Month: September 2015

Community Calls on City Officials to Adopt Housing Protections for Local Residents

City Hearing on Housing Equity Action Plan Set for Sept. 30  By Ken Epstein City of Oakland…

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Oakland’s Coal Train Dispute Pits Public Health vs. Local Jobs

By Tulio Ospina Hundreds of community members attended Oakland City Council’s public hearing Monday on the health…

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Is Representative Democracy Breaking Down at Oakland Unified?

Posted in Education/Schools/Youth By Ken Epstein Local residents are raising concerns about a new set of “meeting procedures” and…

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Landmark Victory Curbs Long-term Solitary Confinement in California Prisons

Posted in Mass incarceration, Police-Public Safety, Reentry/Formerly Incarcerated Family members of prisoners, demonstrators and lawyers celebrated last week’s landmark settlement reducing…

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St. Paul Tabernacle Baptist Church in Bayview Targeted by Hate Crime

Posted in Community, Police-Public Safety, San Francisco By Anh Le St. Paul Tabernacle Baptist Church in San Francisco’s Bayview District is…

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What Local Parents and Teachers Can Learn from Finnish Schools

Posted in Commentary, Education/Schools/Youth, Equal Rights/Equity By Dr. Kitty Kelly Epstein We’re kind of stuck in a rut in U.S. schools.  …

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Yuvette Henderson’s Family Demands Answers to Shooting by Emeryville Police

Posted in Police-Public Safety By Tulio Ospina Nearly 40 East Bay residents packed Emeryville City Council this week demanding…

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Celebrating My 99th Birthday

Posted in Community, History and remembering, San Francisco By Ms. Verlie Mae Pickens Hello there! This is Verlie Mae Pickens.  I…

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At 99, Verlie Mae Pickens Is Still a Leader in the Community

Posted in Community, San Francisco By Anh Le Ms. Verlie Mae Pickens, who celebrated her 99th birthday in June, has been…

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Celebrating My 99th Birthday

Posted in Community, History and remembering, San Francisco By Ms. Verlie Mae Pickens Hello there! This is Verlie Mae Pickens.  I…

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