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Officials Will Be Held Accountable in 2016 City Elections for Failing to Halt Gentrification and Keep Residents in Oakland

There is near universal agreement that Oakland is in a housing crisis and that action must be taken quickly to prevent the town from being San Franciso-ized, turning into a city that has lost its [...]
The SambaFunk! Funkquarians led the drum circle protest with over a hundred drummers in front of City Hall on Monday. Photo by Tulio Ospina.

Racially Profiled, Drummers Make Noise about Gentrification in Oakland

    Over one hundred people, most of them drummers, gathered in front of City Hall Monday evening to bring attention to what longtime Oaklanders feel is an increase in tensions between longtime residents and [...]

Longshore Workers Vote to Oppose Coal Exports in Oakland

  Longshore workers and marine clerks who have moved cargo at the Ports of Oakland and San Francisco since 1934 have rejected a developer’s plan to export coal through the former Oakland Army Base. International [...]
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McElhaney Has the Backing to Become Next Council President

  District 3 Councilmember Lynette McElhaney appears to have the necessary votes to become the next president of the Oakland City Council.   Councilmembers will elect the new president and vice mayor at the swearing [...]
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Nurses Welcome Council Decision to Reallocate Funds to Doctors Medical Center

  At Tuesday’s Richmond City Council meeting, Registered Nurses, hospital staff and community members asked council members to reallocate $15 million of a $90 million community benefit agreement with Chevron USA, to Doctors Medical Center [...]
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Council Puts a Wrap on Trash Conflict

The Oakland City Council declared a victory and a truce this week in the month-long garbage conflict with Texas-based Waste Management, the nation’s largest trash hauler, which was determined to force the city back into [...]
(left to right) Rev. Vernon Burroughs, Pastor Joe Smith, Pastor Curtis Robinson, Pastor Lawrence Vanhook, Rev. Dr. Harold Mayberrt, Servant B.K. Wooodson, Pastor Gerald Agee, Rev. Cornell Wheeler, Elder Maurice Lackey, Rev. Dr. Gregory Payton, and Rev. Cheryl Ward stand in support of  District 6 Councilwoman Desley Brooks (center).

Oakland Clergy Back Desley Brooks for City Council

Pastors of Oakland gathered on Tuesday to announce their support in the reelection of District 6 Councilwoman Desley Brooks in the Rainbow Center at 58th Street and International Boulevard.Running for her fourth term, Brooks has [...]

Waste Management Goes Grassroots to Overturn Garbage Deal The corporation is funding the referendum, calling itself “Oakland Residents for a Clean City”

Oakland residents may have thought that the city’s acrimonious trash debates were over last month when the City Council ousted Texas-based Waste Management corporation that has had a lock on the billion-dollar garbage contract for [...]