Month: June 2014

School District Wants to Sell School Property to Build Apartments

Posted in Community, Education/Schools/Youth, Gentrification, Housing/Foreclosures “We are not surplus,” said teachers and communit members who went to the Oakland school district’s…

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Council Members Kill Police Accountability Measure

Posted in Community, Equal Rights/Equity, Police-Public Safety, Politics By Ken A. Epstein A push by a community coalition asking the Oakland City…

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Councilmember Noel Gallo Takes Heat for Backing Police Accountability Measure

Posted in Police-Public Safety By Ken Epstein City Councilmember Noel Gallo is coming under a lot of pressure for…

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OPD Close to Full Compliance on Court-ordered Reforms

Posted in Equal Rights/Equity, Police-Public Safety But the department still has much work to do to “institutionalize” progress By Ken…

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Defeating Strom

Posted in Commentary, Community, Equal Rights/Equity The year we saved the Voting Rights Act By J. Douglas Allen-Taylor By the fall…

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Teach Tomorrow Oakland Honors Six Veteran Teachers

Posted in Education/Schools/Youth Teach Tomorrow in Oakland (TTO) last Saturday celebrated the first six of its educators to complete…

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Larry Moore’s Three-Decade Fight for Justice

Posted in Community, Education/Schools/Youth, Equal Rights/Equity, Police-Public Safety “This adversity has made a stronger individual out of me, and I continue fighting…

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Police Oversight Commission Clears First Hurdle

Posted in Police-Public Safety, Responsive Government By Ken A. Epstein A resolution that allows discussion and action on a proposed…

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Gallo Backs Community Call for Police Accountability

Posted in Community, Police-Public Safety By Ken Epstein Councilmember Noel Gallo is pushing the City Council to consider placing a…

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Kaplan Jumps into Mayoral Race

Posted in Elections & Voting Rights By Ken Epstein Ending months of speculation, Councilmember-at-Large Rebecca Kaplan has joined the…

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