Month: July 2014

Council to Consider Minimum Wage Ordinance

Posted in Labor, Responsive Government By Ken A. Epstein The City Council next week will vote on an ordinance that…

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Judge Blasts Oakland for Mishandling Police Discipline

Posted in Uncategorized By Post Staff Federal Judge Thelton Henderson issued a court order this week criticizing the City…

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Leaders Should Reflect Community, Not Corporate Interests, Says Jason “Shake” Anderson

Posted in Elections & Voting Rights By Ashley Chambers As election season gets into full swing, Oakland’s mayoral race…

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Attorneys Burris and Chanin Meet with Community to “Sustain” Police Accountability

Posted in Equal Rights/Equity, Police-Public Safety By Ken A. Epstein Two leading local civil rights attorneys, John Burris and Jim…

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Council Approves West Oakland Development Plan

By Ken A. Epstein The West Oakland Specific Plan, designed to guide and encourage residential, commercial and…

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Councilmember Noel Gallo Calls for Support for Migrant Children

Posted in Community, Education/Schools/Youth, Equal Rights/Equity, Immigrant Rights, World News By Ken A. Epstein Councilmember Noel Gallo, who represents the Fruitvale District, is…

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Teachers Accuse School Officials of Censorship for Shutting Down Website

Posted in Arts and Culture, Community, Education/Schools/Youth, Media, Police-Public Safety Craig Gordon Teachers, community members and students are complaining that the Oakland Unified…

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Disputes Continue Over Police Accountability, City Ballot Measures

By Ken A. Epstein. Community members continue to express anger and frustration toward the Oakland City Council…

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City Debates Minimum Wage Increase

By Ken A. Epstein While some members of the Oakland City Council are lining up behind the…

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17-Story Condo Tower at Jack London Square Entrance?

By Ken A. Epstein The City Council’s Community and Economic Development committee is rushing to send a…

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