What They Are Saying As House Passes President Biden’s American Rescue Plan

The White House released this “What They Are Saying” press release after the U.S. House of Representatives passed President Biden’s American Rescue Plan WHAT THEY ARE SAYING: House Passes President … Read More

ILWU Union Video Claims Howard Terminal Ballpark Is Oakland Port Land Grab

Oakland Port Land Grab From YouTube Channel: March 9, 2021 at 11:57PM ONN – ILWU Union Video Claims Howard Terminal Balpark Is Oakland Port Land Grab The International Longshore and … Read More

Kaplan Wins: Oakland City Council Unanimously Votes To Launch MACRO In – House

Rebeca Kaplan, the Oakland City Councilmember’s At-Large Representative, Effectively Used All Media To Gain Passage of Mobile Assistance Community Responders of Oakland (MACRO), in partnership with the Oakland Fire Department … Read More

The Most Influential African American / Black Sports Executives In The SF Bay Area

KPIX Channel 5 Sports Anchor Vernon Glenn Gives Shout-Out To Zennie62Media CEO Zennie Abraham For The Most Influential African American / Black Sports Executives In The SF Bay Area List … Read More

Buffy Wicks Oakland California Assemblymember Announces 2021 Legislative Package

Buffy Wicks slate of bills include policies to protect working families; fight California’s housing crisis; reform the Employment Development Department (EDD); and more Oakland – On Wednesday, Assemblymember Buffy Wicks … Read More

Oakland Athletics Ballpark At Howard Terminal New Video Images Released Before DEIR Report

Oakland Athletics Ballpark At Howard Terminal New Video Images Released Before DEIR Report From YouTube Channel: February 26, 2021 at 02:14PM ONN – Oakland Athletics Ballpark At Howard Terminal New … Read More

Howard Terminal Draft Environmental Impact Report Released By City Of Oakland, A’s – PMSA’s Mike Jacob Attacks

The Howard Terminal Draft Environmental Impact Report (DEIR) is out of its cage and here at this link! The City of Oakland and The Oakland Athletics released the Draft Environmental … Read More

Howard Terminal Oakland Athletics Ballpark Community CBA Update: Draft EIR Friday, Transit Concerns Shared

Howard Terminal Ballpark update with the release of the Draft Environmental Impact Report, here. The last OaklandNewNow.com blog post update on the process toward building a new ballpark for the … Read More

Ben Bartlett, Berkeley Councilmember Speech On Resolution To End Exclusionary Zoning

Berkeley City Council Meeting Tuesday February 23, 2021 Item 29 – Resolution to End Exclusionary Zoning in Berkeley Passed Unanimously: 9-0-0 Thank Vice Mayor Droste, CM Taplin, and Robinson for … Read More

Oakland Mayor Schaaf Should Focus On Affordable Housing Needs, Not Victory Laps During Pandemic

The Office of Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf just sent an email that is a kind of victory lap for the production of affordable housing in Oakland. What’s bothersome about the … Read More

Oakland Vice Mayor Rebecca Kaplan Seeks to Ease Permit Process

Oakland — Oakland’s Vice-Mayor Rebecca Kaplan is introducing a resolution designed to add support to the Building and Planning department at the March 2, 2021, City Council meeting. Kaplan’s proposed … Read More

President Biden & VP Harris Announces Extension Of COVID-19 Forbearance, Homeowners Foreclosure Protections

As millions of Americans face continued hardship from the COVID-19 pandemic, President Biden and Vice President Harris continue to take action to help keep individuals and families in their homes. … Read More

Ben Bartlett Says Let’s Talk Reopening Berkeley Schools: Town Hall Thursday, 2/18/21

On Thursday, February 18th, 2021, 7:00 PM PST, the office of Berkeley City Councilman Ben Bartlett will be holding a ZOOM Virtual Town Hall with School Board Director Laura Babitt … Read More

Delvecchio Finley Left Alameda Health System To Become CEO Of Atrium Health Navicent In Atlanta

An Alameda Health System follow-up on Delvecchio Finley, and based on Oakland News Now‘s original reporting of the AHS lawsuit against the Alameda County Board of Supervisors for allegations that… … Read More

YouTuber: Oakland Street Trash & Homelessness Continue To Grow In 2021

Oakland Street Trash & Homelessness continue to grow in 2021 From YouTube Channel: February 11, 2021 at 04:47AM ONN – YouTuber: Oakland Street Trash & Homelessness Continue To Grow In … Read More

