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Home care workers, seniors, and union members marched on Wednesday outside the State building in downtown Oakland demanding that Gov. Brown treat all workers equally and give home care providers overtime pay. Photos by Ashley Chambers.

Home Care Workers Demand Gov. Brown Keep His Promise of Overtime Pay

In-home care workers, union members, and seniors rallied outside the State building in downtown Oakland on Wednesday chanting, “Overtime is overdue,” demanding that Gov. Jerry Brown keep his promise of overtime pay for workers who [...]
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High Cost of Hepatitis C Drug Hits California Budget

By David Siders, Sacramento Bee Last year, after the Food and Drug Administration approved a breakthrough new drug for hepatitis C, health officials around the country warned of dire consequences for state budgets.
Governor Jerry Brown (r) says Libby Schaaf (l) is the most "practical" candidate in Oakland's mayoral race. Photo by Ashley Chambers.

Governor Brown Endorses Libby Schaaf for Mayor of Oakland

As the race for mayor of Oakland comes down to the wire, Governor Jerry Brown this week announced he is endorsing Councilmember Libby Schaaf. Brown, former mayor of Oakland, said that Schaaf is the most [...]
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OP-ED: East Bay Assembly Candidates in Exciting Contests

June 3rd is California Election Day. The new open primary system makes second place the more interesting race because state elections are now nonpartisan with the top two vote getters in the June primary facing [...]
Bioswales outside the Business building capture rainwater and use it for nearby plants. The bioswales are part of a number of sustainability initiatives.

SFSU Seeks to Reduce Water Consumption

By Jonathan Morales Despite this past weekend’s rain showers, drought conditions persist in California, and SF State is asking students, faculty and staff to cut back on their water usage.Prolonged below-average rainfall — 2013 was [...]
Oakland Civil Rights attorney, Anne Weills, one of the lawyers in the sruggle to abolish longterm solitary confinement in California, speaking recently at a press conference.

California Prisoners in Isolation Should Be Covered by Class Action, Attorneys Argue

Lawyers from the Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR) are urging a federal judge to grant class action status to a lawsuit challenging prolonged solitary confinement in California prisons.
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Buchanan, Bonta Bill To Keep San Leandro Hospital Open

Governor Brown signed AB 1008, jointly authored by Assemblymembers Rob Bonta (D-Oakland) and Joan Buchanan (D-Alamo) last Friday, which keeps San Leandro Hospital and Alameda Hospital open by allowing Alameda Health System (AHS) to keep [...]