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Fire at West Oakland Church




On Monday afternoon, a three-alarm fire engulfed the building of Zion’s First Church of God of Christ on 1451 8th St in Oakland. Local residents and church members looked on as firefighters worked to contain the blaze. The fire was reported at 2:48 p.m. and could be seen from trains at the nearby BART station.

Church member Trina Fagans said she was walking back to her home near 8th and Market St when she saw smoke.

“As I got closer, people were pointing to the smoke and said it was the church so I came running,” said Fagans. “It’s a shame because our church just celebrated their 96th anniversary in late August.”


East Oakland Organizer Needed

The East Oakland Stadium Alliance (EOSA) is seeking an Oakland-based grassroots organizer for a short-term engagement to help grow and mobilize our coalition! Comprised of local businesses, workers, labor organizations, and community members, we are deeply concerned about the Oakland A’s proposal to leave the Coliseum site in East Oakland and build a new stadium at the port. An ideal candidate has on-the-ground campaign field experience, a strong awareness of Oakland and Alameda County political figures, and deep ties to East and West Oakland communities. Being a local resident of Oakland is a plus.

Employment with EOSA is a part-time role and will last for a minimum of four months with an opportunity to extend longer. Transportation and cell phone use would be reimbursed and candidates of color are strongly encouraged to apply.

If interested, please send a cover letter and resume to Emily Penrod, For more info about EOSA, visit our website and check us out on Twitter @AllianceOakland.


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