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Tweet 460 Grand Avenue is a planned development at a prime real estate address near Lake Merritt that, when finished, will offer 78 apartment units in a brand new five-story building. About 30 percent of the apartments will be Section 8. “Section 8” is a “Housing Choice Voucher Program,” that provides rental help to private landlords....

Tweet This Oakland News is chocked full of a lot of stuff, so let’s get to it. Oakland A’s and Oakland Raiders Extend Coliseum Leases The Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum Authority has announced it extended the lease agreements of the Oakland A’s and the Oakland Raiders. According to the JPA’s press release “the lease for the Oakland...

Tweet The Oakland City Council is to take up the annually thorny issue of city council district boundary changes, or what’s called “redistricting.” Tonight, as I sit here at Oakland City Council, there nine different scenarios the City Council has been asked to consider: Maps 18 and 21 through 28. What follows is a summary, based on what...

Tweet Oakland News: Bryan Parker, Fruitvale Station At Grand Lake Theater, Police Substation At Adams Point. Bryan Parker For Mayor Of Oakland Reaches Successful Campaign Milestone Bryan Parker, the Oakland digital company exec who’s running for Mayor Of Oakland, held a campaign fund raiser last night at Liege in Old Oakland that was so successful, Oakland...

Tweet This Oakland News is an addendum. It comes from emailed reports that, to protect those involved, will not be entirely directly referred to. It involves an incident that happened Sunday night into Monday Morning at 1:30 AM. The person wrote that… My co-worker, who lives on Jayne, just alerted me to a very disturbing and violent incident last night....

Tweet This Oakland News has a lot going on for Tuesday, June 18th, 2013, which is tomorrow. First, the legendary Rod Dibble is back at The Alley at 3325 Grand Avenue across from Walden Pond Book Store and The Boot And Shoe, and up the street from The Grand Lake Theater. The famous piano man knows something like 6,000 songs and show-tunes in his head, and...

Tweet This, pure and simple, is the worst case of dumping this blogger has ever seen in Oakland. It’s at 353 Euclid at the corner of Euclid and Palm Avenue in Adams Point, near Lake Merritt, Oakland. What’s even worst than that, is the man in the video says this sort of thing goes on in San Francisco, too! So we have a new generational habit?...

Tweet Tonight, the Oakland City Council will take up the issue of a “Dog Park” at what is now called Astro Park, the popular green space bordered by Lakeshore, Mac Arthur, and Grand Avenues next to Lake Merritt and between Oakland’s Adams Point area and the China / Haddon Hill area. To be frank and clear, that park is for kids and always has...

Tweet Oakland News blog update as I work on a new set of Oakland videos including what is a controversial election recap with Alameda City Manager and friend John Russo. No word on the controversy – you’ll have to wait for the video which will be out before the end of this week. Now, let’s turn to the Oakland Army Base. On November 20th, Gene...

Tweet In this campaign we are fortunate to have a lot of forums to discuss the future of our city, what will we do? how will we house people? how will we address food desserts like West Oakland?  And then we get 30 seconds, a minute or if we are really lucky 2 minutes to boil it all down.  So a lot of time I spend talking about what I have done as a Community...

Tweet I have been running for Oakland City Council since May 23, 2011 when I had my first house party in Adams Point. I’m running for Oakland City Councilmember because I believe in the promise and possibility of Oakland. I’m running for City Council to give the residents of District 3 the leadership we need—and the ability to get things—on...

Tweet Oakland’s used to hearing about the focus of crimes being Black or Latino males – well, we have a turning point. Perhaps a combination of the changing demographics of Oakland, and a large influx of young people who are white, and the overall high unemployment in Oakland, and other factors, but the fact remains, this message posted at the Adams...

Tweet This is a message that appeared on the Adams Point Yahoo Message Board: I have lived in Adams Point for 13 years. I reported suspicous activity Friday morning to the non emergency OPD line. I want to make sure that you are aware of it as well. Friday morning at 8:10 am I left 377 Palm Avenue headed to work. While standing in front of the building zipping...

Tweet It looks like the owner of the Round Table Pizza at 398 Grand Avenue and Staten Avenue in Oakland, CA, likes a trashy neighborhood! San Diego, CA – I had to take a minute away from Comic Con stuff to post this news after reading a message from the Adams Point Community Group that was just unbelievable. Take a look: I just had a very bad encounter...

Tweet Oakland MayDay went off without a hitch, at first – but then… Frankly, I had so much backlog from my New York NFL Draft trip, and interviews conducted before that, that the idea of adding to it with more videos gave me a belly ache. I’m just one person. Plus, the only reason I’d go down to the MayDay march of May 1st was to...

Tweet Happy Easter Sunday from Georgia, where I spend about half my time these days, as my Mom’s here! But, as always, I have to blog...

Tweet Folks, be aware of this man. An Oakland (California) Adams Point resident posted a message that was completely horrifying. So, without further delay, here it is, in full: I;m posting snips from an email a friend sent me last night. She wants to remain anonymous, but agreed to letting me post these details. Please, be careful when you’re out on...

Tweet A simple email making the Internet rounds characterizes just how dangerous the really nice area of Adams Point can be, and the adjacent neighborhood of China Hill, where the Trader Joe’s in located on Lakeshore. Keep in mind what you’re about to read happened in daylight, not at night: Hi all, I want to let you know that a young woman was robbed...

Tweet On Saturday, this space reported the rather unfortunate speech given by Oakland Mayor Jean Quan, and this blogger’s take that it was rather racist. This is the video that was posted: Now this update. According to a source, Quan was speaking at the 16th Annual Chinese Media Awards in Foster City on September 24th, 2011. (Which means the video...

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