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WOSpecificPlan

Council Backs West Oakland Development Plan

The West Oakland Specific Plan, designed to guide and encourage residential, commercial and industrial development on 1,900 acres of land next to downtown Oakland, was approved at the City Council this week.Some community members wanted [...]
Best_Buy_Express

City Bans Automated Cell Phone Purchase Machines

To address the significant number of cell phone robberies occurring in the City of Oakland, Councilmember Lynette Gibson McElhaney introduced an ordinance to ban Automated Purchasing Machines.These self-operating buy-back kiosks, which exist in five Bay [...]
NoelGallo

Gallo Calls for Community Support for Migrant Children

Councilmember Noel Gallo, who represents the Fruitvale District, is seeking to promote a alliance between Oakland and San Francisco to pressure the federal government and involve local churches to provide humanitarian aid to Central American [...]
ChildrenYouthFamilyServices

Children & Families Measure Placed on November Ballot

Mayor Edwin M. Lee and all 11 members of the Board of Supervisors voted to send end to a Charter Amendment to the November ballot to extend the Children’s Fund and the Public Education Enrichment [...]
OPD

Disputes Continue Over Police Accountability, City Ballot Measures

Community members continue to express anger and frustration toward the Oakland City Council as it moves forward with plans to put several measures on the November ballot though it is not considering a community-backed measure [...]
PlasticWaterBottles

San Francisco 1st Major City to Ban the Sale of Plastic Water Bottles

San Francisco became the first major city in the U.S. to ban the sale of plastic water bottles on public property this week, taking the lead in a national effort to curb waste.
DMCRichmond

RNs Picket to Save Doctors Medical Center

Following a decision by the Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors to table a sales tax that would have helped save embattled Doctors Medical Center (DMC) in San Pablo, the hospital’s registered nurses held a [...]