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Oakland Raiders Mark Davis Doesn't Have $500 Million For Las Vegas Stadium

Oakland Raiders Owner Mark Davis Doesn’t Have $500 Million For Las Vegas NFL Stadium - Davis' Betting On NFL Owner Approvals Acting Against NFL Constitution

On Monday, October 17th, Oakland Raiders Owner Mark Davis will stand with Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval, perhaps Las Vegas Sands CEO Sheldon Adelson, and other local elected officials (The Mayor of Las Vegas Carolyn Goodman [...]
Lailan Huen (front), Carroll Fife (left) and Pamela Drake (right) calling for equitable development with the Chinatown Coalition at a City Council meeting on Tuesday.

Oakland Coalition Calls for Planning Commission Accountability

Community members and activists from the Chinatown Coalition are calling for changes in how the City and Planning Commission make development decisions.   The group says all city development projects should be passed with signed [...]
Members of Youth Spirit Artworks stand beside their new mural, 'Visions of Mother Nature.' (Photo courtesy Youth Spirit Artworks/ Facebook).

Street Spirit Newspaper Secures New Partner, Seeks Community Support After losing its 22-year funding source, Street Spirit will operate under Youth Spirit Artworks

There are few media outlets that exist purely to support and raise the voices of the homeless community.   “Street Spirit,” a newspaper serving the Bay Area’s homeless, breaks mainstream media trends by reporting on [...]
The city administrator's office donated work boots and supplies to four construction workers from Oakland in 2014 to help them in the process of qualifying for jobs at the Oakland Army Base. Left to right, Johnny Evans, Fernander Thompson, Otis Duckett, Jonothan Dumas, employment services supervisor of the the city´s Contract Compliance & Employment Services Division, and Jeffery Duckett.

Will City-funded Jobs Go to Oakland’s Black Residents? City Council will vote Tuesday on jobs policy that promotes equity

The City Council will vote Tuesday on a resolution to guarantee jobs for unemployed and underemployed African American and women workers who have long been left out of opportunities to work on city-funded construction projects.
Lynette McElhaney and Peggy Moore

Oakland Council Candidates’ Finance Statements Reveal Big Spenders, Large Campaign Debts

Campaign finance statements of Oakland City Council candidates were officially released last week, revealing large unpaid expenses in at least one campaign and heavy contributions by real estate developers and the police union in others.
Nevada Legislature Gets Damaging Las Vegas Oakland Raiders NFL Stadium Transit Report
(Source: SNTIC)

Nevada Legislature Gets Damaging Las Vegas Oakland Raiders NFL Stadium Road Cost Report - Nevada Department Of Transportation Reveals Additional $900 Million Cost For Stadium Road Upgrades

    The Nevada Assembly was just about to vote on the bill for the proposed Las Vegas Oakland Raiders NFL Stadium, and including a $750 million subsidy ostensibly for billionaire Sheldon Adelson, when it [...]
Registered Nurse Mary Jo Albert speaks at Prop. 61 bus tour kickoff in Los Angeles last week.

Nurses Endorse Measures for Gun Safety, Death Penalty Repeal, Lower Drug Prices

The California Nurses Association (CAN) /National Nurses United has announced support for several initiatives on the California November ballot, including Proposition 63, to strengthen gun safety, and Proposition 62, the latest bid to repeal the [...]