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Rebecca Kaplan

City Needs to Recruit More Oakland Residents as Police Officers, Says Kaplan  Only 8 percent of OPD officers are local residents

Mayoral candidate and City Council President Pro-Tem Rebecca Kaplan today announced a proposal to require the city to hire more Oakland residents to work as officers at the Oakland Police Department.
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Say It Loud With a Unified Voice: Women Support Nat Bates for Mayor

Over 150 people gathered at Salute’s Restaurant on Thursday, August 27th for a reception hosted by Black American Political Action Committee of Contra Costa County (BAPAC), Richmond Police Officers Association (RPOA) Richmond Firefighters Local 188, [...]
Uber

Uber & Lyft Support Bonilla in Addressing Insurance Gap Coverage for Driver

Uber and Lyft announced their removal of opposition and revealed their support of Assemblywoman Susan Bonilla’s AB 2293 last week. Throughout the process, both companies adamantly opposed the measure, which would address the dangerous gap [...]
DMCRichmond

Fight Continues in Richmond to Save DMC

At a press conference on Aug. 26 at Sojourner Truth United Church in Richmond, Oakland Civil Rights Attorney Pamela Price and a panel of four – Registered Nurse Maria Sahagun, Dr. Otis E. Rounds, Dr. [...]
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Police Union Letter Raises Questions about Public Safety, Say Mayoral Candidates

An open letter from the head of the Oakland police officers’ union criticizing city leaders for their handling of recent protests is raising questions about how officers will ensure public safety while at the same [...]