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Council Awards $1.3 Million for LGBTQ Youth Services

The Oakland City Council awarded $1.3 million in city grants to support LGBTQ youth Tuesday evening. Approximately 540 LGBTQ young people per year are expected to benefit from the grants, which were awarded to five [...]
Brooks

Oakland’s Foothill-Seminary Area Will Get a Makeover

The Foothill Seminary commercial corridor is going to get a facelift. In 2004, District 6 Councilmember Desley Brooks, in partnership with David Glover of OCCUR and the City of Oakland, applied for a Metropolitan Transportation [...]
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Proposed Police Oversight Commission Clears First Hurdle

A resolution that allows discussion and action on a proposed November ballot measure to create a Public Safety Oversight Commission was approved by the City Council’s Rules Committee this week, which means the measure can [...]
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“The Steven Parker Radio Show” Grills Local Candidates

Steven Parker, a native of Richmond, has witnessed the city in its prime when the government was functioning effectively for its residents. But he says that in recent years, Richmond has struggled, and the quality [...]
BrooklynBasin

Brooklyn Basin on a Fast Track, Largest Residential Development in City’s History

Media, labor groups and civic leaders were almost breathless with enthusiasm in their praise for the Brooklyn Basin development, 3,100 units of mostly market rate housing that broke ground this spring on the waterfront from [...]
Councilmember Noel Gallo, District 5

Gallo Backs Community Call for Police Accountability

Councilmember Noel Gallo is pushing the City Council to consider placing a charter amendment on the November ballot. The measure would create a public safety oversight commission to assume most of the authority over the [...]
Donna Powers

Donna Powers – She’s Back and She Wants to Help Fix Richmond’s City Council

Former City Councilmember Donna Powers is considering a return to Richmond’s City Council. Powers first joined the local political fray in 1991 with a run for city council.Community members remember Powers as someone who shook [...]
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SF to Rehab Unused Public Housing for Homeless Families

District 5 Supervisor London Breed and Mayor Ed Lee this week announced a plan to provide $2.5 million to renovate more than 160 currently unused public housing units, and prioritize homeless families for those units.Supervisor [...]