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Oakland Council Seeks to Close Loop-Hole That Allows Unlawful Evictions

Oakland City Council members are moving forward with a proposal that would close a loophole in the rent law that allows unlawful evictions. The...

Protesters Shut Down Oakland City Council Meeting, Call for Budget...

Oakland City Council meeting in June 26. Photo on Facebook by Cat Brooks. In an act of civil disobedience, Oakland residents, city workers and community...

Alameda County Grand Jury Says Oakland Sold Public Land Without...

The Alameda County Grand Jury has found that the Oakland City Council violates city and state open meeting laws while selecting and negotiating with...

Oakland City Council Adopts New Department of Violence Prevention

The Oakland City Council voted this week to establish a Department of Violence  Prevention (DVP) as hundreds of Oaklanders came to City Hall to...

Council President Reid Says Oak Knoll Project Will Bring Jobs, Housing...

Oak Knoll will contribute $20 Million for affordable housing The Oakland City Council’s ongoing budget discussion reveals how the loss of redevelopment funding makes it...

Community Forum to Expunge Marijuana Convictions, April 12

In order to help create opportunities for those directly impacted by the War on Drugs, Oakland Councilmember At-Large Rebecca Kaplan is hosting a community forum...

Oakland Drops Chase Bank Contract, Then Reverses Decision

  Council cited possible pipeline investment, failure to serve Black community for canceling  Council members voted last week not to renew Oakland’s contract with JP Morgan...

Kaplan Proposes Stop Using Banks That Invest in Dakota Pipeline

Oakland Councilmember Rebecca Kaplan submitted a resolution proposing for Oakland to not do business with financial institutions that have direct investments in the Dakota...

OP-ED: Do the Right Thing for Cannabis Equity

By Green the ChurchBooker T. Washington (April 5, 1856-November 14, 1915) founded Tuskegee University in the state of Alabama on July 4, 1881.In the controversial “Atlanta Compromise” he called...

City Honors Artists, Advocates and Athletes for Black History Month

As Black History Month comes to a close, a plethora of honors were awarded Tuesday night to several deserving Oakland leaders for their accomplishments...
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