve Kerr: On a Trump White House visit, Cavs’ ‘Steph Curry Rules’ and more
Highlights of Steve Kerr’s 44-minute conversation with me on “The TK Show” podcast from the middle of last week, discussing… -The strategies involved in Warriors’ just-clinched championship; -Asking his players to seriously consider accepting an invitation to visit the Trump White House, if such an invitation is made, to help bring some pieces of the […]
East Bay Times | June 26, 2017
Warriors support JaVale McGee’s celebrity softball game | Oakland Post Warriors support JaVale McGee’s celebrity softball game
Oakland – It was a perfect time to come together for a great cause. Within the last two weeks the Warriors have won a NBA Championship, hosted a parade for the city then jetted off to Las Vegas continuing the celebration. Today, the team gathered right across from Oracle for some fun in the sun. […] The post Warriors support JaVale McGee’s celebrity softball game appeared firs...
Oakland Post | June 26, 2017
WATCH: Warriors mash home runs at JaVale McGee’s softball game in Oakland | East Bay Times WATCH: Warriors mash home runs at JaVale McGee’s softball game in Oakland
Several members of the Golden State Warriors showed off their skills with the bat at JaVale McGee's charity celebrity softball game in Oakland.
East Bay Times | June 26, 2017
Andre Ward Knocks Out Kovalev to Defend His Title | Oakland Post Andre Ward Knocks Out Kovalev to Defend His Title
In a boxing rematch after a controversial boxing decision last year, Andre Ward ended the controversy before it could start, when he stopped Sergey Kovalev in an eighth-round technical knockout, to defend his WBO Light Heavyweight Championship at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nev., on June 18. “This fight adds to my […] The post Andre Ward Knocks Out Kovalev to Defend His T...
Oakland Post | June 26, 2017
Marin County Free Library in full swing with Summer Learning Program | Oakland Post Marin County Free Library in full swing with Summer Learning Program
The staff of Marin County Free Library’s Summer Learning programming can’t wait to keep the program growing a year after 7,744 young people participated. The program is under way and runs through August at various locations around the county. The Marin County Board of Supervisors includes an “E for Education” as one of its ongoing […] The post Marin County Free Library in full swing with ...
Oakland Post | June 25, 2017
Mother Vera M. Baggett Celebrates 99th Birthday | Oakland Post Mother Vera M. Baggett Celebrates 99th Birthday
Mother Vera M. Baggett celebrated her 99th birthday on May 5, with family, friends and members of her 6 a.m. prayer group. Mother Baggett, as she is known at Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church in West Oakland, has been a member of the church for 75 years and held many leadership positions. She has a long legacy of […] The post Mother Vera M. Baggett Celebrates 99th Birthday appeared first...
Oakland Post | June 24, 2017
Gnoss Field to receive repairs and new pavement with help of federal grant | Oakland Post Gnoss Field to receive repairs and new pavement with help of federal grant
The runway at Marin County’s Gnoss Field Airport, located three miles north of Novato, is showing signs of deterioration and will require a complete pavement renovation. On June 20, the Marin County Board of Supervisors approved the rehabilitation plans and the Marin County Department of Public Works (DPW) will move forward with managing the project, […] The post Gnoss Field to receive re...
Oakland Post | June 24, 2017
New Direction Christian Academy Celebrates First Graduates | Oakland Post New Direction Christian Academy Celebrates First Graduates
New Direction Christian Academy celebrated its first graduation/promotion ceremony on Thursday, June 15. The keynote speaker for the event was Richmond native Devin Lars, CEO of Kurieo Media.  Graduates Tyree Hayes and Demar Lott made history as the very first graduates of the newly formed New Direction Christian Academy. They had both been students since […] The post New Direction Christ...
Oakland Post | June 23, 2017
Contra Costa County Supervisors Vote to Approve Richmond Jail Expansion Plan | Oakland Post Contra Costa County Supervisors Vote to Approve Richmond Jail Expansion Plan
The Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors voted 4-1 Tuesday to move forward with the planned expansion of the West County Detention Facility in Richmond, which involves moving up to 400 high-security inmates from the overcrowded Martinez facility. Supervisor John Gioia, who represents Richmond, was alone in voting against using a combination of state and county funds […] The post Contr...
