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Congresswoman Barbara Lee speaks with seniors at the West Oakland Senior Center. Photo by Ashley Chambers.

Congresswoman Barbara Lee “Fighting the Good Fight”

Congresswoman Barbara Lee met this week with seniors at the West Oakland Senior Center in Oakland to hear their concerns and share with them the work that she is doing on Capitol Hill to protect [...]
Teachers at Cleveland Elementary School rally for a new contract.

Teachers Vote to Authorize Strike Against School District

Oakland teachers have voted to authorize a strike against the Oakland Unified School District (OUSD) if they do not settle their contract by the time school opens next fall.
A pile of coal sits near the Crandall Canyon Mine northwest of Huntington. Mining experts say Utah has about 40-45 years of coal left. Photo courtesy of Kristin Nichols, Deseret Morning News.

Tagami’s Behind-the-Scenes Deal to Bring Coal to Oakland Draws Opposition

Now that the Oakland Army Base development project is well underway, city developer and project manager Phil Tagami is working on a behind-the-scenes $53 million deal to ship coal from Utah through the new Oakland [...]
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Healthcare Racial Disparities Continue Despite ACA

More Californians than ever before have health insurance, but coverage isn’t care, and the Affordable Care Act (ACA) has magnified the deep racial, ethnic and cultural disparities in accessing quality health care in California. <
Josh Healey was one of the people who spoke on the bullhorn after protesters shut down the Oakland City Council meeting Tuesday, May 5. Photo by Ken Epstein.

Protesters Take Over Council Chambers, Demand Affordable Housing Not Luxury Apartments

Oakland City Council chambers became ground zero for protests against gentrification and displacement this week as young activists chained themselves together to keep the City Council meeting from taking place, instead holding a rally for [...]
'Stingray' cell phone surveillance technology.

OP-ED: Oakland Poised to Lead in Protecting Privacy Rights

by Brian Hofer and JP Massar Here in Oakland we have no citywide privacy policy, no privacy or data-retention policies for use of surveillance equipment, and no policy concerning the use of the Oakland Police [...]
Josie Dean.

Josie Dean Celebrates 95 Years

Family and friends joined together on Sunday, April 26 to celebrate the 95th birthday of Josie Dean, a longtime Oakland resident and former schoolteacher.   During the celebration held at Ashland Community Center in San [...]
The National Academy of Sciences elected five UC Berkeley faculty members to its ranks on April 28. The new members (L to R) are Martin Head-Gordon of chemistry, Jitendra Malik of electrical engineering and computer sciences, Daniel Neumark of chemistry, and Eva Nogales and Jeremy Thorner of molecular and cell biology. Nogales and Thorner photos by Mark Joseph Hanson.

Five Berkeley Scientists Named to National Academy

By Robert Sanders, UC Berkeley The National Academy of Sciences, the nation’s oldest and most prestigious scientific organization, has elected five UC Berkeley faculty members to its ranks, raising the number of members on campus [...]