Month: June 2015

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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