Speakers at city council committee meeting March 3 called for council to declare a housing state of emergency and moratorium on rent increases and evictions. Photo by Tulio Ospina.

Oakland Community Forum Jan. 4 for More Affordable Housing and Jobs

A community-led meeting will take place in the new year to build a unified response to the out-of-control displacement that is occurring in the wake of the Ghost Ship fire, affecting those who live in [...]
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Oakland Ties Hopes of Keeping Raiders to Lott Stadium Proposal

While the Oakland Raiders have clinched their first playoff berth since 2002 and fans beam with Silver and Black pride, the team’s permanent location still has not been decided.
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 [...]
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 [...]
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McClymonds Warriors Capture Historic Statewide Victory for Oakland

    For the first time in history, an Oakland Athletic League team won a state football championship, as McClymonds High Schools Warriors last Saturday won the 5-A high school football CIF State Championship game [...]
Demonstrators rallied outside the Rotunda building in downtown Oakland in May, where Phil Tagami’s California Capital & Investment Group is located, calling on him to keep his promise not to bring coal into Oakland. Photo by Ethan Buckner.

Oakland Community Groups Respond to Coal Lawsuit

Local community leaders are responding to news that Oakland developer Phil Tagami has gone to federal court to overturn the City Council’s vote in June to block the export of coal through the city.
Civil rights attorney Dan Siegel (speaking) and community members present their demand for an immediate eviction moratorium and to find housing for displaced residents. Photo by Ken Epstein.

Coalition Calls on Oakland to Halt Evictions and Find Housing for the Displaced

The following statement was read at this week’s City Council meeting by the Oakland Justice Coalition and other community members, calling on the city to take immediate action to stop evictions and find housing for [...]