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Dave Kaval, Oakland Athletics New President, John Fisher New Managing Partner

Dave Kaval, Oakland Athletics New President, John Fisher New Managing Partner - Lew Wolff, Mike Crowley to have new roles with Oakland A's

Get this. After years of battling with the City of Oakland and the County of Alameda over public funding, here’s an Oakland sports organization that wants to change the relationship. Dave Kaval, new Oakland A’s [...]
Ayodele Nzinga (left) and Lailan Huen spoke Monday
evening at the Oakland City Council meeting. Photo by Ken Epstein.

Oakland Coalition Wins Community Benefits from Wood Partners Downtown Apartment Development

Representatives of a community and labor coalition this week declared a victory in their six-month fight to win community benefits from Wood Partners’ 262-unit, one square-block apartment development, winning significant changes in an agreement that [...]
Oakland homeless encampment. Photo courtesy of East Bay Express.

Oakland Infrastructure Bond Delayed to Include Housing for the Homeless

The City Council was set Tuesday night to pass what seemed to be an uncontroversial law to enact the Measure KK Affordable Housing and Infrastructure Bond, which was approved by voters last week.
Andrea Reyes, de 23 años, es una de las jóvenes indocumentadas de Bay Area que es beneficiaria de DACA. Actualmente trabaja como asistente legal para Dolores Street Community Services en San Francisco y planea convertirse en una abogada de inmigración. Foto por Tulio Ospina

Los jóvenes indocumentados del Área de la Bahía soportan cada vez más amenazas de deportación

En 2012, cuando el presidente Obama firmó una orden ejecutiva ofreciendo a inmigrantes indocumentados un alivio temporal a la inmigración, miles de vidas fueron cambiadas a medida que a los jóvenes se les dio finalmente [...]
Andrea Reyes, 23, is one of Bay Area’s undocumented
youth who is a DACA recipient. She currently works as a legal assistant for Dolores Street Community Services in San Francisco and plans to become an immigration attorney. Photo by Tulio Ospina.

Bay Area Undocumented Youth Withstand Increasing Deportation Threats

In 2012, when President Obama signed an executive order offering undocumented youth temporary immigration relief, thousands of lives were changed as young people were finally given the ability to live without fear of deportation.
Noel Gallo habla en la reunión del Comité de Reglas del jueves donde una resolución para reafirmar la posición de Oakland como una ciudad santuario fue empujada al pleno del Ayuntamiento. Foto por Tulio Ospina.

SF y Oakland se comprometen a permanecer siendo santuarios para residentes indocumentados

Las ciudades de todo el país han anunciado desafiantemente que seguirán siendo “ciudades santuarios” para sus residentes indocumentados, a pesar de la promesa de la campaña del presidente electo Donald Trump de recortar toda la [...]
Noel Gallo speaks at Thursday’s Rules Committee meeting
where a resolution to reaffirm Oakland’s position as a sanctuary city was pushed to the full City Council. Photo by Tulio Ospina.

Oakland, SF Vow to Remain Sanctuaries for Undocumented Residents

Cities across the country have announced defiantly that they will remain “sanctuary cities” for their undocumented residents, despite President-elect Donald Trump’s campaign promise to cut all federal funding to cities that do so. &nb
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How Will Oaklanders Benefit From Multi-Billion Dollar Cannabis Industry?

The dispute over Oakland’s new cannabis regulations is fundamentally an argument over fairness.   Does equity require that the city’s cannabis business licenses be granted to the “pioneers” who came to Oakland to set up [...]
Gaye Cobb (left) and Assemblyman Rob Bonta

Assemblyman Bonta Calls on Congress to View Economic Recovery “with a Racial Equity Lens”

  Assemblymember Rob Bonta recently submitted a resolution to the State Assembly, asking “Congress to give policy makers the ability to view the economic recovery with a racial equity lens and ensure that our communities [...]