A number of Oakland’s poorest residents and their supporters showed up at this week’s City Council meeting, asking council members to intervene to save Alliance Metals in West Oakland, a recycling center that is the [...]
In an historic win for tenants’ rights advocates and Oakland’s most vulnerable residents, the Oakland City Council voted unanimously Wednesday morning after seven hours to place the strongest renter protection initiative that the city has [...]
Nearly 100 people showed up to speak at Tuesday’s city council meeting in support of a strong, independent police oversight commission in Oakland, which will be voted on next Tuesday.
Cruz Hernandez and his wife Pabla Lobos haven’t seen their sons since the couple left El Salvador 16 years ago and resettled in Oakland. “The truth is it’s really hard,” said Hernandez in an [...]
The spirits of jazz greats Coltrane, Ellington, Gardner and Quincey Jones were in the Castlemont Auditorium Tuesday night, where 400 attended the 80th Birthday Musical Legacy Tribute to Professor Bill Bell.
A proposal advocating changes to the Oakland Police Department’s recruiting practices passed unanimously this week at a packed Public Safety Committee meeting. “We have for many years received concerns about underrepresentation of people of [...]
Police accountability activists this week established an anonymous hotline for whistleblowers to report “corruption, misconduct and predatory policing” within the Oakland Police Department (OPD). The hotline was set up by Civil Rights attorney Dan [...]
Activists kicked off a campaign this week to recall Mayor Libby Schaaf, criticizing the mayor for an explosive series of scandals in the police department and concerns over her lack of willingness to counter the [...]
The Tuesday, July 19 Oakland City Council meeting is one of the last chances for council members to place progressive measures on the November ballot. The council is scheduled to decide whether to place [...]
Special to the Post The Richmond City Council voted unanimously in 2011 to explore a public-private partnership city transit technology startup company CyberTran International, Inc. (CTI), seeking to incorporate a Ultra Light Rail [...]