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Dorothy King (right), owner of Everett & Jones BBQ, and Sam Lefebvre, a resident at the artist warehouse neighboring the restaurant in Jack London Square. Photo by William Hammons.

Everett & Jones, Warehouse Artists Take on Oakland’s Housing Affordability Crisis Artists and Black residents seek plan for “mutual aid and unity”

Proprietors of Everett & Jones BBQ and residents of a neighboring artist warehouse met over the weekend with a message of unity and mutual aid as they paid tribute to the 36 lives lost in [...]

Community Assembly Call Out in Response to Oakland Fire and Housing Crisis

The Post Salon Community Assembly, community organizations and individuals throughout the city will come together after the first of the year to build a unified response to the displacement that is occurring in the wake [...]
Decenas de defensores de los derechos de los inmigrantes entregaron personalmente cartas a los Supervisores de SF y al Alcalde Ed Lee, pidiendo que aprobaran la propuesta de la comunidad para un fondo de defensa legal.

Oakland y San Francisco toman los primeros pasos para financiar la red de defensa de inmigración Defensores dicen que aún se necesita más financiamiento para proteger a los residentes indocumentados del área

Mientras que los condados de Alameda y San Francisco están buscando asignar fondos para un fondo de defensa legal de inmigración, los grupos locales de derechos de inmigrantes están diciendo que es un buen comienzo, [...]
Demonstrators rallied outside the Rotunda building in downtown Oakland in May, where Phil Tagami’s California Capital & Investment Group is located, calling on him to keep his promise not to bring coal into Oakland. Photo by Ethan Buckner.

Oakland Community Groups Respond to Coal Lawsuit

Local community leaders are responding to news that Oakland developer Phil Tagami has gone to federal court to overturn the City Council’s vote in June to block the export of coal through the city.
Civil rights attorney Dan Siegel (speaking) and community members present their demand for an immediate eviction moratorium and to find housing for displaced residents. Photo by Ken Epstein.

Coalition Calls on Oakland to Halt Evictions and Find Housing for the Displaced

The following statement was read at this week’s City Council meeting by the Oakland Justice Coalition and other community members, calling on the city to take immediate action to stop evictions and find housing for [...]
Dozens of immigrant rights advocates personally delivered letters to SF Supervisors and Mayor Ed Lee, asking that they approve the community's proposal for a legal defense fund.

Oakland, SF Take First Steps to Fund Immigration Defense Network Advocates say more funding is still needed to protect the area’s undocumented residents

While Alameda and San Francisco counties are seeking to allocate funds for an immigration legal defense fund, local immigrant rights groups are saying it’s a good start but not yet enough to handle the level [...]
Yanci López habla en la manifestación del martes frente a la Municipalidad de San Francisco. Ella está flanqueada por sus dos hijos y su abogado, Luis Ángel, la conforta mientras habla de su marido detenido. Foto por Tulio Ospina.

Grupos de Derechos de los Inmigrantes presionan al alcalde de SF para que acepte el Fondo de Defensa Legal El alcalde Lee presenta su propia propuesta sin financiamiento para la oficina del Defensor Público

Grupos de derechos de los inmigrantes, junto con la oficina del Defensor Público de San Francisco y varios supervisores de la ciudad, anunciaron una propuesta la semana pasada para asignar $5 millones para contratar a [...]
Yanci Lopez speaks at Tuesday's rally in front of SF City Hall. She is flanked by her two children and her attorney, Luis Angel, comforts her as she talks about her detained husband. Photo by Tulio Ospina.

Immigrant Rights Groups Pressure SF Mayor to Accept Legal Defense Fund Mayor Lee introducing his own proposal with no funding for Public Defender’s office

Immigrant rights groups, alongside the San Francisco Public Defender’s office and several city Supervisors, announced a proposal last week to allocate $5 million to hire 23 new immigration attorneys in preparation of Donald Trump’s presidency. [...]