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Lawsuit Targets 30-year Plan for Marine Terminal Receiving Ships Full of Dangerous Crude - by Center for Biological Diversity
SAN FRANCISCO— Environmental groups sued the California State Lands Commission on April 17 for approving a 30-year plan for refinery operations at a Suisun Bay marine terminal that will receive hundreds of tankers full of dangerous crude oil feedstocks, including highly explosive Bakken crude.
Posted: Sat Apr 18, 2015 5:30PM
Anti Police-Terror Project hosts vigil for Yuvette Hendersen and delivers demands to OPD - by April Thomas
On Sunday, April 12th, The Anti Police-Terror Project held a rally and vigil to continue demanding justice for Yuvette Henderson. Yuvette was gunned down with an AR-15 assault rifle in February by Emeryville Police after being assaulted by security guards at Home Depot.
Posted: Thu Apr 16, 2015 1:52PM
CHP emails: Anti-terrorism cops track #BlackLivesMatter folk - by MPetrelis
A public records request has produced files providing a lotta sunshine of law enforcement agencies in CA and the East Bay.
Posted: Wed Apr 15, 2015 2:13PM
Questions Remain After UC's Tree Removal at People's Park - by Molly Batchelder
This letter was sent on 3-27-15 to UC Capital Projects Project Manager, David Johnson, as well as Christine Shaff, Communications Director at UC Berkeley Real Estate, two individuals directed to handle public concerns regarding the recent tree removal at People's Park. Both emails bounced back. The letter addresses some of my concerns after reading the HortScience Arborist Report and reasons for recommended tree removals.
Posted: Mon Apr 13, 2015 12:22PM
Community raises funds for Oakland activist Jabari Shaw - by Rasheed Shabazz
On March 9, U.S. Marshals chasing the wrong man led to Oakland activist Jabari Shaw, a friend, and his daughter getting into a car crash in East Oakland. With his hospital bills mounting, friends and supporters held a fundraiser at East Side Cultural Center on March 29.
Posted: Sun Apr 12, 2015 7:55PM
Report Back of Defend Knowland Park! Kickoff Action - by Defend Knowland Park!
Alert! – As soon as April 16th, the Zoological Society can section off the combined 77 acre “California Trail” and mitigation sites, from public access, behind an 8-foot chain linked barbed wire fence Last Friday, a crowd of 50 people assembled in the Oakland highlands to inaugurate a direct action campaign against the East Bay Zoological Society’s “California Trail” project that would expand the Oakland Zoo above the ridgeline into the undeveloped 400- acre region known as H...
Posted: Fri Apr 3, 2015 4:28PM
New York City and State Officials Joining Forces to Combat Tenant Harassment - by OTenant
New York City and State Officials Joining Forces to Combat Tenant Harassment - SF Bay Area and California Officials - we need this too.
Posted: Wed Apr 1, 2015 1:19PM
Open letter to Berkeley's John Caner - by Thomas Lord
A recently shared video shows a downtown Berkeley "hospitality ambassador" showing aggression towards and then repeatedly hitting a man who offered no provocation. Poor people, including unhoused people hanging out in Berkeley are considered by the Downtown Berkeley Association to be a problem and the "ambassador" program is run by the assocation as a "solution". John Caner who is CEO of the association sent a letter to the Berkeley homeless commission. I've quoted his letter and openly ...
Posted: Sat Mar 28, 2015 6:14PM
People's Park under Siege, Call for Support! - by Defenders
More support needed! People will be meeting at the People's Park stage at 9 PM this evening to discuss possible next steps. We strongly encourage everyone to come by People's Park tomorrow at 6 AM to prevent further damage to the park. Everyone is encouraged to come to People's Park tomorrow throughout the entire day, as the scheduled tree cutting will last until 3.
Posted: Thu Mar 26, 2015 6:39PM
People's Park: Chancellor Dirks Will Remember It For You, Wholesale - by Save People's Park Trees
This week is Spring Break; one day this week, workers from HortScience will enter the park and remove trees. On March 5th of 2012, the Berkeley Peace and Justice Commission passed a resolution in favor of reinstating a community advisory board before any alterations to the park are made. This resolution was made after the UC destroyed trees and flattened berms on the west end of the park. On April 3rd of 2012, Berkeley city council unanimously passed the resolution titled: "Ensuring Commun...
Posted: Mon Mar 23, 2015 9:06PM
House and Senate proposes brutal FY 2016 budget disaster - by Lynda Carson
In response to massive budget cuts that have already gone into effect during recent years, in recent days the Oakland Housing Authority (OHA) has announced new policy changes for it’s Section 8 voucher holders (Housing Choice Voucher Program) that may result in higher rents for the Section 8 tenants. Additionally, a new policy restricts the ability of Oakland's Section 8 tenants to move to Alameda, Contra Costa County, San Francisco, Santa Clara, and Solano County with their Section 8 voucher!
Posted: Sun Mar 22, 2015 1:28AM
Attack on Jabari Shaw, daughter, & Mary Carmen Valencourt by US Marshals, FBI, and OPD - by CRC for Self Determination
In the wake of the March 9th violent police attack on well-known Oakland activist Jabari Shaw, we at Community Ready Corps (C.R.C.) are raising questions about the surveillance of community organizers by the Oakland Police Department and U.S. Marshalls.
Posted: Fri Mar 20, 2015 12:43PM
Oakland: Google Bus Paint Bombed - by anonymous
A google bus was paint bombed in the Temescal district during the morning commute. The bus was full of googles.
Posted: Thu Mar 19, 2015 12:05PM
Why Pay For A Port Boondoggle - One With No Benefit To The City Of Oakland? - by JP Massar
The Domain Awareness Center in Oakland is not needed, not wanted, and unfunded. It's time for it to go. But the privacy policies that were created as a result are important and need to be instituted.
Posted: Thu Mar 19, 2015 10:37AM
Berkeley Declares War on the Homeless. - by JP Massar
Berkeley takes first steps toward passing homeless criminalization ordinances.
Posted: Wed Mar 18, 2015 11:34AM
Statewide Coordinated Actions To End Solitary Confinement (SCATESC) to start 3/23/15 - by PHSS Outreach Committee
Statewide Coordinated Actions every month respond to the Pelican Bay Hunger Strikers’ November 2013 Proposals: “ We want to consider the idea of designating a certain date each month as Prisoner Rights Day. On that date each month prisoners across the state would engage in peaceful activities to call attention to prison conditions. At the same time our supporters would gather in locations throughout California to expose CDCR’s [CA Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation] actions...
Posted: Tue Mar 17, 2015 12:38PM
Oakland: Blockade of Facebook Bus at Macarthur BART Station - by Fuck the Zuck Bus!
A Facebook shuttle bus had its morning commute disrupted.
Posted: Mon Mar 16, 2015 12:14PM
City of Oakland Building Inspectors - Overworked or simply corrupt? - by M. Hennings
Bribery is nothing new for City Building Inspectors.
Posted: Mon Mar 9, 2015 10:18AM
City of Oakland Building Inspectors disregarding health/safety issues in Oakland Apts - by M. Hennings
City of Oakland Building Inspection Department - Ignoring and/or refusing to enforce building code violations in Oakland Apartment Bulidings
Posted: Tue Mar 3, 2015 11:30PM
"No Drones" at Berkeley City Council - by Daniel
Berkeley approved a one-year moratorium on drones, but with an exception
Posted: Thu Feb 26, 2015 6:41PM