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L to R: Pastor Ken Chambers speaks while Post publisher Paul Cobb, Councilmembers Rebecca Kaplan and Noel Gallo, and Bishop Bob Jackson sit as panelists at the Jan. 4 community forum on safe and affordable housing. Photo by Tulio Ospina.

Special Oakland Council Meeting on Housing Set for Jan. 23

This past Wednesday the City Council received an email stating that upon request from the mayor’s office, the Special Council Meeting of Wednesday, January 25 has been rescheduled to Monday January 23 at 5:30 p.m., [...]
Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf speaks during a press conference on Dec. 4, 2016. Marcio Jose Sanchez / AP

Oakland Mayor Schaaf Urges Council to Support Kaplan’s Relocation Assistance Ordinance Issues Order to Improve Building Safety Without Displacement

Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf on Wednesday called on City Council to hold a special council meeting next Tuesday, January 17 in order to approve Councilmember Rebecca Kaplan’s resolution to increase financial relocation assistance for tenants [...]
Towanda Sherry, miembro de Causa Justa:Just Cause, habla en el foro comunitario del miércoles sobre viviendas seguras y asequibles. Detrás de ella están docenas de miembros de la comunidad, artistas y residentes sin hogar que hablaron después de ella. Foto por Tulio Ospina.

La administración de la ciudad agrega insulto a la lesión con respuesta “agresiva” al incendio del almacén, dicen residentes de Oakland

El foro sobre viviendas seguras y asequibles que se llevó a cabo el miércoles reunió a aproximadamente 300 miembros de la comunidad, artistas y residentes sin hogar que tuvieron la oportunidad de decir a los [...]
Towanda Sherry, a member of Causa Justa: Just Cause, speaks at Wednesday's community forum on safe and affordable housing. Behind her stand dozens of community members, artists and homeless residents who spoke after her. Photo by Tulio Ospina.

Oakland Administration Adding Insult to Injury with “Aggressive” Response to Warehouse Fire, Say Community Members

The town hall meeting on safe and affordable housing that was held on Wednesday brought together roughly 300 community members, artists and homeless residents who had a chance to tell city leaders what solutions they [...]
L to R: Pastor Ken Chambers speaks while Post publisher Paul Cobb, Councilmembers Rebecca Kaplan and Noel Gallo, and Bishop Bob Jackson sit as panelists at the Jan. 4 community forum on safe and affordable housing. Photo by Tulio Ospina.

Oakland Community Forum Hears Solutions for Affordable Housing, Renter Protection Bishop Bob Jackson keynotes packed City Hall forum seeking solutions for affordable housing

Community members packed Oakland City Hall chambers Wednesday evening for a forum led by a panel of community leaders to discuss can be done to stop the tidal wave of displacement that is pushing long [...]
L to R: Rev. Cheryl Ward of Cheryl Ward Ministries, B.G. Anaraki of the warehouse artist community, and Dorothy King of Everett & Jones BBQ. The three are part of the taskforce to address Oakland's eviction crisis. Photo by Tulio Ospina.

Everett & Jones BBQ Threatened to Be Shut Down by City Administrator After Unpermitted Fundraiser “You really feel the racism here,” said Dorothy King, owner of E&J BBQ

The Oakland City Administrator’s office sent an official warning letter to Everett & Jones BBQ on Dec. 28 for hosting a fire safety fundraising event without a permit, threatening to close the cornerstone Black-owned restaurant [...]
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Oakland Ties Hopes of Keeping Raiders to Lott Stadium Proposal

While the Oakland Raiders have clinched their first playoff berth since 2002 and fans beam with Silver and Black pride, the team’s permanent location still has not been decided.
Dorothy King (right), owner of Everett & Jones BBQ, and Sam Lefebvre, a resident at the artist warehouse neighboring the restaurant in Jack London Square. Photo by William Hammons.

Everett & Jones, Warehouse Artists Take on Oakland’s Housing Affordability Crisis Artists and Black residents seek plan for “mutual aid and unity”

Proprietors of Everett & Jones BBQ and residents of a neighboring artist warehouse met over the weekend with a message of unity and mutual aid as they paid tribute to the 36 lives lost in [...]
Dozens of immigrant rights advocates personally delivered letters to SF Supervisors and Mayor Ed Lee, asking that they approve the community's proposal for a legal defense fund.

Oakland, SF Take First Steps to Fund Immigration Defense Network Advocates say more funding is still needed to protect the area’s undocumented residents

While Alameda and San Francisco counties are seeking to allocate funds for an immigration legal defense fund, local immigrant rights groups are saying it’s a good start but not yet enough to handle the level [...]