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Dozens of immigrant rights advocates personally delivered letters to SF Supervisors and Mayor Ed Lee, asking that they approve the community's proposal for a legal defense fund.

Oakland, SF Take First Steps to Fund Immigration Defense Network Advocates say more funding is still needed to protect the area’s undocumented residents

While Alameda and San Francisco counties are seeking to allocate funds for an immigration legal defense fund, local immigrant rights groups are saying it’s a good start but not yet enough to handle the level [...]
Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf, City, Alameda County Announce Raiders NFL Stadium Plan

Libby Schaaf, Oakland Mayor, Disputes NFL’s Eric Grubman On Raiders Stadium Deal - Oakland Raiders Can Help City Recover From Oakland Fire By Staying Here

        Eric Grubman, the NFL’s Executive Vice President for Business Affairs, has both upset and ignited an Oakland Community determined to keep its Oakland Raiders. Oakland’s collective raw emotions in the wake [...]
Does NFL Favor Las Vegas Over Oakland Raiders Stadium Ronnie Lott Deal For Barring Goldman Sachs?

Does NFL Favor Las Vegas Over Oakland Raiders Stadium Ronnie Lott Deal For Barring Goldman Sachs? - Oakland Officials, Lott Group, Fortress Investments shocked at NFL's response to term sheet, ENA

    Zennie Abraham, Zennie62, YouTube, Goldman Sachs, Eric Grubman, Libby Schaaf, NFL, Ronnie Lott, Oakland, Oakland Raiders, Las Vegas, Sheldon Adelson, Greg Carey – keywords         On Tuesday, the Alameda County [...]
Oakland Raiders NFL Stadium Ronnie Lott Group Term Sheet Released

Oakland Raiders NFL Stadium Ronnie Lott Group Term Sheet Released - Raiders Deal Calls For $350 Million Public, $900 Million Private Investment

    The Ronnie Lott Group and Fortress Investments are a major step closer to building a stadium in partnership with the Oakland Raiders and the National Football League as of today. The much-talked-about, but [...]
Yanci López habla en la manifestación del martes frente a la Municipalidad de San Francisco. Ella está flanqueada por sus dos hijos y su abogado, Luis Ángel, la conforta mientras habla de su marido detenido. Foto por Tulio Ospina.

Grupos de Derechos de los Inmigrantes presionan al alcalde de SF para que acepte el Fondo de Defensa Legal El alcalde Lee presenta su propia propuesta sin financiamiento para la oficina del Defensor Público

Grupos de derechos de los inmigrantes, junto con la oficina del Defensor Público de San Francisco y varios supervisores de la ciudad, anunciaron una propuesta la semana pasada para asignar $5 millones para contratar a [...]
Yanci Lopez speaks at Tuesday's rally in front of SF City Hall. She is flanked by her two children and her attorney, Luis Angel, comforts her as she talks about her detained husband. Photo by Tulio Ospina.

Immigrant Rights Groups Pressure SF Mayor to Accept Legal Defense Fund Mayor Lee introducing his own proposal with no funding for Public Defender’s office

Immigrant rights groups, alongside the San Francisco Public Defender’s office and several city Supervisors, announced a proposal last week to allocate $5 million to hire 23 new immigration attorneys in preparation of Donald Trump’s presidency. [...]

Black Arts Movement Business District Wants Artists to Have Affordable Housing

The Oakland Black Arts Movement Business District (BAMBD) is backing Mayor Libby Schaaf’s announcement of housing grants for East Oakland artists and is asking that the mayor also secure housing and space for the artists [...]
Las consecuencias del incendio que estalló en Ghost Ship en Oakland el viernes por la noche. Foto cortesía de LA Times.

El incendio en Oakland producto de la crisis de vivienda y la negligencia de la ciudad, dicen los defensores de la vivienda

En los días siguientes al trágico incendio en un convertido almacén en Oakland que mató a 36 personas el viernes, la ciudad y los miembros de la comunidad han estado luchando por respuestas a lo [...]
Participants at the December Post Salon Community Assembly discussed proposals for conducting a search for a new schools’ superintendent who is committed to Oakland
students and families. Photo by Ken Epstein.

Oakland Post Salon Community Assembly Wants Transparent Search for New Schools’ Chief Salon advises departing superintendent not to sell property or lease city building

Community members, speaking at last Sunday’s Post Salon Community Assembly, are calling on the Oakland Board of Education to conduct a transparent and inclusive process to pick a new school district superintendent to replace Antwan [...]