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Open Letter to Uber CEO Travis Kalanick

Dear Mr. Kalanick, When President Obama delivered his State of the Union address on Jan. 12, he said, “Today, technology doesn’t just replace jobs on...

Oakland Must Stop Giving Uber a Free Ride, Say Community Groups

A number of local leaders and nonprofit organizations in Oakland are kicking off a public discussion about how to “pull Uber over to the...

Oakland Chinatown Residents Demand Community Benefits from Market Rate Housing Development

Oakland Chinatown affordable housing advocates achieved a short reprieve Wednesday when the Planning Commission voted for a two-week delay on the approval of a...

Renter Protection Going to Oakland Voters in November

In an historic win for tenants’ rights advocates and Oakland’s most vulnerable residents, the Oakland City Council voted unanimously Wednesday morning after seven hours...

Oakland Activists Kick Off Campaign to Recall Mayor Libby Schaaf

Activists kicked off a campaign this week to recall Mayor Libby Schaaf, criticizing the mayor for an explosive series of scandals in the police...

Oakland City Council Will Vote Tuesday on Renter Protection, Police Commission...

The Tuesday, July 19 Oakland City Council meeting is one of the last chances for council members to place progressive measures on the November...

Oakland Sells E12th St. Land Despite Neighbors’ Pleas

In a last-minute change to the city’s decision to lease the controversial, publically-owned East 12th St. parcel by Lake Merritt to a private developer,...

Op-Ed: Housing Moratorium Ends, Council Must Approve Kaplan’s Renter Protection Proposal

By James Vann After weeks of testimony at City Council meetings of exorbitant rent increases, cruel evictions, and neighborhood disrupting displacement, on April 5, with...

Oakland Calls for Repeal of State Law Restricting Renter Protections

The Oakland City Council voted unanimously on Tuesday to support a resolution urging state lawmakers and Governor Jerry Brown to repeal or modernize the...

Hundreds Call for Boycott of Calavera Restaurant After Alleged Labor Abuse

Hundreds of restaurant workers and community members are calling for a boycott of Calavera, a Mexican restaurant in downtown Oakland, after several kitchen workers...
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