Sheriff's Termination of ICE Jail Contract Not a Win for Many Immigrant Families

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Sheriff's Termination of ICE Jail Contract Not a Win for Many Immigrant Families

The decision may result in relocating detainees further away from legal aid and loved ones while the mass incarceration of undocumented people continues.

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Alameda County Leads Region in Civil Rights Payouts

There have been $15.5 million in civil rights settlements and judgments involving the sheriff's office over the last three years.

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The 'Real Alamedans'

A group of Alameda residents met in June to discuss forming a PAC to combat union and developer influence in city politics. But a sexist comment is drawing criticism.

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East Bay Activists Push for a Bigger Fight

Organizers hope to harness the uproar caused by family separations into a larger effort to reform immigration and mass incarceration policies.

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For Survivors of Domestic Violence, Gaining Asylum Just Got Tougher

But despite the recent ruling by Attorney General Jeff Sessions, immigration rights activists say it's not impossible for survivors of domestic violence to gain asylum.

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OUSD's Restorative Justice Program Threatened By Budget Cuts

The program has been credited for helping to reduce suspension and expulsion rates in the district.

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Oakland Homeless Resident Organizes 'Green Teams' to Clean the City

Nino Parker wants the city to pay homeless residents to clean and maintain the parks and streets where they live.

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Did Race Play a Role in a Willard School Incident?

A March incident at Willard Middle School involving a white man attacking a Black student — and the Berkeley police's handling of the incident — has concerned faculty and staff as well as witnesses of the incident.

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Local Radio Station KGPC Threatened with Closure Due to Budget Cuts

Supporters of the Peralta Community College District's low-power community radio station are hoping to save it from closure.

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OUSD Backs Down After Charter School Threatens Lawsuit

Several OUSD directors want the district to formally oppose the city's sale of public land for a new charter school, but Aspire says the district is illegally interfering.

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A Melting Reputation

An investigation into allegations of sexual misconduct against San Leandro City Manager Chris Zapata raises questions about the credibility of the accuser, Rose Padilla Johnson.

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Police Union Money Flooded the East Bay's District Attorneys' Races

Law enforcement unions nearly $600,000 in Alameda and Contra Costa counties opposing progressive candidates.

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West Oakland's Bikes4Life Fights Eviction

The bicycle shop and associated One Fam event space are being evicted following a messy landlord divorce.

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Kenzie Smith Speaks Out

One of the men targeted by "BBQ Becky" reflects on the incident and what the aftermath means for Oakland.

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Oakland Police Brings Back Its Horse-Mounted Unit

It's more of a public relations campaign — and a costly one at that.

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Wall Street Comes to Alameda

The world's largest private equity firm buys the island's largest apartment complex.

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