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California Blocks State Funding for Coal Projects

Efforts to keep coal out of Oakland made their way to Sacramento last week when Gov. Jerry Brown signed a bill that will ban...

Op-Ed: Advocating for Oakland Children in Sacramento

By Supt. Antwan Wilson  Here in the U.S., state government drives the majority of education funding and policy, so it is important to advocate in...

Senator Hancock Introduces Bills to Restrict Coal Exports Through Oakland

Citing health and environmental threats posed by increased coal shipments in and out of California, Senator Loni Hancock on Friday introduced four proposed laws...

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...

Legislators Call for Reform of Solitary Confinement Conditions

A hearing was held Tuesday by legislators to push for sweeping reform in conditions faced by thousands of prisoners in solitary confinement at Pelican...
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