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Tweets of the Mayoral Race: Allen Temple Forum

The race to become Oakland’s next mayor is serious business with serious consequences for the people of East Oakland, who often face issues that only major city hall policy change can affect. As election day draws near, the candidates’ positions on everything from health to economic growth are scrutinized. On October 22nd at Allen Temple Arms, […]

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East Oakland, the Forgotten Enclave of Oakland

  Brown fields (land contaminated by past industrial use), crowded buses, six corner stores in a seven block radius—none of which had fresh fruits or vegetables. Asthma, low-wages and affordable housing were among the many issues that East Oakland residents highlighted for Oakland’s mayoral candidates. Roughly 70 – 80 people attended the East Oakland Mayoral […]

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Oakland Mayoral Candidates Speak

The candidates running to be the next Mayor of Oakland speak for themselves.  Following are video clips of the candidates speaking at the East Oakland Building Healthy Communities mayoral forum. See what they had to say for yourself. Nancy Sidebotham, Jean Quan, Saied Karamooz, Patrick McCullough, Courtney Ruby, Libby Schaaf, Dan Siegel, Joe Tuman   […]

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The Mayor of 82nd Ave

Organized under East Oakland Building Healthy Communities’ umbrella, the mayor and would-be mayors flocked to Allen Temple Arms located at 82nd Ave. and International Blvd, seeking blessings from Deep-in-the “E.” But first the office seekers had to listen to voices from a medley of residents singing from their life’s hymnal−a song wanting what every citizen […]