The existing Citizens Police Review Board and Community Policing Advisory Board are under the authority of the City Administrator.This past June the Coalition for Police Accountability, of which I am a member, proposed a ballot [...]
I have watched with intense interest our national, state, and local politics. As Richmond prepares to vote for a new mayor and city council, a few things have stood out as insults to Richmond voters.
By Jorge Rosales, Laney College Student I remember being paid $5.75 an hour at my first job as a host at Hobee’s, a brunch restaurant in Fremont where I grew up. The dismal pay rate [...]
At a recent event in support of Measure D, which would place a one-cent per ounce tax on sugary drinks, Councilman Laurie Capitelli insisted that local grocers and restaurant owners, like myself, wouldn’t be responsible [...]
By Janice Ewing It has recently been suggested that a feeling of harassment or hostility towards us exists at some of the senior centers here in Oakland.Some paid members and guests have been verbally discouraged [...]
“Why does death have to stop love? It doesn’t stop people from voting in Chicago?” ~ Jarod Kintz We have all heard the humorous quips about voter fraud. “Vote early and vote often” is a [...]
By Vicki Alexander Just last week the nephew of my housemate died of complications from diabetes. He was just 29 years old. He was an avid soda drinker.
I’m proud to say that Oakland is at the forefront of the national minimum wage movement, according the San Francisco Chronicle, and this November, there is an important measure on the local ballot to raise [...]
By Norman La Force Sometime soon, the Oakland City Council must decide whether to take 53 acres of beautiful free public parkland away from the public forever.Many people are upset that such a painful situation [...]
Ferguson, MO City motto since 1894: PROUD PAST, PROMISING FUTURE: On August 9th of this year unarmed 18 year old Michael Brown was fatally shot by a Ferguson police officer and the shooting sparked the [...]