Hundreds of street murals brighten Oakland’s walls, painted by local artists, graffiti writers and collectives, like the Community Rejuvenation Project.
Local volunteers recently converged on a vacant lot at Seminary and Macarthur to install a native wildflower garden under the benevolent gaze of the freshly painted Egyptian deity Ptah Hotep.
Early morning on New Year’s Day, 22-year-old Oscar Grant III was shot and killed in Oakland, California by a Bay Area Rapid Transit agency police officer. Grant was unarmed.
In other news, the Arrow-Soul Mural program at Unity High school recently completed a new mural for the school.