Oakland Post | June 23, 2017
Former Native American CCC Professor, Lehman L. Brightman, Activist Dies | Oakland Post Former Native American CCC Professor, Lehman L. Brightman, Activist Dies
Former Contra Costa College professor and well-known Native American activist Lehman L. Brightman died Sunday at age 87 at Kaiser Hospital in Walnut Creek, according to a detailed article about his life in the East Bay Times. Brightman was a 6-foot-6-inch tall Sioux tribe member who was born on a reservation in South Dakota, played running back […] The post Former Native American CCC Prof...
Oakland Post | June 23, 2017
Elected Leaders Discuss Efforts to Build “The Resistance” at Town Hall Meeting | Oakland Post Elected Leaders Discuss Efforts to Build “The Resistance” at Town Hall Meeting
More than 200 community members attended a town hall meeting Saturday, June 17 where State Senator Nancy Skinner (D-Berkeley), Assemblymembers Rob Bonta (D-Oakland) and Tony Thurmond (D-Richmond) the CA State Legislature’s efforts to build “The Resistance” – to protect immigrants, expand health care, fund education and address climate change. Following the panel, attendees raised their […...
Oakland Post | June 23, 2017
Jazz Society and Rotary Club Donate $3,000 to Frick Middle School | Oakland Post Jazz Society and Rotary Club Donate $3,000 to Frick Middle School
Donation to Frick Middle School:  (left to right)Barbara Taylor, Bay Area Jazz Society, Tom Collins, BAJS, Paul Tillman Smith, President BAJS, Dr. Bryan Alverez, Music Instructor Frick Middle School, James Harris, President OUSD board of Trustees, Merlin Edwards, Oakland Rotary Club, Tom Wiggins, BAJS. Photo by Bob White. The Bay Area Jazz Society and the […] The post Jazz Society and Rot...
Oakland Post | June 23, 2017
Opinion: Oakland Needs A Jobs and Justice Budget | Oakland Post Opinion: Oakland Needs A Jobs and Justice Budget
In order to strengthen quality of life and opportunity for all of our communities in Oakland, we need to look not only at what we say, but also whether we put our money where our mouths are. When the Oakland city government adopts a budget, deciding which programs to expand, which to cut, which to […] The post Opinion: Oakland Needs A Jobs and Justice Budget appeared first on Oakland Post.
Oakland Post | June 23, 2017
Over 150 Attend Interfaith Affordable Housing Luncheon on Warriors Parade Day | Oakland Post Over 150 Attend Interfaith Affordable Housing Luncheon on Warriors Parade Day
caption: The Interfaith Affordable Housing Luncheon hosted by ‘Millennial’ Pastor Kenneth Anderson on June 15, was attended by over 150 pastors, developers, government officials and individuals interested in affordable housing in Oakland.  Celebrating the Warriors started after the forum! Photo by Sue Taylor. Underscoring the importance and the dire emergency of finding affordable housing while...
Oakland Post | June 23, 2017
Oakland City Council Adopts New Department of Violence Prevention | Oakland Post Oakland City Council Adopts New Department of Violence Prevention
The Oakland City Council voted this week to establish a Department of Violence  Prevention (DVP) as hundreds of Oaklanders came to City Hall to support the ordinance authored by President Larry Reid and Councilmembers Lynette Gibson McElhaney and Rebecca Kaplan. The passage of the ordinance means that the city will soon hire a Chief of […] The post Oakland City Council Adopts New Departme...
Oakland Post | June 23, 2017
Movement for Black Lives Wants Communities to Reclaim Public Land | Oakland Post Movement for Black Lives Wants Communities to Reclaim Public Land
Children help put finishing touches on a mural at a lot at 75th and Macarthur Boulevard in Oakland in effort for communities to reclaim public land. Black Lives Matter Bay Area and other organizations gathered on Juneteenth with members of the community in a day of action at the intersection of 75th and MacArthur in […] The post Movement for Black Lives Wants Communities to Reclaim Public...
