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Best Activist Campaign

The uprising of Black Americans and their allies that exploded into the national consciousness,...

Best Local Pornographer

Earlier this year, pornographer Courtney Trouble delivered the closing keynote speech at the Feminist...

Best Cop Dancers in the East Bay

Last month, at Richmond's Juneteenth Festival, Richmond Police Sergeant Eddie Russell and Officer Andrew...

Most Fearless Mayor

First it was Big Oil: Chevron, Richmond’s largest employer (and biggest polluter), which Gayle...

Best Building Transformation

Broadway between 23rd and 24th Streets in Uptown Oakland used to be home to...

Smartest Politician

It seems like Berkeley Mayor Tom Bates has been battling anti-growth activists in the...

Best Youth Training Program

In February, President Barack Obama launched "My Brother's Keeper," an initiative aimed at empowering...

Smartest Environmentalist

Big Oil and Gas spend massive amounts of money each year on lobbying and...

Best Berkeley Walking Tour

Longtime Berkeley residents may think they know all about the city's radical past, but...

Most Progressive Oakland Mayoral Candidate

In a liberal town like Oakland, it's a safe bet that several mayoral candidates...

Most Impressive Record for a New Police Chief

When Oakland Mayor Jean Quan appointed Sean Whent to be the city's interim police...

Most Effective Activist Coalition

Earlier this year, a coalition of labor and activist groups came together to form...

Best Tenant Advocate

As apartment prices continue to skyrocket in Oakland, many longtime residents have been pushed...

Best Local Radio Host

Roman Mars' hugely popular "tiny radio show about design" has earned the praise of...
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