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Senator Hancock Introduces Bills to Restrict Coal Exports Through Oakland

Citing health and environmental threats posed by increased coal shipments in and out of California, Senator Loni Hancock on Friday introduced four proposed laws to restrict exports of the pollution-inducing fuel source.
Margaret Gordon and Brian Beveridge

Opinion: Coal Terminal Would Place Oakland on the Wrong Side of History

By Margaret Gordon and Brian Beveridge   Local businessmen Phil Tagami, Omar Benjamin and Jerry Bridges are on the wrong side of history as they pursue the construction of a coal export terminal at the [...]
Obispo Bob Jackson, respaldado por otros pastores locales, habla en la reunión del Consejo de la ciudad el 8 de diciembre a favor de la terminal de carbón.

Opinion: Pastors Support Coal Terminal for Jobs and Economic Development

A newly formed group of local pastors made a powerful appearance before the Oakland City Council Tuesday evening, Dec. 8, to speak out in favor of a maritime project that will bring long-awaited jobs and [...]
Students from Coliseum College Prep Academy in East Oakland created a series of murals depicting gentrification in Oakland, currently on display at the East 12th Street property by Lake Merritt.

Neighborhood Coalition Awaits City Council Action on East 12th Street Development

The East 12th Wishlist Design Team, supported by the neighborhood coalition Eastlake United for Justice, has submitted a proposal to build a 100 percent affordable housing development on the contentious East 12th Street Remainder parcel [...]