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ayor Jean Quan and Councilmember Noel Gallo speak Wednesday at at meeting of church, nonprofit and community leaders in the Mayor's office to mobilize resources to respond to the humanitarian needs of immigrant children arriving in the Bay Area from Central America. Photo by Ken Epstein

Oakland “Locks Arms” to Aid Immigrant Children

The Oakland City Council this week unanimously passed a resolution committing to aiding the humanitarian relief effort for unaccompanied immigrants to the United States, authored by Mayor Jean Quan, Vice Mayor Larry Reid and Councilmember [...]
Carrington Taylor, recent Dewey Academy graduate, speaks Monday  at a rally and barbecue to support the school.  Next to him at left is Dewey student Kelvyn Wallis. Photo by Ken Epstein

Students, Teachers Rally to Save Dewey

Students, teachers and community members held a barbecue Monday to muster their forces to protect Dewey Academy, a longtime continuation high school that is sitting on property at Second Avenue and E. 12th Street that [...]
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Kevin Nichols, New Executive Director of African-American Wellness Project

The African American Wellness Project held a reception recently for its new its new executive director, Kevin Nichols. At the event held July 16th at the Imagine Affairs Art Lounge in Oakland, community members had [...]
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Former Foster Youth Sokhom Mao Is Making a Difference

By Victor Valle, CSC. Sokhom Mao shows me the 11th floor of Oakland City Hall, where he chairs meetings for the Citizen’s Police Review Board, an entity that works between community members and police officers [...]
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Judge Blasts Oakland for Mishandling Police Discipline

Federal Judge Thelton Henderson issued a court order this week criticizing the City of Oakland for failing to consult the court-appointed federal overseer when the City Administrator reduced the punishment for a police captain accused [...]
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Attorneys Burris, Chanin Meet with Community to “Sustain” Police Accountability

Two leading local civil rights attorneys, John Burris and Jim Chanin, met this week with community members who belong to an Oakland police accountability coalition that is seeking ways to improve oversight of police and [...]
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Congresswoman Lee Accepts “Live the Wage” Challenge

Congresswoman Barbara Lee has accepted the “Live the Wage” challenge hosted by the Raise the Wage Coalition. “I hope by accepting this challenge, I will bring greater attention to the need to raise the minimum [...]
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Mayoral Candidate Jason “Shake” Anderson Talks Jobs, Public Safety, & Youth "Leaders Should Reflect Community, Not Corporate Interests"

As election season gets into full swing, Oakland’s mayoral race is heating up as we get closer to the November elections and mayoral candidate Jason “Shake” Anderson is using this platform to push for progressive [...]