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L to R: Pastor Ken Chambers speaks while Post publisher Paul Cobb, Councilmembers Rebecca Kaplan and Noel Gallo, and Bishop Bob Jackson sit as panelists at the Jan. 4 community forum on safe and affordable housing. Photo by Tulio Ospina.

Oakland Community Forum Hears Solutions for Affordable Housing, Renter Protection Bishop Bob Jackson keynotes packed City Hall forum seeking solutions for affordable housing

Community members packed Oakland City Hall chambers Wednesday evening for a forum led by a panel of community leaders to discuss can be done to stop the tidal wave of displacement that is pushing long [...]
L to R: Rev. Cheryl Ward of Cheryl Ward Ministries, B.G. Anaraki of the warehouse artist community, and Dorothy King of Everett & Jones BBQ. The three are part of the taskforce to address Oakland's eviction crisis. Photo by Tulio Ospina.

Everett & Jones BBQ Threatened to Be Shut Down by City Administrator After Unpermitted Fundraiser “You really feel the racism here,” said Dorothy King, owner of E&J BBQ

The Oakland City Administrator’s office sent an official warning letter to Everett & Jones BBQ on Dec. 28 for hosting a fire safety fundraising event without a permit, threatening to close the cornerstone Black-owned restaurant [...]
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Kamala Harris Sworn In as First Indian American Senator and California’s First Black Senator

    By Sarah D. Wire, LA Times   Before friends and family in a packed chamber, Kamala Harris was sworn in as California’s newest U.S. senator Tuesday morning.     She became the first [...]
Speakers at city council committee meeting March 3 called for council to declare a housing state of emergency and moratorium on rent increases and evictions. Photo by Tulio Ospina.

Oakland Community Forum Jan. 4 for More Affordable Housing and Jobs

A community-led meeting will take place in the new year to build a unified response to the out-of-control displacement that is occurring in the wake of the Ghost Ship fire, affecting those who live in [...]
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Oakland Ties Hopes of Keeping Raiders to Lott Stadium Proposal

While the Oakland Raiders have clinched their first playoff berth since 2002 and fans beam with Silver and Black pride, the team’s permanent location still has not been decided.
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West Oakland’s Qilombo Loses Lease After Ghost Ship Fire Oakland’s red-tagging not providing incentive to ask for safety inspections, say community members

Since the Oakland warehouse fire that claimed 36 lives earlier this month, the city has seen a rash of landlord panic and opportunism, according to community members who have seen the number of unannounced fire [...]