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Oakland Raiders NFL Stadium Ronnie Lott Group Term Sheet Released

Oakland Raiders NFL Stadium Ronnie Lott Group Term Sheet Released - Raiders Deal Calls For $350 Million Public, $900 Million Private Investment

    The Ronnie Lott Group and Fortress Investments are a major step closer to building a stadium in partnership with the Oakland Raiders and the National Football League as of today. The much-talked-about, but [...]
Yanci Lopez speaks at Tuesday's rally in front of SF City Hall. She is flanked by her two children and her attorney, Luis Angel, comforts her as she talks about her detained husband. Photo by Tulio Ospina.

Immigrant Rights Groups Pressure SF Mayor to Accept Legal Defense Fund Mayor Lee introducing his own proposal with no funding for Public Defender’s office

Immigrant rights groups, alongside the San Francisco Public Defender’s office and several city Supervisors, announced a proposal last week to allocate $5 million to hire 23 new immigration attorneys in preparation of Donald Trump’s presidency. [...]
Participants at the December Post Salon Community Assembly discussed proposals for conducting a search for a new schools’ superintendent who is committed to Oakland
students and families. Photo by Ken Epstein.

Oakland Post Salon Community Assembly Wants Transparent Search for New Schools’ Chief Salon advises departing superintendent not to sell property or lease city building

Community members, speaking at last Sunday’s Post Salon Community Assembly, are calling on the Oakland Board of Education to conduct a transparent and inclusive process to pick a new school district superintendent to replace Antwan [...]
The aftermath of the fire that broke out at Ghost Ship in Oakland on Friday night. Photo courtesy of LA Times.

Oakland Ghost Ship Fire Caused by Housing Crisis and City Negligence, Say Tenant Advocates

In the days following the tragic fire at a converted warehouse in Oakland that killed 36 people on Friday, the city and community members have been scrambling for answers to what could have led to [...]

Are Mayor Schaaf and City Administrator Seeking to Escape Blame for Oakland Ghost Ship Fire?

As Oakland attempts to come to grips with the underlying causes and responsibility for the horrific fire last week that claimed 36 lives, there are indications that Mayor Libby Schaaf and the city administration may [...]
Travis Hough's father speaks to the crowd of mourners while his mother holds a portrait of him during the vigil in the pergola at Lake Merritt in Oakland on Monday. (Denis Perez / CCCAdvocate)

Nation Mourns 36 Lost to Oakland Ghost Ship Fire Many were artists, teachers and members of the LGBT community

The Bay Area and people across the country remain in mourning days after an Oakland warehouse fire took the lives of at least 36 people on Friday night, in what is deemed the country’s deadliest [...]
Gwen Woods speaking at a Tuesday night meeting held by the Wealth and Disparities in the Black Community meeting seeking an investigation in her son’s death at the hands of  S.F.P.D.  in December 2015. Photo by Tobaji Stewart.

San Francisco District Attorney Introduces Special Team to Investigate Department Shootings of Civilians

  A few days after the anniversary of Mario Woods’ shooting death by the San Francisco police, District Attorney George Gascon came to a community meeting bringing what he thought was good news: a fully [...]
David Glover Education & Technology Center

David Glover Center Delivers Innovative Tech-Based Programs for Youth and Adults

The David E. Glover Education and Technology Center is providing place-based technology programs to underserved youth, adults and families at its newly renovated offices, based in East Oakland since 1997.