Two months after Berkeley police injured peaceful protesters with batons, tear gas and projectiles, some 150 activists led by Berkeley High, Berkeley City College and UC Berkeley Black student unions, took the Black Lives Matter [...]
A number of community members spoke at a public hearing last week at the Planning Commission, raising concerns about how East Oakland neighborhoods and businesses will be impacted by a city proposal to clear the [...]
By Kia Croom District 15 Assemblymember Tony Thurmond introduced his new staff at a recent event at Berkeley City Hall. Thurmond’s district staff includes: Brett Badelle, field representative; Brandon Baranco, field representative; Mary Nicely, district [...]
Congresswoman Barbara Lee welcomed Attorney General Eric Holder to Oakland Thursday for a roundtable discussion around building trust between the community and law enforcement. The conversation, held in the Ronald V. Dellums Federal [...]
The Oakland City Council this week continued to come to grips with issues raised at a recent public hearing “on racial inequality within the economic and criminal justice systems.”
The future of Oakland as a conduit for global commerce took a big step forward recently when the Port of Oakland and Union Pacific Railroad started construction on a project to link the ongoing development [...]
By David Siders, Sacramento Bee Last year, after the Food and Drug Administration approved a breakthrough new drug for hepatitis C, health officials around the country warned of dire consequences for state budgets.
A global logistics hub envisioned for Oakland’s decommissioned army base took a big step forward when the Port of Oakland and Union Pacific Railroad start construction to link the site the railroad’s main line. “Connecting [...]
In a recently released Milken Institute Annual Report on best performing large cities, Vallejo jumped from being ranked 81 out of 200 in 2013 to being ranked to 43 of 200 in 2014.
Many Oakland residents are saying that the City Council’s public hearing on critical issues that impact African Americans in Oakland is a good first step. Held last Saturday in City Hall chambers, the packed [...]