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OP-ED: Don’t Stop Window Smashing by Targeting Peaceful Demonstrators

By Rebecca Kaplan   In recent years, we have suffered from the cyclical epidemic of responding to problems by aiming at the wrong targets.   Some people, expressing (or pretending to express) anger about police [...]
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Residents Support Water Cutbacks, Worry About Rate Increases

A recent Field poll indicates that 65 percent of Californians support Governor Jerry Brown’s mandatory 25 percent reduction of water use in urban areas. At the same time, seven out of 10 homeowners say that [...]
Photo: Mark Hoffman, Journal Sentinel.

OP-ED: How Many More Will We Mourn?

By Cornell William Brooks, President/CEO, NAACP   How many more lives of unarmed Black men and women, tragically and senselessly killed by police, will our nation have to mourn before our country moves to fix [...]
“The Great Migration of the Monarch Butterflies” mural by Rigo 23.

San Leandro Releases New Arts and Culture Video

Mayor Pauline Russo Cutter recently premiered a new video entitled, “San Leandro – Cultivating Art!” at the Alameda County Mayor’s Conference that was hosted at the newly-opened Twenty-First Amendment Brewery in San Leandro. Th
Among the members of Eastlake United for Justice, which is opposing the new apartment tower by Lake Merritt, are: (L to R): Teresita Bautista, Nyia McClendon, Nischit Hegde, D. Alwan, Monica Garcia, Kah’lea McClendon, Mari Rose Taruc and son Kawayan, Victoria McClendon, Alma Blackwell and Amy Vanderwarker.

City Council Set to Approve Sale of City Land for Luxury Apartment Tower

The Oakland City Council is set to vote Tuesday evening on a controversial proposal to sell a city-owned parcel to build a luxury apartment tower at the corner of East 12th Street and Lake Merritt.