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Paul Chavez, Executive Director of Centro Legal de la Raza, speaks at Tuesday's press conference announcing the collaboration between local immigrant rights groups and the city to provide universal representation for Oakland's undocumented residents. Chavez is flanked by representatives of Centro Legal and Councilmember Noel Gallo (left) and Mayor Libby Schaaf (right). Photo by Tulio Ospina.

Oakland, SF Consider Forming Response Teams to Fight Deportations Under Trump Cities working with nonprofits to achieve universal legal representation for undocumented residents

Mayor Libby Schaaf announced this week that Oakland is committed to remaining a sanctuary city, pledging to achieve “universal legal representation” for all its undocumented residents and working with immigrant rights groups and heads of [...]
Speakers at the Post Salon at Geoffrey's Inner Circle on Sept. 27 were (L to R): Gay Plair Cobb, Alicia Contreras, Margaret Gordon, Councilmember Rebecca Kaplan and Carroll Fife. Photo by Ken Epstein.

Next ‘Post Salon’ Will Look at Local Banking, New OUSD Superintendent 

The next Post Salon, Sunday, Dec. 4, will discuss two important question: What would a Public Bank mean for Oakland, and how should Oakland go about picking a new schools’ superintendent?
James Harris speaks on Supt. Wilson's resignation at a press conference on Tuesday. Photo by Ken Epstein.

Oakland Schools Supt. Antwan Wilson Resigns Mid-Year to Lead Washington, D.C. Schools

  Ending months of rumors that he was applying for jobs at school districts around the country, Oakland Unified School District (OUSD) Superintendent Antwan Wilson announced this week that he is quitting after two-and-a-half years [...]
Ayodele Nzinga (left) and Lailan Huen spoke Monday
evening at the Oakland City Council meeting. Photo by Ken Epstein.

Oakland Coalition Wins Community Benefits from Wood Partners Downtown Apartment Development

Representatives of a community and labor coalition this week declared a victory in their six-month fight to win community benefits from Wood Partners’ 262-unit, one square-block apartment development, winning significant changes in an agreement that [...]
Oakland homeless encampment. Photo courtesy of East Bay Express.

Oakland Infrastructure Bond Delayed to Include Housing for the Homeless

The City Council was set Tuesday night to pass what seemed to be an uncontroversial law to enact the Measure KK Affordable Housing and Infrastructure Bond, which was approved by voters last week.
Andrea Reyes, de 23 años, es una de las jóvenes indocumentadas de Bay Area que es beneficiaria de DACA. Actualmente trabaja como asistente legal para Dolores Street Community Services en San Francisco y planea convertirse en una abogada de inmigración. Foto por Tulio Ospina

Los jóvenes indocumentados del Área de la Bahía soportan cada vez más amenazas de deportación

En 2012, cuando el presidente Obama firmó una orden ejecutiva ofreciendo a inmigrantes indocumentados un alivio temporal a la inmigración, miles de vidas fueron cambiadas a medida que a los jóvenes se les dio finalmente [...]
Andrea Reyes, 23, is one of Bay Area’s undocumented
youth who is a DACA recipient. She currently works as a legal assistant for Dolores Street Community Services in San Francisco and plans to become an immigration attorney. Photo by Tulio Ospina.

Bay Area Undocumented Youth Withstand Increasing Deportation Threats

In 2012, when President Obama signed an executive order offering undocumented youth temporary immigration relief, thousands of lives were changed as young people were finally given the ability to live without fear of deportation.
Noel Gallo habla en la reunión del Comité de Reglas del jueves donde una resolución para reafirmar la posición de Oakland como una ciudad santuario fue empujada al pleno del Ayuntamiento. Foto por Tulio Ospina.

SF y Oakland se comprometen a permanecer siendo santuarios para residentes indocumentados

Las ciudades de todo el país han anunciado desafiantemente que seguirán siendo “ciudades santuarios” para sus residentes indocumentados, a pesar de la promesa de la campaña del presidente electo Donald Trump de recortar toda la [...]