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Tuesday, April 8th, 2014

The Skinny: Oakland City Council Committee Preview, Apr. 8, 2014

Oakland City Council Committees Preview 1 Frank Ogawa Plaza Tuesday, Apr. 8, begins at 9:30 a.m. Hashtag: #oakmtg >>> COMMUNITY & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT CRAZY LIKE A FOX THEATER The investors for Oakland’s Fox Theater want the city to reaffirm certain tax credits used for the massive restoration project will be afforded to them in the future.

Wednesday, January 8th, 2014

On colds and neighbors and unsheltered people in Oakland (Community Voices)

I woke up with a hacking cough at about 3AM this morning. I focused solely on my own misery until I heard an accompanying cough through the wall; my neighbor in the next apartment in my fancy...

Thursday, January 2nd, 2014

Aunt Mary’s Cafe added gate to front of Telegraph Avenue restaurant, no more homeless sleepers

Aunt Mary’s, the down-home and community-minded Temescal eatery that opens for breakfast around 8 a.m. and closes at 3 p.m., was famous in the neighborhood for its commitment to providing an evening place to sleep for local...

Wednesday, December 25th, 2013

Oakland City Emergency Shelter downtown provides refuge from cold for homeless population

Oakland’s homeless population had cause to worry when the Oakland Army Base’s Winter Shelter finally closed for good, especially in the wake of a recent Bay Area cold snap that claimed a number of homeless victims. Questions...