The Oakbook

Oakland Voices is on hiatus while we wait for our new class. In the meantime, we are offering a live feed from The Oakbook. Get updates on Oakland issues and events from a unique perspective.

Oakland Innovator Named to White House Council for Community Solutions - (Posted on: December, 15 2010 at 02:49 PM)

           An Oakland innovator in helping families out of poverty has been named to the new White House Council for Community Solutions. Maurice Lim Miller, founder and CEO of the Family Independence Initiative (FII), will serve on the council which will work to maximize the impact of community-developed solutions to issues of poverty.

The Oakland Weekend - (Posted on: December, 16 2010 at 01:10 PM)

Holiday festivals, lights, ice-skating, concerts, Santa Claus, with a political discussion group thrown in

From The S.F. Chronicle - (Posted on: December, 20 2010 at 12:41 PM)

Oakland hopes to expand free Broadway shuttle

From The East Bay Express - (Posted on: December, 20 2010 at 12:54 PM)

Hi tech phones to measure air quality in West Oakland

Mayor Elect Jean Quan Talks  - (Posted on: December, 21 2010 at 02:10 PM)

Mayor Elect Jean Quan talks about her transition team, plans to attract businesses, tensions with the police union, being the first Asian American and woman mayor and what Oaklanders can do for their city

A look at Oakland, Back In The Day - (Posted on: December, 23 2010 at 01:08 PM)

Stepping into Cuts and Bends Hair Center on Foothill Boulevard in East Oakland is like stepping into an African American museum, with vintage posters of boxing matches, classic jazz album covers, African sculptures, posters of Malcolm X, Louis Armstrong, Martin Luther King Jr. and paintings depicting African American life. Piles of newspapers are stacked around the barber’s chair of owner Kenneth Hogans. Scroll down to listen to the voices of Oaklanders sharing their memories.

Oakland in the 2010 Rear View Mirror - (Posted on: December, 28 2010 at 04:06 PM)

       Looking back over the year in Oakland, 2010 was a year of growth, frustration and continued challenges. But most of all it was a year that promised change. The most obvious was the election of a new mayor, City Councilmember Jean Quan who will be the city’s first woman and first Asian American mayor. It was also the city’s first experience with ranked choice voting (RCV, the acronym always sounds like an old-fashioned  television set.)

A New Year's Wish List for Oakland  - (Posted on: December, 30 2010 at 01:35 PM)

Here’s a New Year’s Wish List for Oakland. We finish 2011 with fewer than 50 homicides, half of this year’s total. Well, maybe that’s a little unrealistic. But it reflects the hope that’s on everyone’s mind. Here’s a more realistic wish