Month: June 2015

Ken A. Epstein

Oakland’s Housing Market Spikes, Prices May Be Rising Faster Than San Francisco

By Tulio Ospina Oakland’s housing market continues to skyrocket, making the city one of the fastest-moving housing…

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Ken A. Epstein

Councilmembers Reluctantly Pass Stop Gap WIB Budget

They say they want to revisit the budget by Sept. 30  By Ken Epstein City Councilmembers this…

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Ken A. Epstein

Lawsuits Challenge Solitary Confinement in State Prisons as “Inhumane and Degrading”

Posted in Police-Public Safety The “solitary confinement regime…will bring you to the edge of madness,” says Justice Kennedy  By…

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Ken A. Epstein

Brooks’ Victory for Oakland’s New Department of Race and Equity

Posted in Equal Rights/Equity, Responsive Government Community support for historic measure garnered council’s unanimous support By Ashley Chambers After months…

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Ken A. Epstein

Reid Announces 59 Units of Affordable Housing on International Boulevard

Posted in Economic Development, Gentrification, Housing/Foreclosures By Ken Epstein Seven years in the making, a 59-unit affordable housing development will break…

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Ken A. Epstein

Community Leader José Dueñas, 63

Posted in Community By Post Staff José Dueñas, a highly respected community leader in Oakland, passed away suddenly, Saturday,…

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Ken A. Epstein

Board of Education Members Balk at Placing Charter High School on Westlake Middle School Campus

Posted in Education/Schools/Youth By Ken Epstein Several members of the Oakland Board of Education are balking at a proposal…

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Ken A. Epstein

City Council Approves Sale of Land for Lake Merritt Luxury Apartment Tower

Posted in Economic Development, Equal Rights/Equity, Gentrification, Housing/Foreclosures, Labor By Ken Epstein The Oakland City Council voted Wednesday night to go ahead with…

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Ken A. Epstein

Civil Rights Complaint Filed Against School District on Behalf of English Learner Students

Posted in Education/Schools/Youth, Equal Rights/Equity By Ken Epstein Several local Latino organizations filed a complaint this week with the U.S….

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David Silver

Teachers Question Mayor’s Appointment of New Education Advisor

Posted in Education/Schools/Youth, Equal Rights/Equity By Ken Epstein Local teachers and school activists are questioning Mayor Libby Schaaf’s decision to…

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