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  • Getting Rich Off Low-Income Housing

    Oakland nearly lost 126 affordable apartments due to a nonprofit's mismanagement. But even as that nonprofit has neglected maintenance at E.C. Reems Gardens, it also has made millions of dollars for a wealthy Southern California resident.
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  • Hidden Monuments to Racism

    Berkeley and Oakland have them. And so does the region’s environmental movement.
  • Glossing Over a Genocide

    Perpetrators of California’s war to exterminate indigenous peoples are honored with innumerable place names. The survivors’ heritage is still being obliterated.
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  • Decolonize UC Berkeley

    UC Berkeley student activists have sought to rename Barrows Hall, which is named after a former campus president who helped colonize the Philippines.
  • We Should Plant Memorials That Heal

    Instead of building shrines to military might or troubling historical figures, how about planting trees?
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  • Mimi Pond Goes Home Again

    Her new graphic novel, The Customer is Always Wrong, fondly recalls the more affordable days of Oakland.

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