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On Monday, legislators and a coalition of faith and community leaders, public safety officials and families of victims gathered at Beebe Memorial Cathedral in Oakland, in support of legislation that would bring stronger gun laws to the city.

Oakland Leaders Support Stronger Laws Against Gun Violence

With four days remaining before the deadline to send bills to Gov. Jerry Brown’s desk, East Bay Assemblymembers Nancy Skinner (D-Berkeley), Rob Bonta (D-Oakland) and community leaders on Monday urged the Legislature and the governor [...]
Pallbearers carry the casket of 8-year-old Alaysha Carradine.  Photo taken by Spencer Whitney

Hundreds Mourn Loss of 8-Yr-Old Alaysha “Ladybug” Carradine

More than 200 family, friends, and community members gathered on Tuesday at McNary-Williams-Jackson Mortuary to pay their respects to 8-year-old Alaysha “Ladybug” Carradine. Alaysha was at a sleepover at a friend’s house in the Dimond [...]
Hundreds rally in front of Oakland Federal Building on Saturday, July 20. Photo courtesy of Ken Epstein.

Outraged Protests Continue in Wake of Zimmerman Verdict

The world was stunned last Saturday when jurors in the George Zimmerman murder trial returned with a verdict after only 16 hours of deliberation. Zimmerman was found not guilty in the murder of unarmed Trayvon [...]
Alaysha Carradine,8,  was killed in Oakland in July while attending a sleepover at a friend's house.

“Enough is Enough” – Oakland Clergy React to Killing of 8-year-old Girl

Twenty members of Oakland’s clergy held a press conference Thursday in response to violence in the city and the recent shooting of 8-year old Alaysha Carradine, who was killed while at a friend’s sleepover on [...]
Alaysha Carradine,8,  was killed in Oakland in July while attending a sleepover at a friend's house.

Oakland 8-year-old Slain During Sleepover

8-year-old Alaysha Carradine was at a sleepover with two other children and their grandmother in the Dimond District neighborhood when gunfire struck the apartment’s front security screen door killing Carradine and wounding everyone else in [...]