Vator Splash conference coming to Oakland May 2014 – Oakland Local

Vator Splash conference coming to Oakland May 2014Oakland LocalWith local and national startups competing to win meetings with top VCs, an array of prominent speakers and sponsorship by major companies…

The Skinny: Oakland City Council Committees, Feb. 25, 2014 – Oakland Local

The Skinny: Oakland City Council Committees, Feb. 25, 2014Oakland LocalBE AWARE An additional item offered by Councilmember Libby Schaaf seeks to create a reserve for unfunded liabilities with $534,500. The…

“We don’t need more police”: Mayor & Police Chief hit a nerve at town hall – Oakland Local

Oakland LocalAnd while some balked at the surveillance, Mayor Quan argued that this technology brings Oakland in step with cities using the same tactics to get safe. “We can’t pretend…

Oakland School District considering new parcel tax « Oakland Local – San Francisco Chronicle (blog)

San Francisco Chronicle (blog)Oakland’s school board is considering putting a parcel tax on the November ballot to fund improvement in its high schools. Although it’s made progress lowering the high…

Oakland Attendance Awards: Solutions for Chronic Absence – Oakland Local

Oakland LocalOakland Mayor Jean Quan and School Board Director Anne Campbell-Washington were among the 50 people who attended. AttendanceAwards14.jpg. Click here to view photos of the Oakland Attendance Awards on…

Jennifer LeBarre leads the way in Oakland’s school lunch progress – Oakland Local

Oakland LocalOakland has been at the forefront of progressive food service since the Black Panthers started the Free Breakfast for Children program in 1969. That history is one reason the…

The Skinny: Oakland City Council Preview, Feb. 18, 2014 – Oakland Local

Oakland LocalTHE DAC IS BACK City staff needed more time to determine whether Schneider Electric is eligible under Oakland’s Nuclear Weapons Free Zone ordinance to build the second phase of…

Celebrate Oakland Restaurant Week’s Fourth Year – Oakland Local

Oakland LocalNow in its fourth year, Oakland Restaurant Week is a 10-day celebration of Oakland’s booming food scene that runs from January 17th to the 26th. Participating restaurants (and there…

East Oakland Foothill Square opening and job fair: End of the food desert? – Oakland Local

East Oakland Foothill Square opening and job fair: End of the food desert?Oakland LocalA mall in a notoriously economically depressed part of East Oakland is being reborn after a 20-year…

Proposal for new A’s stadium targets Port of Oakland – CBSSports.com

CBSSports.comThe good news: There’s a new stadium proposal for the A’s at a site in Oakland, meaning all the hurdles of clearing any move through Major League Baseball would be…

Josh Cribbs To Raiders? Mayor Quan’s Bodyguard; Oakland Workers Video: News

UPDATE: Quan And Husband Violate City Charter When He Drives Here Around. A lot of Oakland news, from the Oakland Raiders trying to land Josh Cribbs to Oakland Local 21’s…

Was Oakland Mayor Quan’s Husband Driving Drunk In Art Murmur Video?

UPDATE: a friend called to assert that Dr. Floyd Huen does not drink and the video-person was being inappropriate to he and the Mayor of Oakland. Was Floyd Huen, the…

Oakland News: Oakland A’s At Top 2012 Stories, NYE Tips

Oakland News is back but this may not be the last one of 2012 just yet. As this blog is made, this blogger’s visiting his mother in Chicago. Christmas was…

Oakland Police Hold Open House Friday, May 4th

Another step in the Oakland Police Departments work to rebuild its relationship with the Oakland Community – and this is a good one. Read from Oakland Local: Meet Oakland Police…

Oakland Blogosphere Withering? East Bay Express Article Full Of Crap

I should have known better than to take the call of East Bay Express writer Rachel Swan, who was writing an article that not only looked narrowly at Oakland bloggers…