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Is Oakland Ready for a Publically Owned Bank? Bank would provide alternative to handing city money to Wall Street

      Councilmember Rebecca Kaplan is organizing a forum to discuss the benefits of creating a publicly owned bank in Oakland, Thursday, Feb. 9, 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. in Hearing Room 3 at [...]
Golden State Warriors president & COO Rick Welts, from left, poses for photos with San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee, owner & CEO Joe Lacob, co-owner Peter Guber, Chase consumer banking CEO Thasunda Duckett, head coach Steve Kerr and forward Kevin Durant during a ground breaking ceremony for the Chase Center in San Francisco, Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2017. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

Golden State Warriors Break Ground in San Francisco

    A day after Golden State Warriors blew out the defending NBA Champions, the Cleveland Cavaliers, the Golden State Warriors broke ground on its new arena and practice facility in San Francisco’s Mission Bay [...]
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Allen Temple Baptist Church – The History of East Oakland Affordable Housing

The Reverend Drs. J. Alfred Smith, Sr., Senior Pastor Emeritus and J. Alfred Smith, Jr., current Senior Pastor of Allen Temple Baptist Church, have a combined fifty-plus years of service as visionaries in the development [...]
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Judge Henderson, Overseeing Oakland Police Reforms for 13 Years, to Retire Future of OPD compliance to court-mandated reforms uncertain

Thelton Henderson, the federal judge who has overseen the reform of the Oakland Police Department for over a dozen years and has a long law career stemming back to the Civil Rights Movement, will be [...]
Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf speaks during a press conference on Dec. 4, 2016. Marcio Jose Sanchez / AP

Oakland Mayor Schaaf Urges Council to Support Kaplan’s Relocation Assistance Ordinance Issues Order to Improve Building Safety Without Displacement

Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf on Wednesday called on City Council to hold a special council meeting next Tuesday, January 17 in order to approve Councilmember Rebecca Kaplan’s resolution to increase financial relocation assistance for tenants [...]