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Kamala D. Harris, Janet Napolitano Take Steps to Address Campus Sexual Assault

Attorney General Kamala D. Harris has announced steps to address the pervasive issue of campus sexual assault on California’s college campuses.   Joined by University of California President Janet Napolitano, law enforcement leaders and victim [...]
Councilmember Abel Guillen.

Vote on Luxury Apartment Tower in Guillen’s District Postponed, Council Seeks More Community Benefits

A number of Oakland residents are waiting to see what the City Council will do next after protesters shut down the May 5 council meeting where the council was scheduled to authorize the sale of [...]
Demonstrators rallied on Thursday outside the Rotunda building in downtown Oakland, where Phil Tagami’s California Capital & Investment Group is located, calling on him to keep his promise not to bring coal into Oakland. Photo by Ethan Buckner.

McElhaney Puts Damper on Tagami’s Coal Plan

News has spread of developer Phil Tagami’s action to negotiate a deal with four counties in Utah to ship coal to a new export terminal at the Oakland Army Base that could begin operation as [...]

OP-ED: Oakland Needs a Department to Address Institutionalized Injustice

Two-thirds of the people who live in Oakland are not white and Oakland has a long history of struggle for racial justice.   Yet the situation of most whites is quite different from the situation [...]

San Leandro to Host Town Hall Meeting

San Leandro will host a town hall meeting Monday, May 11 from 7 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. for residents of City Council Districts 1, 2 and 5. <
Congresswoman Barbara Lee speaks with seniors at the West Oakland Senior Center. Photo by Ashley Chambers.

Congresswoman Barbara Lee “Fighting the Good Fight”

Congresswoman Barbara Lee met this week with seniors at the West Oakland Senior Center in Oakland to hear their concerns and share with them the work that she is doing on Capitol Hill to protect [...]
A pile of coal sits near the Crandall Canyon Mine northwest of Huntington. Mining experts say Utah has about 40-45 years of coal left. Photo courtesy of Kristin Nichols, Deseret Morning News.

Tagami’s Behind-the-Scenes Deal to Bring Coal to Oakland Draws Opposition

Now that the Oakland Army Base development project is well underway, city developer and project manager Phil Tagami is working on a behind-the-scenes $53 million deal to ship coal from Utah through the new Oakland [...]