Politics

“We have a ton of repeat customers and regulars, other than that we do get a lot of people from out of town, " said Paul Guido, a server who worked at Pizzaiola in Temescal since its founding in 2005.

Airbnb reports tourists spend millions on local Oakland restaurants

Airbnb claims guests spent $22 million on local Oakland restaurants last year.

Schools in Oakland host Latinx Literature Read-In week

“Latinx Literature Read-In Week” took place from October 2 to 6 at many schools within the Oakland Unified School District including Allendale Elementary, Futures Elementary, and Fruitvale Elementary. The week focused on gathering volunteers to perform read-alouds...
Seventeen-year-old U.S. citizen Jennifer Bravo applauded the passage of SB 29, which would prevent the expansion of immigration detention centers. Her mother is currently incarcerated at Mesa Verde Detention Facility and may be deported to Mexico.

Governor signs bill slowing expansion of for-profit immigration detention facilities

A new law bars the expansion of for-profit immigration detention facilities in California, marking strong opposition to the Trump administration’s efforts to expand detention centers and ramp up deportations.

City council unanimously passes ordinance declaring a shelter crisis in Oakland

During the City Council meeting, the council members discussed Oakland’s shelter crisis, the federal legislation of California firearms laws and the state of the city address.
Camel Menthol cigarettes at De Lauer’s Super News Stand in Oakland, California. The prohibition of sales of flavored tobacco products that will take effect in 2018 will impact this store.

Oakland council passes ban on flavored tobacco sales

In an unanimous decision, on Tuesday night the Oakland City Council voted to ban of sales of flavored tobacco products, including menthol cigarettes, in Oakland.
Mule Creek State Prison, 2006 (Photo Courtesy of California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation)

As Prop 57 goes into effect, experts debate impact on youth, prison overcrowding

In November, Californians passed Proposition 57 by a 64.5 percent vote. Formally known as the California Parole for Non-Violent Criminals and Juvenile Court Trial Requirements Initiative, and strongly endorsed by Governor Jerry Brown, Oakland’s former...