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Oct 28, 2020

Seven Days

Oakland is following San Francisco and Portland in ending its relationship with the Joint Terror Task Force, an intelligence gathering arm of the FBI. The City Council last week unanimously approved the termination of an agreement. The action had been recommended since last year by the city's Privacy Advisory...
Sep 23, 2020

Rent Hike Row

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Sep 16, 2020

Domestic Terror

In a time when the U.S is facing a reckoning over its racist past, so too are cities like San Leandro, where an ugly history of housing red-lining once created a whites-only suburban enclave in the East...
Sep 9, 2020

Candidate Appears Drunk

You don't want to get arrested for drinking in public, right?" a Fremont police officer asked Fremont mayoral candidate Justin Sha outside a black-tie fundraiser for the Washington Hospital Healthcare Foundation last October. Video of Sha's interaction with...
Sep 2, 2020

‘Magic Mushroom Club’ Raided

Oakland Police raided the Zide Door Church of Entheogenic Plants, a "magic mushroom club," and seized $200,000 in cash, cannabis and mushrooms, Vice reports. The Oakland City Council recently lowered the enforcement of laws prohibiting the use...
Aug 26, 2020

Coliseum Pushback

A‌group of Oakland progressives led by former Oakland mayoral candidate Pamela Price wants the Alameda County Democratic Central Committee to oppose the city's proposed sale of its half of the Coliseum complex to the Oakland Athletics. Pushback by...
Aug 19, 2020

Six up for Oakland Council

Six candidates will vie for Oakland District 3 Councilmember Lynette Gibson McElhaney's position this fall. Five seek to replace retiring District 7 Councilmember Larry Reid, and restaurateur Derreck Johnson challenges at-large Councilmember Rebecca Kaplan's reelection. In addition,...
Aug 12, 2020

Fundraising Wake-Up Call

Oakland At-Large Councilmember Rebecca Kaplan is one of the city's most well-known politicians, and seemingly one of its more popular. But her re-election campaign received a major wake-up call after one of her challengers, Oakland restaurateur Derreck...
Aug 5, 2020

Coming Covid-19 Surge

After initially keeping the coronavirus at bay, the number of new cases in Alameda County has skyrocketed to more than 11,000 over the past two months, and it may get worse, according to the county's interim public...
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