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Miembros de la comunidad preocupados por la crisis de vivienda de Oakland muestran su desaprobación de subvención federal. Foto por Tulio Ospina.

Community Protesters: Amid Housing Crisis, Why is Council Funding More Police?

The Oakland City Council voted Tuesday evening to accept a controversial $1.875 million federal grant from the US Department of Justice that would pay 18 percent of the cost of hiring 15 additional Oakland police [...]
(From left to right) Roseann Torres and Shanthi Gonzalez

Community Objects to Privately Funded OUSD Enrollment Reform

Members of the Board of Education and community activists are raising concerns about how Oakland Unified School District (OUSD) Supt. Antwan Wilson is funding the overhaul of the school enrollment process.
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Environmental Groups Drop Lawsuit, Give City Chance to Resolve Coal Issue

Environmental groups represented by Earthjustice have withdrawn their lawsuit against the City of Oakland and a group of developers led by Phil Tagami’s CCIG for failing to conduct an environmental review of the possible impacts [...]
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Los residentes protestan por Tarifas de Impacto de Oakland Activistas de Viviendas dicen que no va a ser suficiente dinero para viviendas asequibles

Más de 100 residentes de Oakland, trabajadores y líderes religiosos se manifestaron en frente del Ayuntamiento mientras concejales consideraban pasar una cuota de impacto a la vivienda asequible que algunos estiman podría generar millones de [...]
Interfaith leaders occupied DA O'Malley's office on Wednesday, demanding that she drop the charges against the Black Friday 14. (Bay Solidarity Twitter)

Interfaith Leaders Arrested After Occupying DA O’Malley’s Office Clergy Demands that She Drop Charges Against Black Friday 14

On Wednesday, 14 leaders from diverse faith backgrounds were arrested after holding a sit-in at Alameda County District Attorney Nancy O’Malley’s office in Oakland, demanding that O’Malley drop criminal charges against the Black Friday 14 [...]
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Officials Will Be Held Accountable in 2016 City Elections for Failing to Halt Gentrification and Keep Residents in Oakland

There is near universal agreement that Oakland is in a housing crisis and that action must be taken quickly to prevent the town from being San Franciso-ized, turning into a city that has lost its [...]