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Community Wins Major Victory for Independent Police Oversight Commission

The debate at the City Council meeting went on for hours into the night, deciding the fate of the Oakland Police Commission. Would it...

Desley Brooks: After 8 Months in Limbo, Oakland Council Sticks with Status...

By Desley Brooks | District 6 City CouncilmemberOakland is part of two metropolitan areas—San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward and San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara—that currently rank as places with the...

Councilmembers, Community Groups Push Mayor for Funding for Homeless, Job Training and...

Members of East Oakland Congress of Neighborhoods demand the city keep its promises to cleanup trash and illegal dumping. Photos by Ken Epstein. As the City Council examines...

Third Week of The Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for...

Over twenty members of the Poor People’s Campaign were arrested in the California Assembly Chambers on Tuesday, May 29th for speaking out against the ceaseless violence...

Open Letter: Mayor and City Administrator Don’t Want a Public Lands...

Councilmember Kaplan Challenges Sale of Public Land for Charter SchoolBy Rebecca KaplanThe Community and Economic Development (CED) committee of the Oakland City Council voted...

Irella Blackwood for Auditor Controller in Alameda County

Born and raised in the Bay Area, Irella Blackwood and her brother were raised by their mother. After a devastating fire destroyed their home,...

Sandré Swanson Endorses Desley Brooks for District 6

“I support you 200 percent on your re-election to the Oakland City Council,” said former 18 A.D. Assembly Member Sandré Swanson, enthusiastically endorsing Councilmember...

Mayoral Candidate Cat Brooks Pledges to ‘Turn the Tables’ on...

“It’s time to turn the tables” on the developer- and financier-led displacement agenda that currently runs Oakland, says mayoral candidate Cat Brooks, radio host,...

Open Letter: Why I am Running for Alameda County Auditor-Controller

By Melissa WilkI am running for Auditor Controller for Alameda County on the June Ballot.  Currently, I serve as the Chief Deputy Auditor-Controller for...

Oakland Councilmembers Not in a Rush to Hold City Accountable for...

Speakers at this week’s meeting of the City Council’s Finance Committee asked councilmembers to handle an urgent issue: the failure to hold the city...
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