Brandyn Willridge is carving out space in a field with few Black and BIPOC practitioners, with help from the West Oakland industrial arts nonprofit.
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Another twist in the coal wars: West Oakland terminal developer walks away from settlement deal
In a surprise move, Phil Tagami just reopened his fight to build a coal terminal at Oakland’s former Army Base.
‘Born out of this community’: How 2 West Oakland arts nonprofits spotlight Hoover-Durant
Center for ArtEsteem and Bay Area Mural Program’s San Pablo Avenue murals represent the neighborhood’s history and culture.
Major West Oakland housing development delayed again
Community and environmental advocates still have concerns about the proposed 222-unit Golden West complex.
Howard Terminal town hall: West Oakland residents share concerns—and Fife floats a bold proposal
City councilmember Carroll Fife, whose district contains the proposed site, raised the possibility of letting Oakland voters decide its fate.
No more truck parking in most of West Oakland?
The City Council might make big updates to rules on where commercial trucks can drive and park.
‘Evolutionary Blues,’ a film about West Oakland’s musical legacy, returns at the Grand Lake Theatre
Some of the pioneers featured in the doc have passed away since the film debuted in 2017. But you can learn their stories at a special screening next Thursday.
Local roller skaters have a vision for a ‘Panther Skate Plaza’
A roller skater collective wants to bring an outdoor rink to West Oakland’s DeFremery Park.
Major West Oakland housing development remains in limbo
The city must decide whether to move forward on the ‘Golden West’ project that would add over 200 housing units next to the BART station, or press pause to conduct an environmental review.
Curbsteading: One West Oakland resident’s reflections on living outdoors
Mavin Carter Griffin, founder of the Wood Street People’s Collective, says we’re thinking about “homelessness” in all the wrong ways.
Oakland’s Black Liberation Walking Tour will use oral history to root a community in place
Tour organizers hope to prevent further gentrification and build support for a new library in Oakland’s Hoover-Foster neighborhood.