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Organizations Unite to Form 2016 Electoral Coalition Groups Introduce Police Commission, Renter’s Rights and $20 Minimum Wage Ballot Initiatives

The Oakland Justice Coalition rallied in front of City Hall on Thursday to announce its plan to support progressive ballot initiatives and candidates in 2016. These ballot measures include the Protect Oakland Tenants Initiative, the [...]
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Oakland Schools in Turmoil as District Threatens to Remove 17 Principals

As the school year begins to wind down, planning is underway for next year. But many of Oakland’s schools – especially flatland schools – are in turmoil and are anxiously worrying whether the district administration [...]
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Councilmember Gallo Explains Why He Stood Alone to Oppose E. 12th Street Project “The dollar becomes more important than taking care of our people,” says Gallo

Noel Gallo was the only member of the Oakland City Council who voted last week against the council’s behind-closed-door decision to sell public land at Lake Merritt to UrbanCore to build a majority market-rate project, [...]
Oakland residents stand in line at Tuesday's CED Committee meeting to speak out against moving funds promised to build low-income affordable housing to building housing
for more affluent families. Photo by Tulio Ospina.

City Guts Affordable Housing Funds for Low-Income Oaklanders

Oakland City Council’s Community and Economic Development (CED) Committee on Tuesday approved an ordinance sponsored by Mayor Libby Schaaf that affordable housing advocates say will “gut” low-income housing funds by expanding the definition of “affordable [...]
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Warriors Unveil Newly Renovated Gym AT EOYDC

Oakland, CA – The East Youth Development Center has been improving continuously over a decade. They had another reason to celebrate yesterday afternoon. The Golden State Warriors joined the Warriors Foundation, Pacific Gas and Electric [...]
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Coalition for Police Accountability Launches Ballot Initiative

A coalition of 30 diverse organizations in Oakland have announced the launch of Measure X, to be put before voters in November 2016.     The proposed charter change would empower an independent police commission [...]
Protests at Oakland City Hall are driven by the displacement of longtime Oakland residents, which has already reached crisis proportions and disproportionately impacts the city's Black residents. Photo of protest Tuesday at Oakland City Council, courtesy of Tulio Ospina.

Community Presses City Council to Call Housing State of Emergency Council Will Vote April 5 on Moratorium on Excessive Rental Increases and Unjust Evictions

Housing justice organizers are asking residents to attend the Tuesday, April 5 City Council meeting to push council members to pass a housing state of emergency in Oakland.
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Food Truckers Take to the Streets Against City Discrimination, Police Harassment Ordinance to protect food truck vendors has been locked in city bureaucracy for 6 years

Over 20 Latino-owned food trucks led a mobile march down International Boulevard in Oakland Monday – from 46th Avenue and International to City Hall –disrupting traffic to pressure the city to pass an ordinance to [...]
Over 100 Oakland residents disrupted Tuesday’s City Council meeting in an attempt to halt a vote that would give UrbanCore an Exclusive Negotiating Agreement to develop the public E 12th St. parcel. Photo by Tulio Ospina.

Oakland City Council Approves Luxury Development Despite Public Outcry Council leaves the chambers and takes vote in a private room without the public

Oakland’s City Council has voted to enter into an Exclusive Negotiating Agreement (ENA) with UrbanCore and East Bay Asian Local Development Corp. to build 252 market rate units on a hotly contested parcel of public [...]