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Oakland Raiders NFL Stadium Ronnie Lott Group Term Sheet Released

Oakland Raiders NFL Stadium Ronnie Lott Group Term Sheet Released - Raiders Deal Calls For $350 Million Public, $900 Million Private Investment

    The Ronnie Lott Group and Fortress Investments are a major step closer to building a stadium in partnership with the Oakland Raiders and the National Football League as of today. The much-talked-about, but [...]
Los participantes en la Asamblea de la Comunidad del Post Salon de diciembre discutieron propuestas para realizar una búsqueda de un nuevo superintendente de escuelas que esté comprometido con los estudiantes y familias de Oakland. Foto por Ken Epstein.

La comunidad de Oakland quiere una búsqueda transparente para el nuevo jefe de escuelas La Asamblea de la Comunidad recomienda al superintendente que elijan a no vender propiedades o alquilar edificios de la ciudad

Los miembros de la comunidad, hablando en la Asamblea de la Comunidad del Post Salon del domingo pasado, están pidiendo a la Junta de Educación de Oakland llevar a cabo un proceso transparente e inclusivo [...]
Yanci Lopez speaks at Tuesday's rally in front of SF City Hall. She is flanked by her two children and her attorney, Luis Angel, comforts her as she talks about her detained husband. Photo by Tulio Ospina.

Immigrant Rights Groups Pressure SF Mayor to Accept Legal Defense Fund Mayor Lee introducing his own proposal with no funding for Public Defender’s office

Immigrant rights groups, alongside the San Francisco Public Defender’s office and several city Supervisors, announced a proposal last week to allocate $5 million to hire 23 new immigration attorneys in preparation of Donald Trump’s presidency. [...]
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Black Arts Movement Business District Wants Artists to Have Affordable Housing

The Oakland Black Arts Movement Business District (BAMBD) is backing Mayor Libby Schaaf’s announcement of housing grants for East Oakland artists and is asking that the mayor also secure housing and space for the artists [...]
Las consecuencias del incendio que estalló en Ghost Ship en Oakland el viernes por la noche. Foto cortesía de LA Times.

El incendio en Oakland producto de la crisis de vivienda y la negligencia de la ciudad, dicen los defensores de la vivienda

En los días siguientes al trágico incendio en un convertido almacén en Oakland que mató a 36 personas el viernes, la ciudad y los miembros de la comunidad han estado luchando por respuestas a lo [...]
Participants at the December Post Salon Community Assembly discussed proposals for conducting a search for a new schools’ superintendent who is committed to Oakland
students and families. Photo by Ken Epstein.

Oakland Post Salon Community Assembly Wants Transparent Search for New Schools’ Chief Salon advises departing superintendent not to sell property or lease city building

Community members, speaking at last Sunday’s Post Salon Community Assembly, are calling on the Oakland Board of Education to conduct a transparent and inclusive process to pick a new school district superintendent to replace Antwan [...]
The aftermath of the fire that broke out at Ghost Ship in Oakland on Friday night. Photo courtesy of LA Times.

Oakland Ghost Ship Fire Caused by Housing Crisis and City Negligence, Say Tenant Advocates

In the days following the tragic fire at a converted warehouse in Oakland that killed 36 people on Friday, the city and community members have been scrambling for answers to what could have led to [...]
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Are Mayor Schaaf and City Administrator Seeking to Escape Blame for Oakland Ghost Ship Fire?

As Oakland attempts to come to grips with the underlying causes and responsibility for the horrific fire last week that claimed 36 lives, there are indications that Mayor Libby Schaaf and the city administration may [...]