Alipato Project’s feminist Attorney keeping her roots in East Bay

It’s been five years since, 32-year-old Tia Canlas established a non-profit organization that provides legal aid for domestic violence survivors. Originally, Alipato Project had been founded in Oakland in 2012, taking on both civil and criminal cases. Before Canlas started her non-profit organization, she traveled beside her mother at an early age. Born in New… Continue reading Alipato Project’s feminist Attorney keeping her roots in East Bay

Downtown Oakland: Fighting Crusade to stop Gentrification

Oakland, CA- Judy Elkan gallery owner of Mary Weather has been living Oakland for the past eight years.  She described moving into Oakland as having a southern charm and a vibrancy that resonates in the community.  Elkan immediately felt at home, opened a store/gallery in 2009 on 15th street.  As soon a Downtown Oakland became… Continue reading Downtown Oakland: Fighting Crusade to stop Gentrification

Fruitvale Teacher forced to resign attends Board of Education Meeting

  Oakland, CA -It’s been an outgoing battle for the Oakland Education Association, as more teachers continue to get laid off. The Oakland Unified School Districts all over Alameda County are cutting down grants and funds, instead of taking from administration offices.  Last year former OUSD Chancellor, Antwan Wilson declared a budgetary crisis, $30 million… Continue reading Fruitvale Teacher forced to resign attends Board of Education Meeting

Oakland District Members Approve Resolution: Future of MacArthur Station Affordable Units

Oakland, CA-  In a public hearing, an astonishing number of speakers took the podium to voice their opinion on the future of MacArthur.  A group of Northern California Carpenters Regional Carpenters attended that night in support of the project. The MacArthur project, 402 units is expected to provide 45 affordable units. The project sponsors, McGrath… Continue reading Oakland District Members Approve Resolution: Future of MacArthur Station Affordable Units

DOWNTOWN OAKLAND: BUSINESS OWNER BUILDING IS VANDALISED AND GETS THEIR VEHICLE BROKEN IN

OAKLAND- It has been quite a rough month for Nas Khan, owner of FRIN Graphics in Downtown Oakland. Last Wednesday his rental vehicle was broken in, breaking two windows and taking his personal belongings.  The damage would cost Khan almost $300 dollars to repair out of his own pocket. After reporting the incident that same… Continue reading DOWNTOWN OAKLAND: BUSINESS OWNER BUILDING IS VANDALISED AND GETS THEIR VEHICLE BROKEN IN

Girl Power at Oakland First Fridays’: The Women who continue to inspire Bay Area

  The weekend kicked-off at Oakland First Fridays, it was a jubilant event with diverse group of people. East Bay’s largest block party had an array of performers, artists, food trucks and vendors.  Surprisingly a man dressed up as a mirrored robot with a sign engraved hashtag selfie suit had become a crowd stopper, while… Continue reading Girl Power at Oakland First Fridays’: The Women who continue to inspire Bay Area

East Bay’s Cultural Community: Fruitvale’s Unity Council and Latino Roots

Fruitvale, CA- Best known as Jingletown, Fruitvale has become more appealing since the development of Fruitvale Village, helping local businesses economically thrive over years.  It’s one of East Bay’s most diverse Latino Community where many outside visitors come to enjoy the vibrant city. Instantly an aromatic smell of Mexican bread fills the air at Fruitvale… Continue reading East Bay’s Cultural Community: Fruitvale’s Unity Council and Latino Roots