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Oakland Nonprofit Plans More Affordable Housing

OAKLAND, CA — Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf and Alameda County Treasurer-Tax Collector Henry Levy said Wednesday that they have teamed with the non-profit Hello Housing to transform 26 vacant properties into permanently affordable housing for low- and moderate-income residents. Schaaf and Levy said the City of Oakland’s Housing and Community …

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Why California Wildfires Are Infernos In October

October is often a deadly wildfire month in California. In fact, 26 years ago today the Oakland Hills Fire ignited. The flames eventually killed 25 people. This year’s death toll is 42 for the North Bay fires. The environment this time of year offers the perfect conditions for giant blazes to …

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Backseat shooter charged in woman’s death

OAKLAND — Two women have been charged for their suspected roles in the killing of another woman who died Oct. 2, three weeks after she was shot while riding in a car with them in East Oakland, according to authorities and court records. Charged with murder and carrying a loaded …

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Ganja Yoga opens in Oakland – The Pioneer

Rebecca Olmos, ContributorOctober 19, 2017 When you arrive to the Ganja Yoga studio in Oakland, you’re welcomed by Jess Dugan, the instructor for the class. Candles are lit, refreshments are offered, and so is a tray of complimentary cannabis products. For $25 Ganja Yoga offers students a 30 minute social …

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Diablo wind fanned deadly Oakland Hills fire in 1991

The fire was first reported just after noon on Oct. 19, 1991, a clear Saturday in the Oakland Hills where five years of drought had left the grassy slopes bone dry. The brush fire began above a home on Buckingham Boulevard, and a rapid response by firefighters stopped the blaze’s …

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McKay Brothers Receives Additional Minority Investments

OAKLAND, California, GENEVA and PARIS, Oct. 19, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — McKay Brothers, a market leader in low latency networks, today announces agreements with Susquehanna International Group, LLP and XR Trading that will support the continued growth of McKay’s successful private bandwidth and market data businesses. Under the terms of the agreements, …

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