Family members, along with their children and supporters, packed into the lobby of the office of Mayor Libby Schaaf in City Hall Thursday afternoon, demanding that the mayor take steps to provide emergency relief for [...]
To determine best practices for creating quality jobs and small business expansion in underserved communities, the Federal Home Loan Bank of San Francisco ( on June 15 held a seminar in Oakland with local, [...]
This week with bipartisan support the California Assembly passed AB 1550 (Gomez), designed to ensure that the benefits of California’s climate change policies reach the communities and households that need them most.
Courtesy of SFSU News San Francisco State University will lead a statewide effort to expand college access for formerly incarcerated individuals, the University announced today. Seven California State University campuses — Bakersfield, Fresno, [...]
Naturalization applications received by U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services received 249,730 applications for naturalization between January and March of 2016, up 28 percent over the same period in 2015.
Popular restauranteur and entrepreneur, John Ivey, died of a massive stroke on June 21. He was 66 years old. As the owner of Ivey’s at Jack London Square and several other restaurants and lounges, [...]
By Derrick Muhammad, ILWU Local 10 Dear Mayor Schaaf and City Council members, I’m a longshoreman and elected Secretary-Treasurer of the International Longshore and Warehouse Union, Local 10. After much discussion, my union [...]
The Oakland City Council voted this week to award $130,000 as a temporary stopgap to keep the West Oakland Neighborhood Job Center open. Council members said they are committed to finding funds to maintain [...]
The Oakland City Council is set to make its decision on June 27 on whether coal will be shipped out of Oakland. After the vote on Monday, the council will still have to vote [...]
For about six months, housing experts and tenants’ rights advocates have been pushing to place a renter protection initiative onto the November ballot, and now the Oakland City Council will vote next week on whether [...]