First time homebuyer Itoco Garcia says the federal tax credit made it possible for him to buy his home in North Oakland’s Golden Gate neighborhood. But will the new California homebuyer tax credit provide the same opportunities?
Last Monday about two hundred African-American students, dressed in black, linked arms and stood in silence across Sather gate to protest recent racial incidents at UC San Diego.
On the morning of March 4, protesters gathered at the main entrances to the UC Berkeley campus. This footage was shot from 7-10 am at the campus’ West Gate, Sather Gate and North Gate.
In the era of Proposition 8 — the state constitutional amendment that says marriage is only legal between a man and a woman — same-sex couples are doing what they can to express their commitment to each other. Lindsay Nelson and Chelley Putzer participated in a Valentines Day instant wedding hosted by UrbanDaddy.com and the W Hotel. The ten couples who were married throughout the day had everything provided for them. For Lindsay and Chelley, that meant everything but a marriage certificate.
More than $17 million of the Bay Area’s stimulus money has ended up in Oakland’s public school classrooms, lessening the impact of the California budget crisis. But what happens as the money runs out?
While the Board of Supervisors were preparing for cutbacks at Tuesday’s meeting, their most spirited debate focused on a department that actually has more money this year—the Health Care Services Agency.
With new changes to the city’s election law, an Oakland voter could cast his ballot for Ron Dellums, Don Perata AND Jean Quan for mayor next year—and then rank each candidate in order of preference. This may sound confusing at first, but a majority of Oakland voters in 2006 said they preferred this system.