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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Tagged community works, Essie Justice Group, families, Legal Services for Prisoners with Children
Tales of Two Cities reporters explore all things repurposed -- from buildings and bridges to names, Lyft rides, school meals, and cannabis.
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Tagged Bay Bridge, Cannabis Policy, Castlemont High School, feature, Kaine Cherry, Lyft, Oakland Cannery, OUSD, repurposing, The Hood Incubator, UC Berkeley
Volunteers are collecting 500 stories from Oakland residents hoping to address issues of racial disparity one door knock at a time.
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Tagged Asian Refugees United, Casa Che La Clinica, Department of Race and Equity, Equity Indicators Report, racial disparity, sobrante park, TIGRA
After this midterm election, California remains a Democratic stronghold, but some are upset that the state didn't go far enough to live up to its professed progressive values. Here are reactions from local liberal activists.
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Tagged diane feinstein, election results, ELECTIONS, Gavin Newsom, kevin de leon, Marshall Tuck, Midterm Election, Tony Thurmond
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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Tagged homeless, homelessness, James Vann, Measure W, Rebecca Kaplan, SPUR, Terner Center, vacant property tax
Love them or hate them, electric scooters are now a regular sight on city streets across the nation. Since they first came to Oakland this summer, they’ve been operating in a legal gray area—there was...
Members of the organization set floating lanterns on Lake Merrit in hope of fostering peace through art.
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Tagged Asian Pacific Fund, Emeryville Taiko, IFH, International Day of Peace, Intertribal Friendship House, Lake Merritt, mid autumn festival, OACC, Oakland Chinatown, Pam Mei Harrison, peace lantern ceremony, Tacuma King, voting, Women's March 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.
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Tagged AC Transit, aging, Bryan Ricks, CEI, Dianna Garrett, District 3, Health, Housing, Jacqueline Jackson, Lenore McDonald, Livable Oakland, Mayor's Commission on Aging, Oakland, OPED, Scott Means, seniors, Sylvia Stadmire, Taxi Scrip, West Oakland Senior Center
A state bill allowing cooks to sell their homemade meals passed, but Alameda County remains undecided on the issue.
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Tagged Alameda County Health Department, California Homemade Food Act, commercial kitchen, Food, home cooking, Homemade Food Operations Act, Josephine, Kitchener
In the race for an open school board seat in District 4, newcomer Clarissa Doutherd and Oakland education veteran Gary Yee face off.
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Tagged 2018 Elections, District 4, OUSD, OUSD Board of Education, OUSD budget, school board candidates, school board race 2018, school closures
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.
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Tagged Democrat, Dianne Feinstein, election, kevin de leon, Latino, Latino Task Force, Peralta Hacienda Historical Park, senate, senator
Residents of Oakland dumped 40 tons of trash for free at the Bulky Block Party on September 15.
Ten communities from around the state are being selected for the deployment of air monitoring systems and community emissions reduction programs.
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Tagged AB 617, air quality, BAAQMD, Bay Area Air Quality Management District, California Air Resource Board, CARB, community health, east oakland, pollution, Richmond, West Oakland, West Oakland Environmental Indicators Project, WOEIP
Constructed wetlands, also known as horizontal levees, are key to addressing sea level rise in Oakland.
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Tagged bay restoration, climate change, flooding, horizontal levee, Jason Warner, Marc Holmes, Measure AA, Oakland, oro loma levee, Sam Schuchat, sea level, shoreline, wetland
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.
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Tagged finance committee, Global Investment Company, Harborside, Oakland city council, public bank, public bank feasibility study, Rebecca Kaplan, susan harman
As rents and home prices continue to skyrocket across California, a major ballot fight is brewing between tenants and the real estate industry over the state rent control law Costa Hawkins. Watch the video to...
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Tagged Costa hawkins, Housing, rent control, Sacramento