By Vicki Alexander Just last week the nephew of my housemate died of complications from diabetes. He was just 29 years old. He was an avid soda drinker.
Congresswoman Barbara Lee was in Leandro last week to promote innovative manufacturing in the East Bay. Speaking at the West Gate last Thursday at a “Make it in America” press event, Lee said, “Jump-starting the [...]
We recommend the re-election Desley Brooks for the City Council District 6 seat. She has lived in District 6 for more than 20 years and cares deeply about the quality of life for all the [...]
Councilmember Rebecca Kaplan is our voice in City Hall. And we’re pleased to say: the smart, dedicated and energetic Kaplan would make a great mayor. President Pro Tem of the City Council, Kaplan has [...]
Voters in Berkeley will have an opportunity on Nov. 4 to decide if they want to levy a tax on sugary beverages. The proposed “penny per ounce” tax in Berkeley, called Measure D, is backed [...]
Five candidates for Oakland mayor held a press conference to express their unanimous support this week to support a “Yes” vote on Measure Z, Oakland’s public safety tax measure. Measure Z is designed to replace [...]
There is no shortage of candidates running to be Oakland’s next mayor. That is because Oakland is hungry for change. We believe that the candidate best suited for the job is Dan Siegel.
City agent and Army Base developer Phil Tagami of CCIG lashed out recently in an email newsletter against West Oakland community and environmental activist Margaret Gordon as one of a “handful of critics” who have [...]
As the race for mayor of Oakland comes down to the wire, Governor Jerry Brown this week announced he is endorsing Councilmember Libby Schaaf. Brown, former mayor of Oakland, said that Schaaf is the most [...]
By Norman La Force Sometime soon, the Oakland City Council must decide whether to take 53 acres of beautiful free public parkland away from the public forever.Many people are upset that such a painful situation [...]