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Any history of transportation in Oakland is simply incomplete without discussing Henry J. Kaiser. As one of the most influential business tycoons in the area, Kaiser invested much of his wealth into making the city an industrial hub of the coast.…

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This Oakland-based nonprofit is all about Transportation. Founded in 1997, TransForm is first and foremost an advocacy group that sees transportation in city planning as the key to creating thriving communities. By focusing on public transportation,…

What rights do we give up when we step into a public space? A subway platform? In another story on this site, my colleague Stacey wrote about the death of Oscar Grant in her tour, Oakland Under Arrest: Policing the Police. Oscar Grant’s life was…

Many who are not from Hawai’i think of the Lilo and Stitch quote “‘Ohana means family, family means noone gets left behind.” The Hawaiian word ‘Ohana does mean family, but a family can be both biological and cultural. For the members of the…

The Fruitvale Transit Village is a comprehensive development of mixed housing units, retail spaces for businesses, social services and community spaces, all adjacent to Fruitvale BART. The Fruitvale Transit Village opened in 2005 and is the first…

In March 2009, Visionary Village and Burners (those who attend Burning man) planned a "Go Native" party at the Bordello in Oakland California. Visionary Village offered a discount to those who came dressed up as Natives, promoted a theme that meshed…

February 7, 2015 in front of Oakland City Hall, the "March for Real Climate Leadership" was held. Oakland is the site of this protest made up of Natives, non-Natives and Idle No More (a movement founded by four First Nations women aiming to protect…

Chappell R. Hayes was a well-respected West Oakland activist who championed local level environmental justice issues. After the collapse of the Cypress Viaduct of the I-880, Oakland and Caltrans understood they needed to rebuild. The big question was…

On October 17th, 1989 tragedy struck Oakland in the form of a massive 6.9 earthquake. The quake, now known as the Loma Prieta, lasted a mere 15 seconds but killed a total of 63 people in the Bay Area and injured many others. A staggering 42 of the…

Impact HUB Oakland is a multi-cultural co-working space and business incubator located in Oakland’s Uptown neighborhood. It is in close proximity to Downtown Oakland, the Northgate business district, Lake Merritt, and Jack London Square. Its…

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