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Posters and artwork honoring Nia Wilson, the 18-year-old fatally stabbed at the MacArthur BART station in July, are still posted two months later as BART officials figure out how to strengthen security without violating riders' civil rights.

BART officials face pushback due to newly proposed security measures

BART officials face pushback by privacy and civil rights group after proposing new security measures in response to crime at stations, including the death of Nia Wilson this past summer.

Oakland dispensaries hope for bill to expand cannabis permits

A bill that arrived on Governor Jerry Brown’s desk last week could change where people can purchase and consume cannabis products.

Protestors rally to stop Oakland coal shipment project

Developers may have won in court, but opponents of a project that would ship coal through Oakland say that they’re not done fighting.
Public bank finance committee meeting September 11, 2018

Contention over new feasibility study leaves prospects for a government-owned bank uncertain

Since 2016, Oakland officials have been exploring the feasibility of creating a government-owned bank. But for the project to move forward, city council will have to take action.
Sudo Mesh co-creator Jenny Ryan makes a few tweaks to the ad-hoc AirFiber test setup.

From one Oakland rooftop to the next, volunteers expand free open internet network

Sudo Mesh volunteers are hopeful that with the new resources and the right work, they can blanket all of Oakland in a functioning mesh network—a free and open web—within 5 years.
District 4

District 4 candidates share views on affordable housing, community projects at forum

A pastor, a construction manager, and a Fulbright scholar—these are a few of the seven candidates running to represent District 4.

Artists struggling with cannabis-industry landlords share work, solidarity at FESTAC

Oakland artists gathered at the Festival for Arts and Culture over Labor Day weekend to show the city that despite many economic forces working against them—including corporate cannabis—they are still here.

The Golden State Warriors and Habitat for Humanity team up for affordable housing

The Golden State Warriors recently sponsored a playhouse build with Habitat for Humanity groups that will helps raise money for Bay Area housing programs.
Members of Congress who belong to the Congressional Black Caucus Diversity Task Force are standing at Merritt College in Oakland. From left, Maxine Waters, Barbara Lee, G. K. Butterfield and Gregory Meeks.

Congresswoman Barbara Lee discusses tech economy in Oakland

On Monday afternoon, Congresswoman Barbara Lee, who represents California’s 13thDistrict, which includes Oakland, stood in front of a stage at the Barbara Lee Science and Allied Health Center at Merritt College in Oakland. She was...

In the Temescal, businesses push for a Telegraph Avenue pothole fix

A particular stretch of road is causing controversy in North Oakland’s Temescal neighborhood. Five blocks, from 45th to 51st Street, are facing scrutiny due to a recent campaign by the Temescal Business Improvement District to...