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Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf delivers a 20 minute State of the City address on Tuesday night. Photo by Ali DeFazio

Mayor Schaaf delivers State of the City address to a sparse audience

Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf touted her accomplishments on housing, crime reduction, and education during her State of the City address, which only had a small audience.
City of Oakland staffers and volunteers set up for the latest listening session of the Livable Oakland initiative at the West Oakland Senior Center on Saturday, September 29.

City officials gather community input on issues facing seniors in Oakland

As Oakland takes steps toward becoming an "age-friendly city," District 3 residents shared how issues like high housing costs and access to transportation affect local seniors.
De León ends his speech, joined by members of Oakland's Latino Task Force.

Kevin de León and Oakland’s Latino Task Force hold campaign rally at Peralta Hacienda park

Kevin de León and members of Oakland's Latino Task Force (LTF) held a campaign rally at Peralta Hacienda park in Fruitvale on September 22.
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.
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West Oakland slated to benefit from plan to reduce air pollution

Ten communities from around the state are being selected for the deployment of air monitoring systems and community emissions reduction programs.