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Former City Councilmember Wilson Riles Jr. Knocked Down and Arrested While...

People across Oakland are  reacting with shock and anger this week as news spreads that highly respected community elder Wilson Riles Jr. had been...

Community Coalition Files Lawsuit Against Measure AA

A community coalition filed a lawsuit today in Superior Court to challenge the certification of City of Oakland’s Measure AA and prevent collection of...

Mayor Schaaf’s Budget Proposes Only $250,000 for Homelessness

Caption: Nancy Nadel speaks at Tuesday night City Council meeting, calling on the council to pass a 2017-2019 budget that prioritizes "housing the unhoused."...

Council Members, Community Angry at Mayor Schaaf’s Plan to Divert Soda...

  Caption: Authors of the Soda Tax Measure HH were Oakland City Councilmembers Rebecca Kaplan, Desley Brooks and Annie Campbell Washington. In a presentation at this...

Op-Ed: The Drug War, Mass Incarceration and Cannabis Equity

By Cat Brooks It is no longer questioned that the war on drugs has disproportionately impacted Black, Brown and poor people. What is less understood...

Oakland Plans for Publicly Owned Bank, Thursday, Feb. 9

Oakland residents are showing growing interest in in a plan to establish a public bank, which would provide an alternative to handing millions of...

Oakland Council, SF Foundation Kickstart Immigrant Defense Network

The Oakland City Council voted unanimously this week to appropriate $300,000 over two years from the city’s general fund to help establish of a...

Oakland Quickly Responds to Tenants’ Rights Issues with Emergency Measures

The Oakland City Council this week passed an emergency renter protection ordinance and voted to make Dec. 2 an annual Remembrance Day for the...

Oakland Small Property Owners, Tenants Disapprove of Rent Control Changes

Both small property owners and tenants spoke out against Oakland city staff’s proposals for changes to the city’s rent laws on Tuesday night, which...

Oakland, Berkeley Urge District Attorney to Investigate County Probate Courts

The Oakland City Council on Tuesday voted unanimously to urge District Attorney Nancy O’Malley to empanel a grand jury that would investigate the county’s...
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