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 you will always have with you.” But economic justice and civic leaders...
Mar 15, 2023

The Unbanked

Mar 8, 2023

Lift Your Voice

Mar 1, 2023

From a Distance

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...
Feb 15, 2023

Ground Zero

Rain brings little relief to California’s depleted groundwater     The powerful storms that clobbered California for weeks in December and January dropped trillions of gallons of water, flooding many communities and farms. But throughout the state, the rains...
Feb 8, 2023

They Don’t Take ‘No’

Becton, Gordon: Two East Bay women of power When Trevor Noah signed off at The Daily Show for the last time, he told viewers that people who want to learn about America should “talk to Black women because,...
Feb 1, 2023

Fatal Flaws

State Justice Department has been negligent in probing police shootings of possibly unarmed people     A law passed in 2020 compels the state Justice Department to investigate all incidents in which a police officer shoots and kills someone who...
Jan 25, 2023

Reduction and Resistance

Mayor Breed announces plan to facilitate safe injection sites despite lack of state authorization  San Francisco plans to try to thread a legislative needle to allow the opening of safe injection sites in the city. Mayor London Breed and...
Jan 18, 2023

After the Storm

Is California’s drought over? Here’s what to know about rain, snow, reservoirs and drought The year 2023 began with a historic bang—record precipitation and disastrous flooding throughout much of California. Parched watersheds soaked up the first rains, but...
Jan 11, 2023

Dissent and Destiny

Six takeaways for Californians after the UC graduate student strike The largest higher-education strike in U.S. history—courtesy of 36,000 disgruntled graduate student workers and 12,000 other academic employees at the University of California—wrapped up Dec. 23, and depending...
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