North Oakland Now: Wednesday, Feb 18 2009
on February 18, 2009
The California Senate is still at a stalemate in trying to pass a long overdue state budget. As some state employees brace for a round of pink slips, US Senator Barbara Boxer worries this impasse could cost California a cut of the federal stimulus package. But according to Rep. Barbara Lee, Oakland already has its sights set on how to use its part of the package when it comes. President Obama is hoping to save 9 million American families from losing their homes with a $75 billion mortgage relief plan. Victims of the summertime takeover robberies are taking you back to the night it all happened. And ladies, watch your skirts if you are out and about in the evening around the UC Berkeley campus – some creep is out there trying to get a free show and touch.
Oakland North welcomes comments from our readers, but we ask users to keep all discussion civil and on-topic. Comments post automatically without review from our staff, but we reserve the right to delete material that is libelous, a personal attack, or spam. We request that commenters consistently use the same login name. Comments from the same user posted under multiple aliases may be deleted. Oakland North assumes no liability for comments posted to the site and no endorsement is implied; commenters are solely responsible for their own content.
Oakland North is an online news service produced by students at the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism and covering Oakland, California. Our goals are to improve local coverage, innovate with digital media, and listen to you–about the issues that concern you and the reporting you’d like to see in your community. Please send news tips to: email@example.com.