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City’s Homeless Efforts Are “Inefficient” and Often “Harm More Than Help,”...

Community members and the Oakland City Council came together this week to look at the successes and failures of ongoing local attempts to grapple...

Loren Taylor Hopes to Use Federal “Opportunity Zone” Tax Breaks to...

The Oakland City Council is seeking ways to minimize displacement of tenants and small businesses and leverage community benefits under the federal Opportunity Zone...

Kaplan, Community Leaders Call for Police, City Accountability After Arrest of...

This is not over, say local leaders — pledging not to let the city officials and Oakland Police Department (OPD) off the hook as...

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...

Kaplan Proposes Solutions for Oakland’s Lack of Affordable Housing

Rebecca Kaplan, president of the Oakland City Council, has called for hearing on impact fees to address the “emergency need to create housing at...

Council Adopts Kaplan’s $3.2 Billion Budget

Bas wins $12 million for Community Land Trust affordable housing fund Voting Tuesday night, the Oakland City Council adopted a two-year, $3.2 billion budget, partially...

Coliseum to be Renamed ‘RingCentral’ Coliseum

RingCentral Inc., a leading provider of global enterprise cloud communications, collaboration, and contact center solutions, recently announced that the Oakland-Alameda Coliseum will now be...

Street near Fruitvale BART named for Oscar Grant

BART directors have approved a resolution to name a small street next to the Fruitvale BART Station after Oscar Grant, the young man killed...

Oakland Teachers Vote to Strike, “If Necessary”

Oakland Unified School District teachers have voted overwhelmingly to authorize a strike, “if necessary,” for higher wages, more counselors and school nurses, and against the school...

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...
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