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Wednesday, November 13th, 2013

Occupy Oakland: Real-life street theater in three acts

Occupy Oakland will go down as one of the most controversial populist movements in history. One of Occupy’s first acts, before it even officially became a thing, was to unofficially rename Oakland’s Frank Ogawa Plaza after Oscar Grant, the 22 year-old Hayward resident killed by a BART cop two years earlier. While the renaming was

Thursday, November 7th, 2013

Occupy Oakland anniversary coverage: A look back at the Oakland news (and community voices)

In October 2011, Occupy protesters set up tents and encampments in Frank Ogawa Plaza as a way to show solidarity with the global Occupy movement. By October 12, the city of Oakland had taken note and, on...

Wednesday, November 6th, 2013

Survey reveals Oaklanders have mixed feelings about Occupy Oakland’s legacy and impact

To some residents of Oakland, Occupy Oakland was a godsend. To others, it was a nightmare. Two years after the offshoot of the Occupy Wall Street movement established an encampment at Frank Ogawa Plaza—unofficially renamed Oscar Grant...

Friday, October 11th, 2013

Two years later, Occupy activists haven’t given up on the Gill Tract

Driving down San Pablo Blvd into Albany, it’s easy to miss the Gill Tract — it looks like an ordinary plot of land. Something you give less than a cursory glance as you wait for the traffic...

Friday, October 11th, 2013

How did Occupy Oakland affect your life? Oakland Local wants to hear from you.

Were you involved with Occupy Oakland?  Oakland Local is looking back in honor of the two year anniversary of the Occupation.  Share your experience with us through a short survey at the link below.  We will report...

Monday, June 24th, 2013

Oakland, Alameda County To Pay $1 Million To Oscar Grant Protesters Arrested Nov. 2010

Just two weeks away from the opening of Fruitvale Station, the highly-acclaimed feature film about the last days of Hayward-resident Oscar Grant and the city of Oakland and Alameda County can’t help but unwittingly promoting the film. On...

Thursday, March 22nd, 2012

Interfaith Occupy group takes back plaza for a while Wednesday

The plaza in front of Oakland City Hall became an Occupy site again on Wednesday night when an interfaith group of Occupy leaders held a service for Trayvon Martin, the African-American youth killed in Florida, and said they would...

Monday, January 2nd, 2012

Oakland Local’s most-read stories about Occupy Oakland from 2011

For a while, Oakland Local was so occupied with covering Occupy Oaklnd we wondered how we could cover anything else at the same time.  That burst of energy led to more than 45 stories and community posts–...

Monday, December 12th, 2011

Occupy Oakland has 3 PM rally, 6 PM General Assembly to decide next steps, workers still not at Port

Two waves of protesters hit the port on Monday as part of an Occupy West Coast Port blockage that ranged from Anchorage, Alaska to San Diego. The morning act results in the closure or partial closure of...

Sunday, November 20th, 2011

Occupy Oakland march and taking of Henry Kaiser Park (PHOTOS)

More than 1,500 people marched through Oakland yesterday as part of the Occupy Oakland march and demonstration. As some veered off to plant a garden at Frank Ogawa Plaza (dubbed Oscar Grant Plaza by some), most headed...

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