Pontiac ‘State of City’ to be delivered on Sept. 29 – The Oakland Press

Pontiac Mayor Tim Greimel will have at least three key themes to his 2022 State of the City address next week. The first-term mayor said he’ll be covering the overall progress with the city since he took office, along with an all-new city council. He’ll talk about what actions he’s taken to reset the city’s … Read more

Underdog Fantasy MLB Picks – Best Picks & Plays for September 22: George Kirby Set To Dominate Oakland

Two 24-year-old right-handers top my list of favorite MLB player props over on Underdog Fantasy for Thursday, September 22. It’s hard to ignore the numbers that are in their favor, not to mention some lucrative matchups against the strikeout-prone Oakland Athletics and Pittsburgh Pirates. George Kirby and Hayden Wesneski have plenty of swing-and-miss in their … Read more

Oakland homeless shelters, services falling short

Oakland’s RV “safe parking” sites haven’t set clear goals to help residents transition to permanent housing, an audit found. Credit: Natalie Orenstein A long-awaited audit of Oakland’s homelessness services found that the city is not moving enough residents into permanent housing and not collecting enough data to determine how well the programs are running. The … Read more

2-alarm fire burns home near Mills College in Oakland

OAKLAND — Firefighters successfully stopped a residential fire near Mills College, Oakland Fire Department announced Saturday morning on social media. Crews responded to a 2-alarm blaze Saturday morning at 2 a.m. in the 6100 block of Oakdale Avenue in Oakland. Update from Battalion Chief James Bowron at the overnight 2 Alarm fire in the 6100 … Read more

Bad Bunny’s crew visited La Perla ahead of their Oakland show

Sign up for The Oaklandside’s free daily newsletter. Your support is powering our newsroom! Thank you for supporting The Oaklandside and being a part of our community. A donation to The Oaklandside goes beyond the newsroom. We amplify community voices, share the power of real information, and investigate systems, not just symptoms. On Tuesday, a … Read more

Oakland Park Woman Accused of Trying to Infect First Responders with HIV – NBC 6 South Florida

Operators of a halfway house in Oakland Park called fire rescue when one of their residents appeared to be overdosing on drugs but when help arrived the woman started spitting on paramedics and later claimed to have HIV, the Broward Sheriff’s Office said. Jacqueline Bednarczyk, 22, was sitting in a lawn chair on the front … Read more

Michiganders owe $40 billion in student loan debt, but optimistic about forgiveness proposal – The Oakland Press

April Boucké will leave college with around $60,000 in student loan debt. Boucké, a Waterford resident and first generation college student, graduated from Central Michigan University in 2013 with bachelor’s degree in anthropology, music, and museum studies. In 2019, she enrolled in Eastern Michigan University’s music therapy program and plans to graduate with another bachelor’s … Read more

Photo gallery from the Novi Invitational tennis tournament – The Oakland Press

Novi hosted its own invitational Saturday at Novi High School and Middle School. Troy captured the championship with 24 team points. Novi was runner-up, with Brother Rice finishing third and Ann Arbor Huron fourth. The Troy tennis team poses with the trophy after winning the Novi Invitational Saturday at Novi High School. The Colts won … Read more