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L to R: Pastor Ken Chambers speaks while Post publisher Paul Cobb, Councilmembers Rebecca Kaplan and Noel Gallo, and Bishop Bob Jackson sit as panelists at the Jan. 4 community forum on safe and affordable housing. Photo by Tulio Ospina.

Special Oakland Council Meeting on Housing Set for Jan. 23

This past Wednesday the City Council received an email stating that upon request from the mayor’s office, the Special Council Meeting of Wednesday, January 25 has been rescheduled to Monday January 23 at 5:30 p.m., [...]
Students urge the City Council in July to place the renter protection measure onto the November ballot. Photo by Tulio Ospina.

Oakland Small Property Owners, Tenants Disapprove of Rent Control Changes

Both small property owners and tenants spoke out against Oakland city staff’s proposals for changes to the city’s rent laws on Tuesday night, which City Council unanimously supported during their first of two votes. &
Rev. Dr. Kenneth Anderson, senior pastor of Williams Chapel Baptist Church. Photo by Brandon Aninipot.

Millennial Oakland Pastor Builds Housing

Rev. Dr. Kenneth Anderson, senior pastor of Williams Chapel Baptist Church, concerned about Oakland’s declining African American population and consequently the corresponding decline in church attendance, has spearheaded an effort to build housing.
Alameda County Office of Education (ACOE) Supt. L. Karen Monroe spoke at Wednesday's special school board, explaining why her office downgraded the district's financial health and issued a  public Letter of Fiscal Concern. Shown (L to R) are Board President James Harris, Interim OUSD Supt. Devin Dillon and ACOE Supt. Monroe. Photo by Ken Epstein.

Oakland School Board Demands Full Disclosure of Budget Shortfall Board majority postpones resolution to cut $14 million next year

Demanding budget transparency, the Oakland Board of Education voted this week to postpone making $14 million in cuts that staff was recommending for next school year, saying they wanted administrators to answer questions about how [...]
Members of the Alameda County Probate Court Reform Movement picket outside the Berkeley Superior Court building.

Oakland, Berkeley Urge District Attorney to Investigate County Probate Courts Alleged financial abuse and racial targeting lead to loss of properties, say beneficiaries

The Oakland City Council on Tuesday voted unanimously to urge District Attorney Nancy O’Malley to empanel a grand jury that would investigate the county’s probate court system for unethical practices. &
Golden State Warriors president & COO Rick Welts, from left, poses for photos with San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee, owner & CEO Joe Lacob, co-owner Peter Guber, Chase consumer banking CEO Thasunda Duckett, head coach Steve Kerr and forward Kevin Durant during a ground breaking ceremony for the Chase Center in San Francisco, Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2017. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

Golden State Warriors Break Ground in San Francisco

    A day after Golden State Warriors blew out the defending NBA Champions, the Cleveland Cavaliers, the Golden State Warriors broke ground on its new arena and practice facility in San Francisco’s Mission Bay [...]