Experts, advocates and lawmakers gathered on Tuesday to discuss changes to California’s bail system, which often requires defendants to pay a fee upfront in order to be released while their case is pending.
The Oakland City Council voted unanimously on Tuesday to support a resolution urging state lawmakers and Governor Jerry Brown to repeal or modernize the Costa-Hawkins Rental Housing Act, which prohibits rent protections for housing built [...]
The Oakland City Council is considering a proposal from an organization that calls itself the Oakland Diversity and Equity Cannabis Coalition that would reduce the benefits of a recently passed ordinance that gives preference to [...]
Hundreds of restaurant workers and community members are calling for a boycott of Calavera, a Mexican restaurant in downtown Oakland, after several kitchen workers were fired from a job they say was riddled with abuse [...]
The City of Oakland’s highest paid employee is a police officer named Malcolm E. Miller, who earned a total of $489,662 in salary and benefits in 2015, according to information from the online database transparentcalifornia.com.
Iris Canada won a court battle on April 27 of this year to stay in her home at 670 Page Street in San Francisco, a house she has lived in for over half a decade [...]
The City Council is poised to place a renter protection measure on the November ballot, but housing advocates and community members are unsure what the measure will look like and if it is [...]
Activist Carroll Fife recently received a message with some unexpected, exciting news. “I got a text last week saying ‘congratulations,’” said Fife. “It had my name on a paper that said ‘Clinton and Sanders’ [...]
A new annual report from the Alameda County Grand Jury raises concerns about the low academic quality of a number of Oakland’s charter schools and the lack of public accountability of local charters, even though [...]
The Oakland City Council, operating under the cloud of a continuing police child sex abuse scandal, is set to decide July 19 whether to place a measure on the November ballot to create a civilian [...]