Incarceration doesn't just affect the incarcerated, it alters the lives of their loved ones as well. Families struggle to maintain these relationships because of the financial and emotional burdens that the prison system places on...
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Laney College students, who were homeless, have moved into a Pocket House—a type of tiny house—that could serve as part of a solution to the housing crisis in Oakland.
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Tagged affordable housing, carpentry, church, community college, football, homeless encampments, homeless shelters, homelessness, Housing Crisis, Laney College, Pocket Houses, Sports, student homelessness, students, The Village, tiny houses, Tuff Sheds
More than 7,700 hotel workers across the country walked off of their jobs and began the largest strike in history against the largest hotel corporation in the world, Marriott.
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A fire tore through The Village on Friday, destroying tents belonging to 15 people and causing further concerns about the safety of homeless encampments.
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Tagged fire, homeless camps, Joe DeVries, Libby Schaaf, Noel Gallo, Oakland Fire Department, The Village
Funds raised by the tax would go toward solutions for Oakland’s increasing homelessness epidemic, and a quarter would be earmarked for addressing blight and illegal dumping.
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Captain Tony Jones of the Oakland Police Department spoke at a city council meeting in September about the number of abandoned cars in East Oakland. A large number of the homeless people who live in...
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Residents living under the 12th Street bridge stave off an encampment clearing while residents at another homeless encampment, "The Village," prepare to relocate.
“Fred Finch is a place of hope. I was 16 when I came to them, and they gave me a place to stay and job training. If I had not found Fred Finch, I would...
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Tagged Claire White, Fred Finch Youth Center, Impact Celebration, John Steinfirst, Oakland, Prince White, urban peace movement
At a time when the federal government does not support climate action, climate experts say local city efforts can mitigate warming and help the nation. Oakland has taken a lead role in local climate initiatives.
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Tagged city of oakland, climate change, Public Housing, public transportation, Tim Donaghy
Life is hard enough as it is for Oakland's homeless encampment residents. Adding to the long list of adversities, however, is petty theft and other low-level crime. And that's just the beginning of it.
City staff look to use new law, AB 3139, to expand Oakland's Tuff Shed program onto property owned by Caltrans.
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.
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As the teachers' union and school district continue contract negotiations, teachers across Oakland demonstrated last week to demand smaller class sizes and a pay raise be included in the new contract.
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Tagged Oakland Education Association, Oakland teacher protest, Oakland Unified School District, Oakland unions, OEA, OUSD, teacher contracts, teacher retention, teacher salary
Watch how residents of The Village, a homeless encampment in East Oakland, are recovering after a fire displaced 37 people. And see how a fire is the least of residents' worries in the coming months.
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Tagged Caltrans, Department of Transportation, homeless, homeless shelters, homelessness, Noel Gallo, The Village
A pastor, a construction manager, and a Fulbright scholar—these are a few of the seven candidates running to represent District 4.
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Tagged Antioch Court, Charlie Michelson, District 4, election, homelessness, Housing, Joseph Simmons, Joseph Tanios, League of Woman Voters, LWV, Matt Hummel, Montclair, Montclair Neighborhood Council, Montclair Presbyterian Church, Nayeli Maxson, Pamela Harris, Sheng Thao, the Hills
As the city and local volunteers rush to assist those displaced by an early morning fire at the East Oakland homeless encampment, questions and concerns about safe living spaces still remain.
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Tagged city council, city of oakland, east oakland, fire, homeless, Needs Bee, oakland fire, Oakland Police, Safety, The Village, tiny homes