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PublicEthics

New Public Ethics Commission Goes to November Ballot

The City Council voted this week to place a charter amendment on the November ballot that would strengthen Oakland’s Public Ethics Commission, creating a more muscular agency with a larger staff and budget to enforce [...]
A'sRichmond

Oakland Athletics Fund College Tours for Richmond Youth

The Oakland Athletics will contribute $3,600 to fund college tours, supplies and incentives for 30 Richmond children and youth participating in the Richmond Police Department’s (RPD) “Straight A’s Club.” “The
WOSpecificPlan

Council Backs West Oakland Development Plan

The West Oakland Specific Plan, designed to guide and encourage residential, commercial and industrial development on 1,900 acres of land next to downtown Oakland, was approved at the City Council this week.Some community members wanted [...]
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City Bans Automated Cell Phone Purchase Machines

To address the significant number of cell phone robberies occurring in the City of Oakland, Councilmember Lynette Gibson McElhaney introduced an ordinance to ban Automated Purchasing Machines.These self-operating buy-back kiosks, which exist in five Bay [...]
NoelGallo

Gallo Calls for Community Support for Migrant Children

Councilmember Noel Gallo, who represents the Fruitvale District, is seeking to promote a alliance between Oakland and San Francisco to pressure the federal government and involve local churches to provide humanitarian aid to Central American [...]
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Disputes Continue Over Police Accountability, City Ballot Measures

Community members continue to express anger and frustration toward the Oakland City Council as it moves forward with plans to put several measures on the November ballot though it is not considering a community-backed measure [...]
Marlon McWilson, recently elected as president of the Alameda County Board of Education.

Alameda County Board of Education Welcomes New & Re-elected Members 

The Alameda County Board of Education (ACBOE) celebrates the appointment of Marlon McWilson as President and Aisha Knowles as Vice President for 2014-2015. ACBOE also congratulates Trustee Knowles, along with Trustees Joaquin Rivera and Yvonne [...]