By Arvin Temkar, USF News Antoinette Malveaux ’81 has been named the 2016 University of San Francisco alumna of the year for her service to the university and her work to improve the foster [...]
The Oakland Symphony Youth Orchestra departed on its 11-day Cuba Tour earlier this week. The 57 youth orchestra members will give concerts in Cienfuegos, Santa Clara, and Havana.
Attorney General Kamala D. Harris is backing Assembly Bill 2466 would ensure state law reflects a recent Superior Court ruling restoring voting rights to individuals serving time under community supervision.
Congresswoman Barbara Lee released a statement this week on meetings of the draft platform committee of the Democratic Party. “As a former co-chair of the Progressive Caucus and as someone who has spent a [...]
By Danielle Douglas-Gabriel, Washington Post As many as 12,000 prison inmates will be able to use federal Pell grants to finance college classes next month, despite a 22-year congressional ban on providing financial aid [...]
In a last-minute change to the city’s decision to lease the controversial, publically-owned East 12th St. parcel by Lake Merritt to a private developer, the City Council voted on Tuesday instead to sell the land [...]
By James Vann After weeks of testimony at City Council meetings of exorbitant rent increases, cruel evictions, and neighborhood disrupting displacement, on April 5, with over 600 residents crowding City Hall, Oakland’s City Council [...]
Experts, advocates and lawmakers gathered on Tuesday to discuss changes to California’s bail system, which often requires defendants to pay a fee upfront in order to be released while their case is pending.
The Oakland City Council voted unanimously on Tuesday to support a resolution urging state lawmakers and Governor Jerry Brown to repeal or modernize the Costa-Hawkins Rental Housing Act, which prohibits rent protections for housing built [...]
The Oakland City Council is considering a proposal from an organization that calls itself the Oakland Diversity and Equity Cannabis Coalition that would reduce the benefits of a recently passed ordinance that gives preference to [...]