Someone Is Shooting A Gun Just Over An Hour, Hourly, Daily, In Oakland

Someone Is Shooting A Gun Just Over An Hour, Hourly, Daily, In Oakland ONN – Someone Is Shooting A Gun Just Over An Hour, Hourly, Daily, In Oakland – vlog … Read More

Fences, Protesters Return To Berkeley’s Peoples’ Park

Fences, Protesters Return To Berkeley’s Peoples’ Park From YouTube Channel: February 8, 2021 at 09:27PM ONN – As UC Berkeley mulls possible housing on the People’s Park site, fences returned, … Read More

Oakland Has Apartments For Rent Under $1,500 Per Month, Check Out Apartments.com

There are affordable apartment units all over Oakland, you just have to look past the lies. Oakland, California, and America, is in the middle of The Pandemic, where a deadly … Read More

Damon Connolly Interview On 2021 Goals, Objectives As Marin County District One Supervisor

Marin County District One Supervisor Damon Connolly Q and A on 2021 Goals and Priorities starting with question on COVID. Vaccine. Economic Recovery Thank you Zennie for having me on … Read More

President Biden Executive Order On Tackling The Climate Crisis At Home And Abroad

The United States and the world face a profound climate crisis. We have a narrow moment to pursue action at home and abroad in order to avoid the most catastrophic … Read More

President Biden Executive Order To Eliminate Private Prison Use For Criminal Detention

Executive Order on Reforming Our Incarceration System to Eliminate the Use of Privately Operated Criminal Detention Facilities REFORMING OUR INCARCERATION SYSTEM TO ELIMINATE THE USE OF PRIVATELY OPERATED CRIMINAL DETENTION … Read More

Oakland Finance Committee To Discuss Councilmember Kaplan Idea To Use Coliseum Surplus For Shortfall

Oakland Finance Committee to Discuss Informational Reports on Budget Shortfall & My Proposal to Use $10 Million Surplus to Save Vital Community Programs & Services Oakland – Today at 1:30pm, … Read More

Dr. Joel Parrott, Oakland Zoo President & CEO, Announces Retirement After 37 Years

Taking the helm in 1984 as Oakland Zoo stood on the brink of permanent closure and was deemed ‘one of the ten worst U.S. Zoos’ by the Humane Society, Dr. … Read More

Berkeley City Councilmember Rigel Robinson Speaks to LWVBAE Interns

Berkeley City Councilmember Rigel Robinson Speaks to LWVBAE Interns From YouTube Channel: December 8, 2020 at 02:14AM ONN – Berkeley City Councilmember Rigel Robinson Speaks to LWVBAE Interns League of … Read More

City of Oakland Corruption At Building Department With “Bribes” Paid by Slumlords by Derrick Soo

City of Oakland Corruption at Building Department with “Bribes” paid by Slumlords by Derrick Soo ONN – City of Oakland Corruption at Building Department with “Bribes” paid by Slumlords by … Read More

Dave Stewart: Oakland Athletics Star Submits Letter Of Intent To Buy Coliseum Land For $115 Million

The baseball great and his development partner wants to team with a tribal lands developer for the light-on-specifics proposal focusing tribal casino and hotel development on the Coliseum land. Livestream … Read More

Black Youth Organizations Letter To Oakland City Council President Kaplan On Police Press Release

The letter below was originally presented in “Rebecca Kaplan Calling On Oakland Police to Stop Criminalizing Oakland Youth” here at Oakland News Now. It was digitized for presentation here. December … Read More

John Arthur Jones III Blasts Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf, Forgot Oakland City Council Exists

John Arthur Jones III Blasts Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf, Forgot Oakland City Council Exists From YouTube Channel: December 19, 2020 at 02:13PM ONN – John Arthur Jones III Blasts Oakland … Read More

Berkeley Councilmember Ben Bartlett Praises Wood Street Encampment Housing

Berkeley Councilmember Ben Bartlett Praises Wood Street Encampment Housing ONN – Berkeley Councilmember Ben Bartlett Praises Wood Street Encampment Housing – vlog by Zennie62 YouTube Berkeley Councilmember Ben Bartlett Praises … Read More

