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Tony Thurmond speaks at a house party last Sunday. Photo by Ken Epstein

Tony Thurmond Gains Major Endorsements in Assembly District 15 Race

With election season now in full swing, Assembly District 15 candidate Tony Thurmond is making the rounds to house parties in his district, which includes Richmond, El Cerrito, Albany, Berkeley, Piedmont and parts of North [...]
Councilwoman Desley Brooks, District 6

Brooks Announces Free Bulk Trash Dump Sites

District 6 Councilmember Desley Brooks has announced a free amnesty bulk-dumping project to take place across East Oakland Saturday, April 12 – Wednesday, April 16. According to Brooks, the project is designed to help residents [...]

City Council Approves Downtown San Leandro Tech Campus

San Leandro City Council this week unanimously approved the planning entitlements and development agreement for a, multi-phased, high-density Downtown Technology Campus. This project represents the first major office development under the city’s Downtown Transit-Oriented Development [...]
Oakland Police

Crime Rates Remain High But Are Falling, Says OPD

  Highlighting trends that show a decrease in crime since the beginning of the year, the Oakland Police Department (OPD) released a report this week at the city’s Public Safety Committee, highlighting its efforts to [...]
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Stockton Town Hall Meeting to Address Educational Achievement Gap

The Black Community Crusade (BCC) will hold its monthly town hall meeting at the New Missionary Baptist Church, 1439 Michael Ave on April 24 from 6-8pm to discuss the city’s educational achievement gap.The BCC advocates [...]
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Congresswoman Lee Commemorates MLK’s Legacy

Congresswoman Barbara Lee joined hundreds of celebrants to commemorate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s assassination and mark the reopening of the National Civil Rights Museum in Memphis, Tenn. Below are her remarks from the occasion:First, [...]
Community member Rashidah Grinage

PUEBLO Proposes Public Commission to Oversee Police Department

Local police accountability activists have begun a campaign to place a measure on the November ballot to create a Public Safety Oversight Commission, which would have the authority to monitor, audit and determine the policies [...]
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CA Attorney General’s Office to Receive National Recognition for Innovation in Rape Kit Testing

Attorney General Kamala D. Harris announced this week that the California Attorney General’s office will receive the United States Department of Justice’s Award for Professional Innovation in Victim Services for its successful efforts to improve [...]