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Councilwoman Carroll Fife Engages with Constituents, A’s team, around Howard Terminal Ballpark

Oakland City Councilwoman Carroll Fife called on residents from West Oakland and Chinatown, neighborhoods she represents as part of District 3, to discuss plans for the new waterfront ballpark and high-end housing development at Howard[Read more]
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Oakland City Council, Youth Commission Highlight Unhoused Youth Voices and Issues

On Monday, April 25, Oakland City Council held a special meeting with the Youth Advisory Commission to give an informational report on youth homelessness in Oakland. Nationally each year, close to 4.2 million youth and[Read more]
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Oakland Schools Closed and Port Shut Down To Protest Closures and Privatization 

On Friday, April 29, the Oakland Education Association held a one-day strike to protest the Oakland Unified School District’s lack of an engagement process prior to deciding to permanently close eight schools and truncate two[Read more]
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Fighting Fires With People: Seven Oakland Firefighters Talk About the Work They Do (Part 1)

This past summer, two Oakland firefighters came to my apartment building to get a replacement key for the knox box, which is outside all multiple unit buildings, to allow firefighters to access the building in[Read more]
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“Ghetto Gospel” EP Release on 4/20 at Oakstop Will be Vibe Muzik’s Debut 

Transforming and evolving musically in times of strife has become a soothing balm for Mandala Msanii (Baylis), leading to the creation of Vibe Muzik’s new EP, Ghetto Gospel. When Oakland Voices first featured Msanii (as[Read more]