COVID-19 Response, pt. 3: Berkeley at Work

COVID-19 Response, pt. 3: Berkeley at Work From YouTube Channel: November 6, 2020 at 12:46AM ONN – Presentation outlining the work each City of Berkeley department has done to adapt … Read More

Clifton Hall Oakland Rockridge Housing Video Tour By City of Oakland

Clifton Hall Oakland Rockridge Housing Video Tour By City of Oakland ONN – Clifton Hall Oakland Rockridge Housing Video Tour By City of Oakland – vlog by Zennie62 YouTube Clifton … Read More

City of Oakland Opens Clifton Hall In Rockridge To Unsheltered Seniors, Begins Moving in Families

Oakland – The City of Oakland is now the official proud owner of Clifton Hall Dormitory in the amenity rich, transit-friendly Rockridge neighborhood. The 63-unit, unoccupied building will provide deeply … Read More

Rebecca Kaplan Oakland Councilmember Presents Ideas To Generate Budget Revenue – On Twitter

Rebecca Kaplan Oakland Councilmember Presents Ideas To Generate Budget Revenue – On Twitter ONN – Rebecca Kaplan Oakland Councilmember Presents Ideas To Generate Budget Revenue – On Twitter – vlog … Read More

Don Perata Interview – 2010 Oakland Mayor’s Race Interview With The Man Who Almost Won

Don Perata Interview – 2010 Oakland Mayor’s Race Interview With The Man Who Almost Won But for rank-choice voting, Don Perata, and not Jean Quan, would have been our Mayor … Read More

Oakland City Council Should Exempt New Affordable Housing From Natural Gas Ban

Oakland City Council Should Exempt New Affordable Housing From Natural Gas Ban From YouTube Channel: December 12, 2020 at 01:28PM ONN – Oakland City Council Should Exempt New Affordable Housing … Read More

Oakland’s Housing Market Is Collapsing Under The Lack Of Help From Trump And Congress

Oakland’s Housing Market Is Collapsing Under The Lack Of Help From Trump And Congress ONN – Oakland’s Housing Market Is Collapsing Under The Lack Of Help From Trump And Congress … Read More

Berkeley Councilmember Ben Bartlett Sworn In – Reimagining Public Safety

Berkeley News from The Office of Councilmember Ben Bartlett The City of Berkeley is updating our COVID-19 Health Order to align with the State of California’s regional stay home order, … Read More

Oakland Natural Gas Ban Done Without Economic Impact Analysis, Needs Affordable Housing Exception

Oakland Natural Gas Ban Done Without Economic Impact Analysis, Needs Affordable Housing Exception ONN – Oakland Natural Gas Ban Done Without Economic Impact Analysis, Needs Affordable Housing Exception – vlog … Read More

Rise in COVID-19 Cases Causes City of Oakland To Suspend Indoor Recreation Programs

City of Oakland outdoor youth programming, senior programs, homeless services and library sidewalk service continue without change Oakland, CA – Due to the recent spike in COVID-19 cases (10,733 current … Read More

Oakland Passes Natural Gas Ban, Dan Kalb Celebrates With Downtown Luxury High Rise Atlas Apartments Pict

Oakland Passes Natural Gas Ban, Dan Kalb Celebrates With Downtown Luxury High Rise Atlas Apartments Pict The Oakland City Council just passed a ban on the use of natural gas … Read More

Oakland Community Cabins // Project Spotlight

Oakland Community Cabins // Project Spotlight From YouTube Channel: November 20, 2020 at 04:21PM ONN – With six tiny villages throughout the City of Oakland, this is the behind-the-scenes discussion of how a … Read More

Oakland Sought Proposals From White Developers To Compete Against Black NFL Group For Coliseum

Oakland Sought Proposals From White Developers To Compete Against Black NFL Group For Coliseum ONN – Oakland Sought Proposals From White Developers To Compete Against Black NFL Group For Coliseum … Read More

Mayor Schaaf Announces New Affordable Housing Pilot to Recruit, Retain Teachers in Oakland

Oakland – Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf, OUSD Superintendent Kyla Johnson-Trammel, and non-profit Community Development Finance announced an innovative new pilot program that will provide affordable housing options for teachers and … Read More

Toni Cook, Oakland Ebonics Policy Creator, Featured In SOBEO Housing for All YouTube Video

SOBEO Housing for All, Episode 2, Segment 2B: Oakland history is rooted in West Oakland From YouTube Channel: November 12, 2020 at 10:33AM ONN – Toni Cook, Oakland Ebonics Policy … Read More

