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Tonight: 2010 Mayoral Candidates on Deck for First Public Forum

It suddenly seems as though the playing field for Oakland's next mayor is flooded with a plethora of candidates, all claiming to have the answer to the city’s woes.  On June 10, from 6 to 9 p.m.,...
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Strong Leaders, Strong Families: PLAN Unites Parents for a Common Cause

Surrounded by the bright and vivid colors of The Art of Living Black exhibit, representatives from a range of parent and family groups came together Friday seeking answers about how to maneuver through the...
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How I Spent My Saturday Afternoon (Community Voices)

One Saturday earlier this spring, on a beautiful sunny afternoon, I attended, with another 200 or so Oakland activists, a rally for Jean Quan’s mayoral run. The election is still seven months out and Jean...
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Richmond Youth, Community Speak Up for Their School

At a press conference held in Richmond CA on Oct. 28, youth workers, young people and local politicians reflect on the recent gang rape at Richmond High...
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Oakland: Port Vote Paves Way for Cleaner Trucks

Tuesday night saw the end of two years of negotiations between the Port of Oakland, environmentalists, truckers and West Oakland residents, with a vote to reduce toxic emissions from trucks serving the busy...
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Ship Pollution Escapes Oakland Diesel Debate

While much of the debate on reducing emissions from the Port of Oakland has revolved around trucks, diesel pollution from the trucks is estimated to make up only 4 percent of West Oakland's overall toxic...
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West Oakland Neighbors Tackle Toxic Legacy

Just about any long-term West Oakland resident can rattle off a list of health issues effecting their community: toxins from cargo ships docking at the nearby Port of Oakland, diesel smoke from Port-bound...