Nghiep Ke Lam remembers when he learned that “violence is okay.” He was around 8 or 9 years old and was living in San Francisco, California. He still often thinks of the moment when six...
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Tenants in a 39-unit Single Room Occupancy (SRO) on the edge of Oakland Chinatown are expecting better living conditions after an Alameda County Superior Court judge ordered the owners to improve it by October 7.
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The all-Latina members of an East Oakland cleaning cooperative enjoy financial security and business-ownership with the help of Bay Area micro-enterprise development firms.
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