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Legislation to Teach Community College Courses in Jail

  An assembly bill that would allow California Community Colleges to receive full funding for courses offered in correctional institutions, AB1271, has passed the Assembly Higher Education Committee with strong bipartisan support (12-1). According to [...]
Councilmember Noel Gallo, District 5

Gallo Pushes to Ban Online Gambling at Local “Internet Cafes”

Councilmember Noel Gallo, District 5, presented a report Tuesday afternoon at the Public Safety Committee Meeting to ban Internet cafés that may be conducting illegal online gambling operation.“We need to shut it down, close it [...]
Civil Rights Attorney John Burris

John Burris Discusses “Race and Criminal Justice”

Well-known Oakland civil rights attorney John Burris, who has gained a national reputation for representing, victims of police abuse, spoke recently to local students and educators about the persistent and systemic injustices that young Black [...]
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Study: Half of Black Males, 40 Percent of White Males Arrested by Age 23

Nearly half of black males and almost 40 percent of white males in the U.S. are arrested by age 23, according to a new report. The study released in the journal Crime & Delinquency analyzed [...]
Kayvan Sabeghi

Man Beaten by Oakland Police Receives $645,000 Settlement

The City of Oakland has authorized paying an Army veteran $645,000 to settle a lawsuit against the city, alleging that the man was severely beaten by police during an Occupy protest on Nov. 2, 2011.
Encinal

Racial Harassment at Alameda’s Encinal High School

Encinal High School in Alameda is known for its academic rigor, athletic achievements, school pride and diversity. But the recent failure of the school administration to respond to an incident of racial harassment on campus [...]