Tag Archives: District 7

Marching in Oakland behind the call for an increased minimum wage (Alessandro Tinonga | SW)

Oakland Minimum Wage Increase Seeks to Reduce Wage Gap

Business owners and workers in Oakland are debating Councilmember Larry Reid’s proposal to raise the city’s minimum wage to $10.20 an hour, which would be adjusted for inflation each year and would go into effect [...]
East Oakland residents protest construction of mega crematorium

Mega Crematorium Moves Ahead Despite City Council Opposition

After a recent ruling by Alameda County Superior Court Judge Evelio Grillo, the construction of a new mega-crematorium in East Oakland, which could burn as many as 3,000 bodies a year, may begin as early [...]
Bedroom window where gunshots were fired through, killing Andrew Thomas, 20, and his 1-year-old son, Drew while they were sleep. Photo by Lacy Atkins, The Chronicle. Photo taken from SFGate.

Double Homicide Claims Life of 1-yr-Old Family has lost 3 family members in 4 days

Hours after the city celebrated “National Night Out” – an annual national movement against crime – a double homicide early Wednesday morning claimed the lives of 20–year-old Andrew Thomas and his one-year-old son Drew Jackson. [...]