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Police Union Letter Raises Questions about Public Safety, Say Mayoral Candidates

An open letter from the head of the Oakland police officers’ union criticizing city leaders for their handling of recent protests is raising questions about how officers will ensure public safety while at the same [...]
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City to Rezone School Headquarters Property for Residential Housing

Plans are moving forward to lease or sell the Oakland Unified School District property at Second Avenue near the estuary – which currently house the Dewey Academy high school campus and the district’s former administration [...]
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Community Members Call for “Sustainable” Police Reforms

A coalition of police accountability activists is considering its next steps, while still smarting from city council members’ refusal to place a community-backed measure on the November ballot to create a police oversight commission.
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Oakland Natives Give Back to Children at City Hall’s Attend and Achieve Back to School Event

The Attend and Achieve Back to School event welcomed over 950 students Saturday who walked away with backpacks filled with notebooks, pencils and other necessary school supplies. 
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Kamala Harris Announces Half Billion Dollar Settlement with Bank of America

Attorney General Kamala D. Harris, along with the U.S. Department of Justice and state partners, has announced a settlement with Bank of America to resolve federal and state civil claims related to Bank of America’s [...]
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Waste Management Loses Vote, Still Looks to Sue Oakland

The country’s biggest trash hauler is refusing to take no for an answer after the City Council voted overwhelmingly to reject Waste Management’s proposal, instead giving the 10-year, $1-billion contract to a local company that [...]
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Vallejo Achieves Victory in Green Valley Waterbill Lawsuit

The City of Vallejo achieved victory yesterday against the multimillion-dollar lawsuit brought by Green Valley customers to lower their water bills. Superior Court Judge Arvid Johnson dismissed the suit, rejecting each of its 12 legal [...]