Community pressure has been mounting for the city to extend the temporary moratorium on rent increases and illegal evictions until the City Council takes decisive action to pass laws that provide long-term protections for Oakland’s [...]
Dozens of low-wage workers and housing rights advocates gave Mayor Libby Schaaf a wake up call at her house early Monday morning, demanding that she take urgent action to protect Oakland’s most vulnerable residents from [...]
A majority of City Council members are determined to find the money in the city budget to save the neighborhood job centers in East, West and Central Oakland that serve unemployed and underemployed workers.
By Robert Gammon, Oakland Magazine Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf is facing the biggest challenge of her political career right now—and she’s failing badly. The Oakland Police Department’s horrid sexual misconduct scandal has already [...]
Responding to Speaker Paul Ryan’s “Better Way” agenda on poverty, Congresswoman Barbara Lee released a statement saying, “Right now there are more than 46 million Americans living in poverty, including 16 million children, (and) Congress [...]
Assemblymember Tony Thurmond (D-Richmond) this week presented AB 2235, Caleb’s Law, to Senate Business, Professions & Economic Development Committee, to help parents understand their rights when their child undergoes certain dental procedures.
By David Love, Atlanta Black Star Muhammad Ali is dead at the age of 74. While the giant of a man is almost invariably praised for his victory in the boxing ring, he [...]
Oakland has operated under a housing state of emergency for the past two months. This ordinance has stopped hundreds and perhaps thousands of Oakland renters from having their rent raised above 1.7 percent (per year) [...]
Orton Development, which has the exclusive negotiating agreement (ENA) on the $52 million renovation of the Henry J. Kaiser Convention Center at Lake Merritt, provided a glimpse of its proposed project this week at a [...]
In the battle for the open 9th district seat in the State Senate, Democrats Sandré Swanson and Nancy Skinner will face a rematch in November. Skinner won 47 percent of the vote while Swanson received [...]