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Monday, April 14th, 2014

10 questions with Joshua Safran, author of memoir about surviving familial abuse (Community Voices)

Joshua Safran provides us a road map on how to redefine bravery. He says bravery isn’t a lack of fear, it’s understanding our fears and battling them anyway. This is especially true when helping those impacted by family and domestic violence find a life different than what they were given. Joshua’s work on family violence

Saturday, April 12th, 2014

Bill by Oakland senator to reform solitary confinement in state prisons

By the Post News Group A bill by Senator Loni Hancock (D-Oakland) to revise and reform solitary confinement conditions in California’s prisons passed its first legislative hurdle this week. The Senate Public Safety Committee approved SB 892...

Friday, April 11th, 2014

Oakland School District superintendent search in home stretch

The choice of a new superintendent for the Oakland Unified School District might be decided by the end of April, if all goes according to plan. The OUSD board of education is meeting with finalist candidates this...

Thursday, April 10th, 2014

27 artful things to do in Oakland, April 11 – 17

So much art this week, Oakland! Visual art gallery openings, music, maker events, culinary art, expression promoting community healing, fashion, films: you name it, we’ve got it. We’re hoping that even the meetings this week will be...

Thursday, April 10th, 2014

Study finds gentrification in Oakland hurts public health

Imagine living in the same neighborhood for years or decades. You know your neighbors; some of them are your friends. Imperfect though it may be, this is home. Then a new type of neighbors start moving in:...

Monday, April 7th, 2014

WOSP – The City of Oakland’s plan for gentrification: A target for anti-displacement activity (Community Voices)

by Aram Mendoza and Rocket Kay, Advance the struggle What follows is a critique of the West Oakland Specific Plan – WOSP – which the city of Oakland hopes will help in “developing” West Oakland, and is attempting to...

Sunday, April 6th, 2014

Youth leaders speak out: Raising the minimum wage will make the city safer (Community Voices)

The day violence drops drastically in Oakland will be the day when our youth and adults are put to work and paid well. Families are struggling to pay bills, which in turn pushes youth and adults out...

Thursday, April 3rd, 2014

29 things to do in Oakland where you will by-golly learn things and you will like it, April 4 – 10

Did you think you were going to get through this week and not learn a dang thing, Oakland? Pah! The odds are decidedly against it. Just try not to learn how to make paper or bee condos,...

Thursday, April 3rd, 2014

Fruitvale’s Favianna Rodriguez crowd-funds buying her family home–by selling art

If you don’t know who Favianna Rodriguez is by her iconic art, or just by living in Oakland, check out this story about her from our archives. She is an internationally-renowned artist and devoted activist but, because...

Wednesday, April 2nd, 2014

Introducing: Oakland Police Beat: Investigative Reporting & Data Journalism

In launching Oakland Police Beat, Oakland Local is taking on a project we think has never been done before–using data journalism and investigative reporting to provide in-depth information and analysis not about crime or homicide victims, but...

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