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Opinion: The Oakland We Knew and the Mayor’s Race

 “The level of indifference (Mayor Schaaf) has shown to (homelessness) has been, until very recently, stunning,” says Pamela Drake in her blog. By Pamela DrakeIt’s...

Attorney Pamela Price Announces Run for Oakland Mayor

Civil rights attorney Pamela Price kicked off her campaign this week for Oakland Mayor.In a video announcing her candidacy, Price vowed to bring a...

Bill Protecting Social Services Determinations Against Privatization Passes Legislature

AB 3224, authored by Assemblymember Tony Thurmond (D-Richmond), will protect Californians against private sector employees determining eligibility for Medi-Cal, CalFresh, and CalWORKs applicants. The...

Senator Kamala Harris Introduces Bill to Provide Rent Relief

With the cost of housing continuing to rise in California and across the country, U.S. Senator Kamala D. Harris has introduced legislation to provide...

Moratorium on Sale of Public Land Dies in Council Committee

Esther Goolsby spoke at the committee meeting Tuesday, July 17th. A proposed moratorium that would block the sale of public land until the City Council...

Council Rules Committee Decides Fate of Measures for November Ballot

The City Council’s Rules and Legislation Committee has been granted the authority, announced this week by the City Attorney’s office, to decide which measures...

Anti-Coal Activists Ask Big Bank to Cut Ties With Coal Terminal

Martin MacKerel (left) and Matthew Gerring protest the Oakland Oversized & Bulk Terminal in front of developer Phil Tagami’s Crocker Highlands home during a...

Mayor Schaaf May Have Violated the State Campaign Law

Same election tactic resulted in $2,500 fine last week for her former staffer, Peggy Moore  Mayor Libby Schaaf may have recently committed the same...

“Moratorium on Public Land Sales” Goes to CED Committee,  June 26

The City Council’s Community and Economic Development (CED) Committee will hear a community-initiated proposal for a Moratorium on Public Land Sales at the committee’s...

Open Letter: Support the Right of African Americans to Work on...

By Community Leaders and GroupsTo Council Members, Mayor, City Staff, and Members of the Public:Three principles should prevail in upcoming discussions of public land:...
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