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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 [...]
LondonBreed

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 [...]
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Supporters of $12.25/hr. Minimum Wage Submit Signatures for Fall Ballot

Supporters of a ballot initiative to raise Oakland’s minimum wage of $12.25 an hour announced they will submit their signatures to qualify for the November ballot to the City Clerk’s office on Friday morning.
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San Francisco Schools To No Longer Suspend Students for Dress Code Violations I

The San Francisco Board of Education voted unanimously this week to update the school’s district’s dress code. The updated policy will allow schools to set their own policies on the wearing of hats, caps and [...]
Mayor Quan swore in Sean Whent on Wednesday confirming him as Chief of Police of the Oakland Police Department. Photo by Spencer Whitney.

City Hires Sean Whent to Lead Police Department

Mayor Jean Quan announced Tuesday that interim chief Sean Whent will become the new chief of the Oakland Police Department Whent has served as the interim chief since Howard Jordan resigned last May for medical [...]
LNBLRichmond

Richmond Citizens Want In on LBNL Expansion Project

Contra Costa Interfaith Supporting Community Organization (CCISCO) in partnership with the Alliance of Californians for Community Empowerment (ACCE) hosted a town hall meeting allowing Richmond residents weighed in on plans for the forthcoming Lawrence Berkeley [...]