.Rasheed Shabazz

Oct 20, 2021

Alameda DA Files Charges: Reporting by East Bay Express led to investigation into predatory...

In a two-part cover series in 2018, the East Bay Express reported on Private Property Impound’s predatory towing for dollars in the East Bay cities of Oakland, San Leandro and Alameda. The reporting on “PPI,” and complaints by at least 13 victims, led to an investigation by the Consumer and Environmental Protection Division of the Alameda County District Attorney’s Office.
Jul 16, 2020

What’s in a Name? A Lot

Amid global demands to defund police and address racial inequality, Alameda Parks and Recreation Commission voted last Thursday to rename Jackson Park. The vote...
Jan 7, 2019

Alameda Racism, Charter School Politics, or Something Else?

School board member Gray Harris maintained that Mia Bonta, who was the top vote-getter in the Nov. 6 election and is the spouse of...
Nov 14, 2018

Towing for Dollars in Alameda

Nearly half of all cars towed in Alameda since 2013 occurred at Summer House. Credits: Photo by Paul Haggard ...
Oct 31, 2018

Policing in the Shadows

Earlier this year, UC Berkeley workers rallied to protest the university's treatment of employees. The Feb. 1 demonstration commemorated the 50-year anniversary...
Oct 3, 2018

Targeting Muslims?

The sheriff sought to identify Black, Muslim inmates at Glenn Dyer jail in downtown Oakland. Credits: Photo by Rasheed Shabazz Alameda...
Jul 11, 2018

The ‘Real Alamedans’

The field of those seeking to influence Alameda's city council elections this November is expanding. In June, a group of residents called...
May 23, 2018

Wall Street Comes to Alameda

The Summer House property was originally built to house workers during WWII. Credits: Photo by Rasheed Shabazz When Dorothy and her husband moved to...