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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.
Event Organizers Theresa Anderson with brother Mistah F.A.B. at 9th annual Block Party, Back Pack Giveaway and Basketball Tournament in North Oakland on 44th Street.

Mistah F.A.B. Hosts Back to School Block Party and Basketball Tournament in North Oakland

Local hip hop artist Mistah F.A.B. recently held his annual “Back to School Block Party and Who’s House? Basketball Tournament” in North Oakland where over 1000 backpacks and school supplies were distributed. Th
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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 [...]