Activists Hasten Oakland's Slow-Moving Plans to Permit Homeless Encampments

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Activists Hasten Oakland's Slow-Moving Plans to Permit Homeless Encampments

City officials took 22 months to propose three sites for sanctioned homeless encampments, and they recently offered one to some of their biggest critics — activists from The Village.

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Oakland Police Chief Made False Statements About ICE Raid

Anne Kirkpatrick said Oakland police had assisted in a federal human trafficking investigation, but the only charges filed so far are civil immigration violations.

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East Bay Children's Book Project Is in Peril

The beloved nonprofit, which supplies books to low-income kids throughout Oakland, has lost its lease and may have to shut down.

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Will Oakland Adopt a Mansion Tax?

Councilmember Dan Kalb is developing a tiered property transfer tax that could raise rates on expensive homes and generate millions in new revenue.

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UC Berkeley Professor Calls for Speeding Up the Drone Arms Race

A new book co-authored by Cal law professor John Yoo argues that America should be first in developing the deadliest, smartest, most autonomous new killing machines.

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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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Some Oakland Landlords Are Using a Legal Loophole to Exempt Housing from Rent Control

And a group of tenants has banded together and is fighting back.

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Turmoil Returns for Charter Schools

American Indian Model Schools in Oakland are once again facing controversy, despite their high test scores.

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Warriors Have Yet to Repay Oakland for Parades

The city billed the team for more than $1 million and gave it an Aug. 18 deadline, but the Warriors have questioned some of Oakland’s expenses.

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CoCo District Attorney Selection Marred by Ethical Lapses

One of the finalists has been accused of unethical and possibly illegal behavior while two others are under fire for plagiarism.

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