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City Bans Automated Cell Phone Purchase Machines

To address the significant number of cell phone robberies occurring in the City of Oakland, Councilmember Lynette Gibson McElhaney introduced an ordinance to ban Automated Purchasing Machines.These self-operating buy-back kiosks, which exist in five Bay [...]
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Gallo Calls for Community Support for Migrant Children

Councilmember Noel Gallo, who represents the Fruitvale District, is seeking to promote a alliance between Oakland and San Francisco to pressure the federal government and involve local churches to provide humanitarian aid to Central American [...]
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Two More Measures on November Ballot? Why Not Police Accountability?

When a community coalition sought the City Council’s approval recently to put a police oversight commission on the November ballot, most of them opposed it. The majority opinion on the council seemed to be that [...]

City Council Approves Downtown San Leandro Tech Campus

San Leandro City Council this week unanimously approved the planning entitlements and development agreement for a, multi-phased, high-density Downtown Technology Campus. This project represents the first major office development under the city’s Downtown Transit-Oriented Development [...]
City Council Passes Stronger Rent Laws to Protect Tenants.

Council Votes 7-0 Tenant Rent Protections

City Council unanimously voted Tuesday to pass stronger rent laws, limiting annual rent increases to no more than 10 percent for tenants and imposing a 70 percent cap on costs of building developments passed to [...]
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Port Commission Approves Tagami Agreement Without Question

Commissioners of the Port of Oakland voted unanimously at their most recent meeting to give Phil Tagami’s team of developers an Exclusive Negotiating Agreement (ENA) to bargain for the next six months to come up [...]
(Left to right) Sandré Swanson, Deputy Mayor of Oakland, Evelyn Hogan-Jackson, co-chair AKA Day at the City Hall, Cheryl Chambers, President Xi Gamma Omega chapter, AKA, Jean Quan, Mayor of Oakland, Carolyn Jones, parliamentarian XGO-AKA, Kimberly Mayfield-Lynch, co-chair AKA Day at the Capitol. Photograph by Conway Jones

Mayor Jean Quan, Council, meet with AKA Sorority members

Xi Gamma Omega (“XGO”) chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority hosted at “Day at Oakland City Hall” to convene with Mayor Jean Quan and City Council members to discuss community issues and how Alpha Kappa [...]
The West Oakland Youth Center is expected to open next month. Photo by Tasion Kwamilele.

City and County to Open Long Awaited West Oakland Youth Center

After sitting idle and vacant for many years in a community that’s in dire need of helpful resources and programs for young people, the West Oakland Youth Center will finally open its doors as the [...]
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Man Beaten by Oakland Police Receives $645,000 Settlement

The City of Oakland has authorized paying an Army veteran $645,000 to settle a lawsuit against the city, alleging that the man was severely beaten by police during an Occupy protest on Nov. 2, 2011.