On Tuesday, the Oakland City Council declared a state of emergency on homelessness and passed a resolution renewing a longstanding emergency declaration regarding the AIDS epidemic.
Assemblymember Rob Bonta (D-Oakland), Assemblymember Kevin McCarty (D-Sacramento), and a host of advocacy groups celebrate the passing of ”Free the Vote Act.”
Journalist Ari Berman warns of a resurgence of voter suppression since the election of former President Barack Obama.
At Tuesday’s Life Enrichment Committee meeting, residents, advocates, and city council members expressed concerns about a new family shelter.
Amid lengthy contract negotiations, city workers rallied at Frank Ogawa Plaza to protest what they say are high vacancy rates in city departments.
Members of local police accountability and activist groups say that conflicts of interest, unaccountable staff and lack of transparency prevent the Oakland Police Commission from being able to police the police.