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Eduarda Cruz and her translator speak at the Board of Supervisors meeting on Tuesday. Photo by Tulio Ospina.

Alameda County Votes to Fund Immigrant Legal Defense Network

The Alameda County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously on Tuesday to allocate $750,000 to the creation of a county-wide rapid response network to fight deportations under President Donald Trump.   The money would go to [...]
Homeless organizer Needa Bee speaks Wednesday at Oakland City Hall meeting on homelessness. Photo by Ken Epstein.

City, Oakland Homeless Seek Immediate Solutions to House the Displaced

In the angry aftermath of the city’s eviction of a homeless encampment in North Oakland, Councilmember Noel Gallo and Joe DeVries, assistant to the City Administrator, met Wednesday afternoon with a group of homeless and [...]
Clients of Centro Legal de la Raza gather for a Know Your Rights presentation in Oakland. Photo courtesy of Centro Legal.

Oakland Council, SF Foundation Kickstart Immigrant Defense Network Alameda County Board of Supervisors to vote Tuesday on allocating $750,000 for immigrant legal defense network

The Oakland City Council voted unanimously this week to appropriate $300,000 over two years from the city’s general fund to help establish of a countywide rapid response network for immigration legal defense.   The money [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
Paul Chávez, Director Ejecutivo del Centro Legal de la Raza, habla en la conferencia de prensa del martes anunciando la colaboración entre los grupos locales de derechos de los inmigrantes y la ciudad para brindar una representación universal a los residentes indocumentados de Oakland. Chávez está flanqueado por representantes del Centro Legal y el Concejal Noel Gallo (izquierda) y la alcaldesa Libby Schaaf (a la derecha). Foto por Tulio Ospina.

Oakland, SF Consideran la formación de equipos de respuesta inmigratoria para combatir deportaciones bajo Trump Las ciudades están trabajando con organizaciones sin fines de lucro para lograr representación legal universal para los residentes indocumentados

La alcaldesa Libby Schaaf anunció esta semana que Oakland se ha comprometido a permanecer como una ciudad santuario, comprometiéndose a lograr “representación legal universal” para todos sus residentes indocumentados y trabajando con grupos de derechos [...]
Paul Chavez, Executive Director of Centro Legal de la Raza, speaks at Tuesday's press conference announcing the collaboration between local immigrant rights groups and the city to provide universal representation for Oakland's undocumented residents. Chavez is flanked by representatives of Centro Legal and Councilmember Noel Gallo (left) and Mayor Libby Schaaf (right). Photo by Tulio Ospina.

Oakland, SF Consider Forming Response Teams to Fight Deportations Under Trump Cities working with nonprofits to achieve universal legal representation for undocumented residents

Mayor Libby Schaaf announced this week that Oakland is committed to remaining a sanctuary city, pledging to achieve “universal legal representation” for all its undocumented residents and working with immigrant rights groups and heads of [...]
Noel Gallo habla en la reunión del Comité de Reglas del jueves donde una resolución para reafirmar la posición de Oakland como una ciudad santuario fue empujada al pleno del Ayuntamiento. Foto por Tulio Ospina.

SF y Oakland se comprometen a permanecer siendo santuarios para residentes indocumentados

Las ciudades de todo el país han anunciado desafiantemente que seguirán siendo “ciudades santuarios” para sus residentes indocumentados, a pesar de la promesa de la campaña del presidente electo Donald Trump de recortar toda la [...]
Noel Gallo speaks at Thursday’s Rules Committee meeting
where a resolution to reaffirm Oakland’s position as a sanctuary city was pushed to the full City Council. Photo by Tulio Ospina.

Oakland, SF Vow to Remain Sanctuaries for Undocumented Residents

Cities across the country have announced defiantly that they will remain “sanctuary cities” for their undocumented residents, despite President-elect Donald Trump’s campaign promise to cut all federal funding to cities that do so. &nb
Noel Gallo and Roseann Torres

Oakland Incumbents Overcome Challengers in School Board and City Council Races

In Oakland’s school board and City Council races, incumbents managed to hold off challengers, leaving the status quo perhaps shaken but intact.   In District 3, which includes West Oakland, Lynette Gibson McElhaney held onto [...]