Mighty Buildings: This is like Tech and Innovation meets Housing Crisis! – Mayor of Oakland

“This is like Tech and Innovation meets Housing Crisis!” – Mayor of Oakland From YouTube Channel: November 11, 2020 at 08:11PM ONN – Mighty Buildings: This is like Tech and … Read More

Oakland City Council Wants California To Give Affordable Housing Entities Priority to Purchase Homes

The Oakland City Council calls for State Legislation to Give Affordable Housing Entities Priority to Purchase Residential Homes Up For Tax Auction The Oakland City Council (unanimously) passed a resolution, … Read More

Moms 4 Housing Activist Carroll Fife Now Oakland District 3 Councilmember-Elect In The Pandemic

Moms 4 Housing Activist Carroll Fife Now Oakland District 3 Councilmember-Elect In The Pandemic ONN – Moms 4 Housing Activist Carroll Fife Now Oakland District 3 Councilmember-Elect In The Pandemic … Read More

Oakland In The White House: On Joe Biden, Kamala Harris, Barbara Lee, and Oakland Elections – Pam Drake

Joe Biden and Kamala Harris – Biden / Harris – Win!! I spent Wednesday morning, November 4th, at the ampitheater in the plaza in front of Oakland’s City Hall, masked … Read More

Oakland Elections 2020 Oakland City Council D5 RCV Updated Results: Noel Gallo Wins Re-Election

Oakland, FAD – Good Friday to you. Again, and thanks to the County of Alameda’s Registrar of Voters, Zennie62Media has a table for each rank-choice-voting election in the races for … Read More

Full Oakland, Berkeley, California, East Bay Election Results For 2020 Election

Here Are The Full Oakland California, Berkeley, California Election Results For The 2020 Election, Including Measures, And Results For Piedmont And San Leandro Who will win the 2020 Election for … Read More

Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf Holds Town Hall on Violence Prevention, Same Tired Views

Oakland Town Hall on Violence Prevention From YouTube Channel: October 29, 2020 at 10:40PM ONN – Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf Holds Town Hall on Violence Prevention, Same Tired Views Last … Read More

Oakland Approaches Alameda County About Housing Homeless At Fairgrounds In Pleasanton

Oakland Approaches Alameda County About Housing Homeless At Fairgrounds In Pleasanton From YouTube Channel: October 28, 2020 at 10:43PM ONN – A new proposal to move homeless people from the … Read More

Housing Symposium Segment 5: Lessons from being Homeless

Housing Symposium Segment 5: Lessons from being Homeless From YouTube Channel: October 27, 2020 at 06:22PM ONN – State of Black Education Oakland (SoBEO) co-founders Jumoke Hinton and Dr. Charles … Read More

City of Oakland Granted $17M to Develop More Than 100 Units to House Unsheltered Residents

Oakland – The City of Oakland sent a press release to provide more background on the funds Eliane Brown secured for her housing project. Oakland reports that as part of … Read More

Elaine Brown, Famed Oakland Black Panther, Gets $21 Million To House Formerly Incarcerated

Congratulations to Elaine Brown, the famed and legendary Oakland Black Panther, who is now CEO of the nonprofit Oakland & the World Enterprises, successfully gained $21 Million in Homekey program … Read More

City of Oakland To Enact New Homeless Encampment Management Policy EMP Policy – by Derrick Soo

City of Oakland to enact new EMP Policy by Derrick Soo ONN – City of Oakland to enact new EMP Policy by Derrick Soo City of Oakland City Council APPROVED … Read More

Opinion: Re-Elect Ben Bartlett, Berkeley City Council Member District Three, A Champion For Residents

That Berkeley City Councilmember Ben Bartlett should face challengers in the 2020 Election is wild to me. When one considers the many accomplishments Bartlett has done for Berkeley, and what … Read More

Go And Bug Oakland Mayor Schaaf And Councilmember Taylor About Coronavirus Aide Today

COUNCILMEMBER LOREN TAYLOR PRESENTS COMMUNITY DISCUSSION IN EAST OAKLAND WITH RESIDENTS AND MAYOR SCHAAF REGARDING COVID-19 CRISIS AND OTHER CONCERNS Since the Mayor and Councilmember Loren Taylor are asking you … Read More

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