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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Protecting the East Bay's Water

The Mokelumne River has been designated wild and scenic, giving it permanent protection from future dams.

LEGALIZATION NATION

Lower Cannabis Taxes Will Be an Option on Oakland's November Ballot

Voters are being asked to give the city council the power to lower marijuana business tax rates, which are currently among the highest in the state.

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Why Hasn’t Oakland Sued the NFL Yet?

Filing a lawsuit against Mark Davis and the NFL over the Raiders’ move is a no-brainer. But 16 months after the NFL owners’ vote, fan groups and lawsuit backers are still waiting on city officials, and time is running out.

THE OAKLAND ZONE

The Magic of Oakland Baseball Returns

The never-say-die A’s have charged into the playoff race, ensuring that the summer of 2018 in the Oakland Coliseum is going to be special.

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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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Bicycle Path for Richmond-San Rafael Bridge May Be Used for Cars

Bicycle advocates say a proposal to use the planned bikeway on the bridge for vehicle traffic during commute times would hurt access for Richmond residents.

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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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Surviving in the Hospital Desert

The impending closure of emergency services at Alta Bates in Berkeley has many worried about the consequences for communities in the East Bay — especially Richmond.

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With all the attention being paid to the potential therapeutic uses for psychedelic drugs, where does cannabis fit in?

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Career Coup: Boots Riley Subverts Cinema

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    The Mokelumne River has been designated wild and scenic, giving it permanent protection from future dams.
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    Filing a lawsuit against Mark Davis and the NFL over the Raiders’ move is a no-brainer. But 16 months after the NFL owners’ vote, fan groups and lawsuit backers are still waiting on city officials, and time is running out.
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