Tag Archives: Politics

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Book by UC Berkeley Professor Puts “Mass Incarceration on Trial”

By Scott McLemee, Inside Higher Ed The United States has the highest incarceration rate of any country in the world. It has come down a sliver over the past six years: the all-time peak rate [...]
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Gallo Calls for Community Support for Migrant Children

Councilmember Noel Gallo, who represents the Fruitvale District, is seeking to promote a alliance between Oakland and San Francisco to pressure the federal government and involve local churches to provide humanitarian aid to Central American [...]
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Children & Families Measure Placed on November Ballot

Mayor Edwin M. Lee and all 11 members of the Board of Supervisors voted to send end to a Charter Amendment to the November ballot to extend the Children’s Fund and the Public Education Enrichment [...]
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Disputes Continue Over Police Accountability, City Ballot Measures

Community members continue to express anger and frustration toward the Oakland City Council as it moves forward with plans to put several measures on the November ballot though it is not considering a community-backed measure [...]
From left: Barbara Zarate. Graduates from the 2014 Marin Boards and Commissions Leadership Institute: Marina Palma, Kim Ngo, Antonia Goers, Ora Hatheway, Pashia Lord, Magali Limeta, Maureen de Nieva, Todd McCleary, Gayle Theard, Martha Vega, Michelle Garcilazo Valverde, Veda Florez and Meilyn Santana (Photo by Erica Erickson).

Local Marin Residents Graduate from Leadership Training Institute

Fourteen local residents recently graduated from the Marin Boards & Commissions Leadership Institute, created to increase diversity in representation on the bodies of public agencies in order to support and advance social, economic, and environmental [...]
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Proposed Police Oversight Commission Clears First Hurdle

A resolution that allows discussion and action on a proposed November ballot measure to create a Public Safety Oversight Commission was approved by the City Council’s Rules Committee this week, which means the measure can [...]