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Oakland Files Federal Lawsuit Against Wells Fargo for Predatory Lending

City Attorney Barbara J. Parker filed a federal lawsuit against Wells Fargo recently to recover damages caused by the Well Fargo’s Banks widespread predatory and discriminatory lending practices.
California Attorney General Kamala Harris.

Attorney General Harris Announces $2 Million in Grants to Fight Methamphetamine and Gang Activity

Attorney General Kamala D. Harris this week announced that the California Department of Justice has been awarded over $2 millions in federal grants to fight gang activity and the manufacturing and distribution of methamphetamine throughout [...]
Francisco Herrera

Francisco Herrera; Latino Candidate Announces Campaign for SF Mayor

Francisco Herrera, a resident of San Francisco for almost 30 years who has worked with families from diverse ethnic and religious backgrounds throughout the city as community educator and musician, has announced his candidacy for [...]
The SambaFunk! Funkquarians led the drum circle protest with over a hundred drummers in front of City Hall on Monday. Photo by Tulio Ospina.

Racially Profiled, Drummers Make Noise about Gentrification in Oakland

    Over one hundred people, most of them drummers, gathered in front of City Hall Monday evening to bring attention to what longtime Oaklanders feel is an increase in tensions between longtime residents and [...]
A panel of experts spoke at the Oakland City Council's public hearing on the housing crisis on Wednesday, Sept. 30. Left to right:  Muntu Davis, Alameda County public health director; Kalima Rose, senior director of the PolicyLink Center; Edward Del Beccaro, Transwestern; and Alma Blackwell, Oakland Housing Rights Organizer at Causa Justa: Just Cause. Photo by Tulio Ospina.

Residents Push Council to Protect Renters and Homeowners Who Are Being Driven from the City

  Angry, desperate and determined residents filled City Council chambers Wednesday evening for a public hearing that had been called to discuss Oakland’s housing crisis, demanding that councilmembers move beyond talk to take immediate action [...]
Senator Elizabeth Warren

Senator Elizabeth Warren Calls for Racial Justice “None of us can ignore what is happening in this country,” she said.

In a Sunday speech on racial inequality, Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) called for broad reform of police and compared today’s Black Lives Matter movement to the Civil Rights movement that won the right to vote [...]
A mock-up of an earthquake early warning (EEW) alert on a cellphone. An EEW system is under development but not yet available to the public. Credit: K. Cantner, AGI, after Jennifer Strauss.

Mobile App Would Bring Earthquake Early Warning to All

By Robert Sanders, UC Berkeley News   In a perfect world, we’d all be as prepared for an earthquake as Jennifer Strauss.   In a perfect world, we’d also have an early-warning system to give [...]