Tag Archives: Bay Area

Immigrant rights organizations show their support for the “Right to Counsel for Immigrants” proposal at Tuesday’s press conference in front of San Francisco City Hall. Photo by Tulio Ospina.

SF Immigrant Rights Advocates Seek Funding to Fight Trump Deportations $5 million proposal would hire 23 new immigration attorneys to represent detained immigrants

Holding San Francisco to its promise of remaining a sanctuary city for its immigrant residents, immigrant rights organizations and the Public Defender’s Office are asking the city to fund increased legal services to provide representation [...]
Andrea Reyes, 23, is one of Bay Area’s undocumented
youth who is a DACA recipient. She currently works as a legal assistant for Dolores Street Community Services in San Francisco and plans to become an immigration attorney. Photo by Tulio Ospina.

Bay Area Undocumented Youth Withstand Increasing Deportation Threats

In 2012, when President Obama signed an executive order offering undocumented youth temporary immigration relief, thousands of lives were changed as young people were finally given the ability to live without fear of deportation.
Oakland, CA.

Report: Rise in Housing Costs Leads to Poorer Health in Bay Area Increased housing costs cause higher rates of asthma, hypertension in affected communities

Harmful effects of displacement and rising housing costs are not limited to physical displacement. According to a recent survey by Alameda County health workers, serious negative health impacts have resulted from the Bay Area’s housing [...]
Pamela Alexander, director of Community Development, Ford Motor Company Fund.

Ford Motor Company Celebrates Bay Area “Unsung Heroes” Nominations due Nov. 23; special awards ceremony to be held Dec. 8

  As part of its ongoing commitment to support local communities, Ford Motor Company is kicking off the Ford Freedom Unsung program in the Bay Area to honor the achievements of everyday people and organizations [...]
Ta-Nehisi Coates. Photo by Tulio Ospina.

“There Is No America Without the Physical Plunder of Black People,” Ta-Nehisi Coates Tells Bay Area Crowd.

  Writer, journalist and educator Ta-Nehisi Coates spoke to a sold-out crowd in Berkeley this week, discussing the ideas and experiences in his best seller, “Between the World and Me,” which he wrote in the [...]
Walter Riley

National Lawyers Guild Honors Local Attorney Walter Riley

  The National Lawyers Guild honored Oakland civil rights attorney Walter Riley at its annual Law for the People Convention, which was held in Oakland this year at the Marriott Oakland City Center.
Explorers with California Highway Patrol

Explorers and Senior Volunteers Help CHP Do their Job Safely

Everyone uses roads and highways throughout the state to travel, conduct business, engage in commerce, or simply enjoy California’s beauty. Motivated citizens can help California Highway Patrol (CHP) do their jobs safely as Explorers and [...]