Oakland

Ready for Pride this weekend? Or maybe you're looking for something more low-key to do? We have you covered in our suggestions for what to do around the Bay Area this weekend.

Oakland Police O25 Occupy Oakland Oscar Grant Plaza, Steve Rhodes, used under CC license, cropped and resized

Update: The headline has been changed to reflect that fact that the allegations include statutory rape and human trafficking.

Up until recently, the Oakland Police Department appeared to be moving past the racial profiling scandals and police brutality charges that plagued the department. 

Daily news roundup for Monday, June 20, 2016

Jun 20, 2016
Steve Rhodes

Here’s what’s happening in the Bay Area, as curated by KALW News:

 

Oakland Mayor: Police Culture is 'Toxic,' 'Macho,' and 'Disgusting' // East Bay Express

 

“’We are hell bent on rooting out this disgusting culture,’ said a visibly angry Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf at a Friday evening press conference.

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We have a few suggestions for you on what to do around our Bay Area this weekend.

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Microsoft enters marijuana field … Sonoma County raids canna oil maker … Two losses for native tribes … Big Marijuana will ruin everything: yes or no?  And more.

LEGALIZATION & LEGISLATION

Comments due Monday on medical regulations // CalNORML

The Bureau of Medical Marijuana Regulation (BMMR) will close its feedback survey on Monday, June 20. The bureau hopes the public will provide comments, suggestions, or concerns. 

 

Dawline-Jane Oni-Eseleh is an artist and illustrator. Her work ranges from photography to printmaking to pen-and-ink drawings she does while riding BART. 

Breathmobile rolls relief into Bay Area schools

Jun 15, 2016
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Industrial pollution in West Oakland and all throughout Alameda County can cause major problems for kids who live there. Aimed at addressing this issue, a mobile asthma clinic called the Breathmobile travels around to schools in the area.

Sound healing

Jun 14, 2016
Truc Nguyen

Eric Cetnarski works as a sound healer in Oakland. Sound healing can be many things: from listening to our favorite songs to using our voices. 

"Tourettes Without Regrets - July 4, 2013" by Flickr user Oakland Local, used under CC BY-NC-ND 2.0 / Resized and cropped

Jamie DeWolf, founder and host of tonight's performance, steps up to the microphone. The stage he stands on juts out into the center of the Oakland Metro Operahouse, practically surrounded by the eager crowd.

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Our suggestions for what to do in the Bay Area this weekend span the cinematic, the aerodynamic, and the pop-tastic. 

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Oakland tries to right wrongs with dispensary rules … Police fund opposition to recreation measure … Health … Opinion … and more.

LEGALIZATION & LEGISLATION

Reformed criminals, certain neighborhoods, win preference in Oakland dispensary plan // East Bay Express

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New state agency wants input … Calaveras officials and public clash over Green Rush … Pot prices plummet with legalization … and more

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AUMA qualifies for November … Former S.F. sheriff now cannabis consultant … Sex and pot … and more.

LEGALIZATION & LEGISLATION

AUMA qualifies for November ballot // L.A. Times

 

In Oakland, just past Jack London Square, there’s a zone along the water that’s a little wild. It’s past the new condos and great restaurants, past the wholesale produce warehouses that open for business before dawn, and down the channel from Lake Merritt’s newly landscaped park. It’s an in-between space. But change is coming from both sides.

 

Can Oakland hotels help catch sex traffickers?

Apr 21, 2016
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In recent years it has become more and more common for arrangements to buy and sell sex to be made online and behind closed doors. A lot of the time it’s not among consenting adults — it’s forced prostitution or sex trafficking.

 

There’s been a lot of news about refugees from Syria, Afghanistan and Sudan and their attempts to enter Europe, but we hear far less about people trying to escape Yemen, where a war has been going on for just over a year now.

Photo by Bill Joyce

Two tennis courts, enclosed by a chain link fence, sit adjacent to Athol Plaza Park in Oakland, near Lake Merritt.  Laila Espinoza is here nearly every weekend. She hangs a canvas on the tennis court fence so passersby can catch a glimpse of her painting. Today, it’s the image of Our Lady Of Guadalupe in the form of a mermaid; a painting she created on this tennis court.

Daily news roundup for Monday, April 11, 2016

Apr 11, 2016
"Warriors Blimp 2" by Flickr user Ardail Smith. Used under CC BY-NC-SA 2.0 / cropped and resized

Here’s what’s happening in the Bay Area as curated by KALW news:

Warriors tie Bulls' mark with 72nd Win // East Bay Times

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The weekend is upon us, and we’ve wrangled a few suggestions of events and things worth doing around the Bay Area.

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DEA looks at reclassifying cannabis … Grownups just say no … Harborside leaves Oregon … “Heavy users = losers” … Events, opinion and more.

LEGALIZATION & LEGISLATION

DEA to consider reclassification of cannabis by mid-year // Huffington Post

Daily News Roundup for Thursday, April 7, 2016

Apr 7, 2016
By Shereen Adel

Here's What's Happening in the Bay Area as Curated by KALW News:

In wake of mural fight, Oakland developer agrees to hundreds of thousands of dollars in concessions // San Francisco Business Journal

Photo courtesy of Ana Biocini


Oakland Tribune crime reporter David DeBolt still remembers when his paper got the call from the Oakland Police Department. They wanted local reporters like him to come to police headquarters to watch police body camera footage of two recent officer-involved shootings.

Dan Roth

On Thursday, March 17th, Kamau Right Now! was broadcast live from Impact Hub in downtown Oakland.  Joining W. Kamau Bell were social justice leader Lateefah Simon, journalist and hip hop historian Dave "Davey D." Cook, poet-comedian Bucky Sinister.  Plus, an "awkward talk" with Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf and music from Bhi Bhiman.   

Daily news roundup for Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Mar 16, 2016

Here’s what’s happening in the Bay Area, as curated by KALW News:

Bay Area reservoirs still far from full: Conservation experts hope that drought lessons last // San Mateo Daily Journal

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We have a few suggestions for you on what to do around our Bay Area this weekend.

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For decades, development investors didn’t want to touch Oakland. In 1997, one economist called the city an “ugly duckling in a bay of swans.” But these days, Oakland is one of the “hottest,” or fastest-growing, real estate markets in the country.

Daily News Roundup for Monday March 7, 2016

Mar 7, 2016
"Red" by Flickr user marcin ejsmont. Used under CC BY-NC-ND 2.0 / cropped and resized

Here's what's happening in the Bay Area, as curated by KALW news:

Sunset Magazine relocates to Oakland, setting sights on younger, urban readers // Oakland North

"Guests were met with the soft and periodic sound of whizzing traffic on one side and ferry boats on the other as they made their way up the steps into the new Oakland offices of Sunset Magazine in Jack London Square. A smiling security guard opened the door with a small whoosh and let them enter the 110,000-square foot office space with white cubicles and office chairs on one end and tables for drinks, hors d’oeuvres and party bags on the other."

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Sure, it's going to be stormy outside this weekend, but we've lined up some unique and fun, indoor events to check out this weekend in the Bay Area.

Chris Hambrick

Here in the Bay Area, rents are rising, and housing inventory is shrinking. It’s forcing many here to decide -- either you have to leave the area completely, or you have to get creative about your housing situation.

A poem from Youth Radio: "Rose Flower"

Feb 22, 2016
"PICT0294" by Flickr user Sorin Florea. Used under CC BY-NC-ND 2.0 / Resized and cropped

Darelle Brown is a participant in Remix Your Life, an arts program run by Youth Radio. Brown grew up in Oakland, and he imagines what it's like to be a rose pushing it's way up through his city's soil.

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