Oakland Post | June 23, 2017
New Report Looks at Equity in Cannabis Industry | Oakland Post New Report Looks at Equity in Cannabis Industry
The Greenlining Institute and UC Berkeley are issuing a new cannabis report, “Cannabis Equity Policy” by researcher Leslie Valencia. The report will be published on Valencia’s website (https://www.lesliev.net/) on June 28. This research comes three months after the Oakland City Council modified Oakland’s groundbreaking cannabis Equity Permit Program, supported by an analysis of the program by [...
Oakland Post | June 23, 2017
Kalanick’s  Departure Gives Uber a New Chance in Oakland, Says  Community Coalition | Oakland Post Kalanick’s  Departure Gives Uber a New Chance in Oakland, Says  Community Coalition
Greenlining Institute President Orson Aguilar, who helped organize the “No Uber Oakland” campaign, made the following statement in reaction to the announcement that Travis Kalanick has resigned as CEO of Uber: “Travis Kalanick’s departure represents an opportunity that Uber must seize,” said Aguilar. “Uber offers a popular service but simply can’t survive in the long […] The post Kalanick...
Oakland Post | June 23, 2017
Community Seeks Waterfront Park to Save View of the Bay | Oakland Post Community Seeks Waterfront Park to Save View of the Bay
Hundreds of community members have signed a petition to the board of the East Bay Regional Park District requesting that they purchase or lease property near the Port of Oakland for a waterfront park to preserve a Bay view for the public. “Jack London” George Rowan Jr. presented the petition, which has been signed by […] The post Community Seeks Waterfront Park to Save View of the Bay app...
Oakland Post | June 23, 2017
C5 Drops New Music At Listening Party | Oakland Post C5 Drops New Music At Listening Party
San Francisco, CA – Lights, camera, action. Up and coming artists are always ready for the spotlight. The local talent in the Bay Area is rising and one future superstar in the making is ready for his fame now. C5’s official listening party for “Only Up From Here” kicked off last night at the Spotify […] The post C5 Drops New Music At Listening Party appeared first on Oakland Post.
Oakland Post | June 23, 2017
Oakland Protests Verdict in Philando Castile Death | Oakland Post Oakland Protests Verdict in Philando Castile Death
A subdued crowd of about 200 people gathered in front of Oakland’s City Hall to protest last Friday’s verdict in the case of the policeman who killed Philando Castile in a traffic stop in St. Anthony, Minn., in July of last year. Oakland’s impromptu rally, held last Saturday evening, was one of many held across […] The post Oakland Protests Verdict in Philando Castile Death appeared first...
Oakland Post | June 22, 2017
Trump Ratchets Up the Use of Guns, Bombs, Troops and Insults | Oakland Post Trump Ratchets Up the Use of Guns, Bombs, Troops and Insults
By Jesse Jackson In his campaign, Donald Trump promised “we’re going to start winning again.” In office, he has defined winning largely in military terms. His budget decimates the State Department while adding billions to the Pentagon. He boasts that he’s delegated decisions on force levels abroad to the Pentagon. Secretary of Defense Mike Mattis […] The post Trump Ratchets Up the Use of ...
Oakland Post | June 22, 2017
$20 Million Earmarked for Community Clinics for California’s Poor | Oakland Post $20 Million Earmarked for Community Clinics for California’s Poor
By Ana B. Ibarra, Kaiser Health News California State Treasurer John Chiang this week announced grants totaling $20 million for community clinics that serve low-income and vulnerable Californians. Chiang’s office called the grants an “emergency” response to possible cuts in federal health care spending being contemplated in Washington. The money is earmarked for any small […] The post $20...
Oakland Post | June 21, 2017
“Be relentless,” Says First Black Woman LAPD Police Commander | Oakland Post “Be relentless,” Says First Black Woman LAPD Police Commander
By Alison Hewitt, UCLA News The keynote speaker at this year’s UCLA graduation was Anita Ortega, a former UCLA basketball star, a first-generation college student and the first African-American woman to become a Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) area commander. “Be relentless,” she advised, both on their own behalf and on behalf of the voiceless. […] The post “Be relentless,” Says Firs...
Oakland Post | June 21, 2017