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Oakland Councilwoman Desley Brooks, District 6

Support Grows for City Department to Address Racial Inequality

A number of community leaders are speaking out in support of a new city department designed to decrease inequities and racial barriers in city policies and operations, such as housing, development contracts, employment, and education.
Anthony Finnell, executive director of the Citizens' Police Review Board.

Oakland Council Revives Proposal for Civilian Intake of Police Complaints

The Oakland Public Safety Committee at its meeting this week unanimously approved consolidation of all complaints against police to go through the Citizens’ Police Review Board (CPRB). <
Isaac Kos-Read is the recently hired Oakland school district's Chief of Communications and Public Affairs.

Public Relation Move by School District Backfires

For someone who does not understand unions and negotiations, it might appear perfectly innocent that the Oakland Unified School District (OUSD) put a “polite invitation” on the teachers union Facebook page to read the school [...]
Among the members of East Lake United for Justice, which is opposing the new apartment tower by Lake Merritt, are  (L to R): Teresita Bautista, Nyia McClendon, Nischit Hegde, D. Alwan, Monica Garcia, Kah'lea McClendon, Mari Rose Taruc and son Kawayan, Victoria McClendon, Alma Blackwell and Amy Vanderwarker.

Residents Oppose Proposed Luxury Apartment Tower on East Side of Lake Merritt

Local residents are organizing to attend the Wednesday, April 1 meeting of the Oakland Planning Commission to oppose the proposed sale of public land on East 12th Street across the roadway from Lake Merritt to [...]
Wolfram Alderson

USF’s Wolfram Alderson is Changing the Way America Eats

By Ed Carpenter, USF Magazine News Editor The University of San Francisco’s Wolfram Alderson is waging a national campaign to save American lives by changing the way we eat. If he succeeds, it won’t be [...]
Hong Yen Chang, a Yale Law School graduate and already a New York lawyer, was barred from practicing law in California in 1890. Rachelle Chong.

125 Years Late, Chinese Lawyer Earns Right to Practice Law in California

By Denny Walsh, Sacramento Bee Acknowledging a “sordid chapter” in state history, the California Supreme Court ruled last week that a Chinese immigrant denied the right to practice law in California 125 years ago because [...]
Senator Mark Leno

Leno Bill Gives Homeless Youth Access to High School Equivalency Exams

Homeless youth across California would have greater access to the high school proficiency and equivalency exams under new legislation introduced by Senator Mark Leno. Senate Bill 252 would prohibit the Department of Education or testing [...]