Miembros de la comunidad preocupados por la crisis de vivienda de Oakland muestran su desaprobación de subvención federal. Foto por Tulio Ospina.

Community Protesters: Amid Housing Crisis, Why is Council Funding More Police?

The Oakland City Council voted Tuesday evening to accept a controversial $1.875 million federal grant from the US Department of Justice that would pay 18 percent of the cost of hiring 15 additional Oakland police [...]
(From left to right) Roseann Torres and Shanthi Gonzalez

Community Objects to Privately Funded OUSD Enrollment Reform

Members of the Board of Education and community activists are raising concerns about how Oakland Unified School District (OUSD) Supt. Antwan Wilson is funding the overhaul of the school enrollment process.
Photo by Russel Mondy/CC BY-NC 2.0

Environmental Groups Drop Lawsuit, Give City Chance to Resolve Coal Issue

Environmental groups represented by Earthjustice have withdrawn their lawsuit against the City of Oakland and a group of developers led by Phil Tagami’s CCIG for failing to conduct an environmental review of the possible impacts [...]
Students from Coliseum College Prep Academy in East Oakland created a series of murals depicting gentrification in Oakland, currently on display at the East 12th Street property by Lake Merritt.

Neighborhood Coalition Awaits City Council Action on East 12th Street Development

The East 12th Wishlist Design Team, supported by the neighborhood coalition Eastlake United for Justice, has submitted a proposal to build a 100 percent affordable housing development on the contentious East 12th Street Remainder parcel [...]