May 24, 2023

Big Brown’s Battle

UPS Teamsters reflect union revivals On Aug.1, unless a contract is agreed upon, Teamsters Union members employed by UPS will strike across the country. This includes more than 2,000 Teamsters at the North Richmond and Oakland facilities, and a total of 10,000 employed throughout the greater Bay Area. Deliveries will grind...
May 3, 2023

Safe at Home

Apr 26, 2023

Alas, Antioch

Apr 19, 2023

Peace of Mind

Apr 12, 2023

Pill Problems

What can California do about abortion pill ruling? Not much  California's Democratic lawmakers have spent the past year enacting legislation to protect abortion rights in the wake of Roe v. Wade's reversal, but a ruling Friday by a...
Mar 29, 2023

Light in the Dark

‘FENCELINES’ fights back in Richmond Sometimes art speaks louder than petitions and public meetings. The creators and partners in “FENCELINES: A Collective Monument to Resilience” believe their project can. The Richmond community-based art project is designed to amplify the...
Mar 22, 2023

Out of Poverty

City of Alameda to launch guaranteed income pilot program The City of Alameda will soon join a wave of U.S. cities fighting poverty through pilot Guaranteed Income (GI) programs. An adage from the King James Bible is, “The poor...
Mar 15, 2023

The Unbanked

California mulls entering banking business to serve disadvantaged consumers Anneisha Williams figures she has paid several hundred dollars in overdraft fees over the years, so when her last bank recently refused to refund about $500 a hacker stole...
Mar 8, 2023

Lift Your Voice

Angela Harrelson, aunt of George Floyd and author, visits Lafayette When Angela Harrelson’s nephew, George Perry Floyd, died under the knee of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin, on May 25, 2020, people in communities across the country...
Mar 1, 2023

From a Distance

Environmental group fights diesel generators at Bayview vehicle triage A community organization has challenged the issuance of a permit that would allow installation of two large portable diesel generators at the Bayview "Vehicle Triage Center," a "safe parking"...
Feb 22, 2023

Chief Fired

Mayor Thao fires Police Chief Armstrong for alleged misconduct  On Feb. 15, Oakland Mayor Sheng Thao announced that she was firing Police Chief LeRonne Armstrong. Armstrong had been put on leave last month after a report detailed allegations of...
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