The news broke Monday morning four mothers who occupied a vacant West Oakland house scored a huge victory in the ultimate fight between greed and good. The grassroots activist group Moms 4 Housing won an agreement from house-flipping developer Wedgewood Properties, and the house they’ve been occupying for two months
By Sunny Dell The Alameda County Sheriff’s Office Tuesday chose to carry out the eviction of mothers with a presence as though they were ready to invade a small country. There was a violence to the moment disproportionate to the purpose. Spokesperson Ray Kelly publicly claimed in post-operation press conference
A very popular new store opened in Oakland this week, but the goods stocked on the shelves are not quite what you’d expect. Val-U-Mart is a new interactive art installation at Pro Arts Gallery offering a playful exploration of money, values, and consumerism. Seventy-five Bay Area artists came together to make
John Lee Cowell doesn’t deny killing Nia Wilson, 18, and injuring her sister Letifah, but neither does he take responsibility for his actions, claiming he is not guilty by reason of insanity. His defense attorney previously entered the plea on his behalf, but Cowell, 29, showed up to a hearing
An exclusive late-night access to OMCA’s major fall exhibition No Spectators: The Art of Burning Man, plus enjoy the rare opportunity to enjoy snacks and beverages from the Blue Oak café inside the gallery while spending time with your community. Stay up late and marvel at the spectacular artworks from
People are gathering Wednesday to remember the life and death of Oscar Grant III. A noon vigil and rally organized by the Oscar Grant Foundation takes place 11 years after Grant was fatally shot on a BART platform at Oakland’s Fruitvale station in the wee hours of the new year.
The Hyphy Holiday Reunion features Too Short, The godfather of Bay Area hip-hop, the creator of pimp rap, the originator of the independent hustle, the controversial youth advocate and the Hugh Hefner of urban America, a pioneer and a legend. Friday, December 27, 2019 | August Hall | Tickets can be
Portugal. The Man took 2017 by the horns after a considerably long gap, especially for a band that has dropped roughly an album a year since 2006. With these two ideas converging, the band made a seemingly bat-shit-crazy decision: they took all of the work they had done for the