Mayor Edwin M. Lee and all 11 members of the Board of Supervisors voted to send end to a Charter Amendment to the November ballot to extend the Children’s Fund and the Public Education Enrichment [...]
Community members continue to express anger and frustration toward the Oakland City Council as it moves forward with plans to put several measures on the November ballot though it is not considering a community-backed measure [...]
San Francisco became the first major city in the U.S. to ban the sale of plastic water bottles on public property this week, taking the lead in a national effort to curb waste.
By Louise Chu, UCSF News Depression. Anxiety Disorders. Addiction. They’re some of the most common conditions affecting people’s health, and for millions with the most severe cases, conventional treatments such as psychotherapy and medication don’t [...]
By Kate Abbey-Lambertz, Huffington Post Detroit’s been shutting off water to customers who reportedly can’t afford to pay their bills, and United Nations experts said Wednesday it’s a violation of human rights.The UN responded after [...]
Following a decision by the Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors to table a sales tax that would have helped save embattled Doctors Medical Center (DMC) in San Pablo, the hospital’s registered nurses held a [...]
By Vanessa Ochavillo, Sacramento Bee At Krazy Mary’s Boutique in midtown Sacramento, owner Mary Kawano is already accommodating the state’s new minimum wage of $9 a hour, which went into effect Tuesday.
A push by a community coalition asking the Oakland City Council to put a police accountability commission measure on the November ballot was always a long shot.
City Councilmember and mayoral candidate Rebecca Kaplan is calling upon the city to end disparities in awarding contracts to women- and minority-owned businesses in Oakland. In an open letter to the mayor and city administrator, [...]
Mayor Jean Quan is holding her official campaign kickoff at a “We Rise Together” event Saturday, June 28, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Laney College Theater, 900 Fallon St. in Oakland