2012 East Oakland Project Blogs

Citizens, Clergy Appeal for Peace During East Oakland Night Walk

Three East Oakland Night Walks have been organized so far by City Team and Lifelines, in support of the Oakland’s Cease Fire program. I was on the second walk, which began several weeks ago at the Israelite Missionary Baptist Church at 21st Ave and 21st Street in the San Antonio area. People began arriving at 6:30 in the evening – all committed to making a difference on the violent streets of Oakland. […]

2012 East Oakland Project Blogs

Notes from an Oakland Peace March

Two Peace Marches against gun violence snaked through through East and West Oakland last Saturday and culminated with a City Hall rally with hundreds of people asking City officials and candidates for City office to both help reduce violence in the streets and improve relations between the OPD and communities of color. […]

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2012 East Oakland Project Blogs

Health of the Hood: Castlemont/Golf Links

By Howard Dyckoff – In my neighborhood, there are no bookstores, or supermarkets or restaurants. There are no dress shops, no dry cleaners, no pharmacies or drugstores. These services lie a mile or two or three away, some still in Deep East Oakland, but not very close by. […]