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From left to right: Orson Aguilar, President, Greenlining Institute; Post Publisher Paul Cobb; Gay Plair Cobb, CEO, Oakland Private Industry Council; and Councilmember Noel Gallo attended the medical cannabis mixer on Sunday.

Hundreds Attend Oakland Medical Cannabis Mixer for Drug War Victims

The City of Oakland held a medical cannabis mixer on Sunday, to allow Oaklanders interested in medical cannabis permits and who satisfy the equity program criteria to explore partnership opportunities and learn more about the [...]
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Mayor Schaaf Accused of Promoting Acting Police Chief Without Notifying Public Sources say Assistant Chief Downing is promoting white officers at expense of Black officers

Concerns are being raised that Mayor Libby Schaaf has promoted Oakland Police Department (OPD) Acting Assistant Chief David Downing to a position as permanent Assistant Police Chief, without informing the public or the City Council.
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Ultra Light Rail Transit is Disruptive Technology

Special to the Post   The politics of CyberTran International’s Inc. (CTI) Ultra Light Rail Transit (ULRT) system is thick.   “We don’t have engineering problems, our problems are political” said CTI President Dexter Vizinau. [...]
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Senate Candidate Swanson Looks at Negative Impact of Costa-Hawkins Act

Former Assemblymember Sandré Swanson, who is running for State Senate District 9, is examining the way state laws undermine the availability of affordable housing in the East Bay as he campaigns to become an elected [...]
The lethal injection chamber at San Quentin State Prison. Wally Skalij, Los Angeles Times.

Measure to Repeal California’s Death Penalty Qualifies for November Ballot

By John Myers, L.A. Times   California voters will be asked this fall whether to repeal the state’s 38-year-old death penalty, as elections officials announced Friday that an initiative to abolish the law has earned [...]
Black Student Union members block Sather Gate at UC Berkeley in 2015. Photo courtesy of the Daily Californian.

Black Students Win Funding for Fannie Lou Hamer Resource Center at UC Berkeley

After over 15 months of organizing, mobilizing, and negotiations, the Black Student Union at UC Berkeley–in assistance with the African Black Coalition–, has reached an agreement with Chancellor Nicholas Dirks to secure a building and [...]
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Voters Will Decide on Recreational Pot Legalization

By Patrick McGreevy, L.A. Times   An initiative that would legalize the recreational use of marijuana in California will be on the Nov. 8 ballot, and the campaign has a commanding lead in fundraising to [...]