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Officials Will Be Held Accountable in 2016 City Elections for Failing to Halt Gentrification and Keep Residents in Oakland

There is near universal agreement that Oakland is in a housing crisis and that action must be taken quickly to prevent the town from being San Franciso-ized, turning into a city that has lost its [...]
On Saturday, Nov. 7, churches and community leaders in Oakland and the Bay Area stood in solidarity with Pleasant Grove Baptist Church in West Oakland, which is shown above.
Left to right are Pleasant Grove church choir (bottom Left), SambaFunk! Drummers (top left), Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf, Pastor Thomas Harris of Pleasant Grove, City Council President Lynette Gibson McElhaney and Vice Mayor Rebecca Kaplan and Pastor Amos Brown of Third Baptist in San Francisco (top right) , Rev. Ray Williams of Morning Star Baptist and Marvin X, founder of the Black Arts Movement (bottom right). Photos by Ken Epstein. Collage by Adam L. Turner.

Oakland Steps Out for Faith with a Joyful Noise

The city of Oakland has long been considered the citadel for progressive civil rights and political movements involving activism for racial and social inclusion and equity.
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“Rebecca Kaplan Will Advocate for All the People,” Say Community Leaders

Education leaders and local small business owners announced their support this week for Councilmember At-Large Rebecca Kaplan as their choice for Mayor of Oakland in the Nov. 4 election.Kaplan, the frontrunner in Oakland’s mayoral election [...]
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Rebecca Kaplan: “For Such a Time as This” Kaplan stands for local jobs and against displacing Oakland residents

Councilmember Rebecca Kaplan is our voice in City Hall. And we’re pleased to say: the smart, dedicated and energetic Kaplan would make a great mayor.   President Pro Tem of the City Council, Kaplan has [...]

Mayoral Candidates Back Measure Z for Public Safety

Five candidates for Oakland mayor held a press conference to express their unanimous support this week to support a “Yes” vote on Measure Z, Oakland’s public safety tax measure. Measure Z is designed to replace [...]
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TRASH TALK: Mayoral Candidates Divide Over Trash Conflict

National trash hauling company Waste Management is playing hardball after losing its bid on the 10-year, $1 billion garbage contract with the City of Oakland. The company pledged in August to support the city’s transition [...]
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TRASH TALK: New Jobs, No Layoffs in New CWS Trash Contract

Workers at Waste Management have a lot of reasons to support the agreement between the City of Oakland and California Waste Solutions (CWS), ending the city’s decades old contract with Waste Management.Under the new deal, [...]
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City Needs to Recruit More Oakland Residents as Police Officers, Says Kaplan  Only 8 percent of OPD officers are local residents

Mayoral candidate and City Council President Pro-Tem Rebecca Kaplan today announced a proposal to require the city to hire more Oakland residents to work as officers at the Oakland Police Department.

Oakland ‘Dumps’ Waste Management

Waste Management (WM) lost out on a billon-dollar, 10-year contact to handle trash removal and recycling for Oakland when the City Council went for a more compelling proposal by a homegrown West Oakland Company that [...]