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Bill to Reform Solitary Confinement in State Prisons

A bill by Senator Loni Hancock (D-Oakland) to revise and reform solitary confinement conditions in California’s prisons passed its first legislative hurdle this week. The Senate Public Safety Committee approved SB 892 by a vote [...]
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Marin County’s Climate Action Plan Meets

By popular demand, a second meeting about Marin County’s Climate Action Plan has been added by the County Community Development Agency (CDA) staff.In addition to the meeting at 6 p.m. Monday, April 14, at the [...]
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Commission Approves West Oakland Customs Inspection Site

The city’s Planning Commission this week rejected a zoning appeal to its decision to allow a local company to establish a U.S. Customs Central Examination Station (CES), clearing the way for containers entering the Port [...]
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Greenlining Institute Hosts 21st Economic Summit, Empowering a New Nation

The Greenlining Institute hosted its 21st annual economic summit in Oakland this past weekend, themed “21st Century Majority: Empowering a New Nation.” Founded in 1993, The Greenlining Institute fights redlining – the illegal practice of [...]
The Boys and Men of Color Summit will support President Obama's My Brother's Keeper initiative. Photo from AP.

“Healing Generations” – Boys and Men of Color Summit

In support of President Obama’s My Brother’s Keeper initiative that will help young men of color stay on track and gain opportunities to reach their full potential, the Alliance for Boys and Men of Color [...]