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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, 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 [...]
Photo courtesy of Oakland Socialist.

West Oakland’s Qilombo Loses Lease After Ghost Ship Fire Oakland’s red-tagging not providing incentive to ask for safety inspections, say community members

Since the Oakland warehouse fire that claimed 36 lives earlier this month, the city has seen a rash of landlord panic and opportunism, according to community members who have seen the number of unannounced fire [...]
Travis Hough's father speaks to the crowd of mourners while his mother holds a portrait of him during the vigil in the pergola at Lake Merritt in Oakland on Monday. (Denis Perez / CCCAdvocate)

Nation Mourns 36 Lost to Oakland Ghost Ship Fire Many were artists, teachers and members of the LGBT community

The Bay Area and people across the country remain in mourning days after an Oakland warehouse fire took the lives of at least 36 people on Friday night, in what is deemed the country’s deadliest [...]