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Paint peeling off the exterior of a house. Photo courtesy of Standard Home Inspections.

What Should Oakland Residents Do to Avoid Toxic Lead Contamination? Fruitvale district has highest levels of lead poisoning in California, worse than Flint

Toxic lead levels are dangerously high in Oakland’s Fruitvale district, which has the highest level of contamination in California and are worse than in Flint, Michigan, according to a national report recently published by Reuters.
Noel Gallo and Viola Gonzales

Noel Gallo Faces Viola Gonzales in Oakland District 5 Race Gallo popular for backing renters’ protection and police commission

In the City Council race for Oakland District 5, incumbent Noel Gallo is facing off against Viola Gonzales, who previously served on the Oakland Board of Education as an appointee of then-Mayor Jerry Brown.