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textMetro Publishing Inc., purchased East Bay Express by Lynda Carson
According to San Jose Inside, which is supported by Metro Silicon Valley, and owned by Metro Publishing Inc. — Dan Pulcrano, Stephen Clark Buel the former owner of Telegraph Media / East Bay Express, continues as a contractor and editor during the transition....
Posted: Tue Mar 24, 2020 11:37PM
textAlameda County Sheriff's Office Makes Surprise $85 Million Request for Santa Rita Jail by APTP
Amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, the Alameda County Board of Supervisors will vote today to allocate an additional $85 million toward staff for Santa Rita Jail....
Posted: Tue Mar 24, 2020 1:19PM
textCalifornia Nurses Association protest in Oakland against lack of protective gear by Lynda Carson
Last Friday, I watched around 4 first responders from a fire truck in Oakland respond to the needs of someone that was hauled off to the hospital. I was shocked that the first responders were not wearing any protective gear or N95 respirators. Barely three days later, nurses from the California Nurses Association and National Nurses United held a protest Monday evening March 23, in front of Kaiser Permanente in Oakland. They protested against the lack of protective gear and weakening of stand...
Posted: Tue Mar 24, 2020 3:00AM
textAC Transit offers free bus service starting March 23, 2020 by Lynda Carson
For those of you walking on the cool streets of Oakland, even though you may have been ordered to shelter-in-place, the good news is that AC Transit is offering free bus service starting today (March 23, 2020) until further notice for all of you who may be trying to get from one place to another!...
Posted: Mon Mar 23, 2020 4:43PM
textNational Front on Telegraph Ave. by Victor Noir
A National Front sticker appeared affixed on a metal box meter in front of Peet's coffee at Telegraph and Dwight at least the day after the store's virus closure. That location is less than half a block from Berkeley's People's Park....
Posted: Mon Mar 23, 2020 2:47PM
textAmid coronavirus threat Social Security closes all local Social Security offices by Lynda Carson
In essence, now that the SSA offices have been shut down locally, and across the nation, and people cannot reach anyone at the tele-service centers because they have not been expanded, it places tens of thousands of HUD’s subsidized housing tenants at risk when they are not able to obtain documents that are needed to verify their income when it’s time to renew their housing contracts!...
Posted: Wed Mar 18, 2020 10:51PM
textKPFA's Peasant War & the Bylaws by Daniel Borgström
An allegory about the Bylaws Referendum. In a wider sense it's also about the struggle for democracy in progressive movements and organizations which often tend to be taken over by an elite minority....
Posted: Wed Mar 18, 2020 11:51AM
textBerkeley's Willard Pool Showers Still Operating by Rubber Ducky
The Willard Pool Showers in Berkeley will remain open during their normal hours. Monday thru Friday - 7:30PM to 8:30PM Saturday and Sunday - 9:00AM to 10:00AM...
Posted: Wed Mar 18, 2020 10:57AM
textShelter-in-place orders are a prelude to Martial Law by Lynda Carson
I was in the Philippines during 1972 while Martial Law existed under the Marcos administration. There were soldiers/armed forces on the streets and anyone caught on the streets after midnight was subject to arrest or being shot. At times it was very frightening!...
Posted: Tue Mar 17, 2020 11:43PM
textUtility cutoff’s restricted for PG&E, AT&T, Comcast, San Jose Water Company, & others by Lynda Carson
This means that if people get behind on their utility bills or water bills because of a lack of income due to the disastrous financial effects of the coronavirus in their communities, that utility cutoff’s are restricted for such companies as PG&E, AT&T, Comcast, Metro PCS, Sprint, T-Mobile, Verizon, San Jose Water Company, and other companies!...
Posted: Tue Mar 17, 2020 9:58PM
textVote NO in the Pacifica Bylaws Election by Dr. James McFadden, KPFA LSB
LSBs are the community representatives – they give the community a voice. Instead, the General Managers will answer only to the Executive Director creating a truly top-down organization – a far cry from the grass-roots community station envisioned by Pacifica’s founders and enshrined in the current bylaws....
Posted: Sun Mar 15, 2020 6:46PM
textOakland to become dumping ground for coronavirus infected trash from Grand Princess ship by Lynda Carson
Statement of Rob Bonta: "I am very sensitive to the perception that the Grand Princess being docked and disembarked at the Port of Oakland- instead of in San Francisco - is wrong and unjust. Frankly, that was my first reaction. It is absolutely appropriate to view this through the historical context and lens of environmental racism and injustice in Oakland, specifically in West Oakland, including exposure to toxics, dirty air, and lead." Assemblymember Rob Bonta may want to rethink his above ...
Posted: Sun Mar 15, 2020 6:11PM
textNurses protest weakening of coronavirus (Covid-19) guidance by CDC by Lynda Carson
The impeached President Donald J. Trump just held a national press conference and declared that he is suspending all travel from Europe to the United States starting tomorrow for the next 30 days, but the restrictions will not apply to the United Kingdom for some reason. The Trump administration sees the coronavirus as a PR disaster for his administration, instead of a health crisis and has been trying to downplay the seriousness of the spreading pandemic. The impeached President Trump has al...
Posted: Wed Mar 11, 2020 6:46PM
textOakland to become dumping ground for coronavirus infected Grand Princess cruise ship by Lynda Carson
Reportedly, there are 21 people, including 19 crew members aboard the cruise ship that have tested positive for the coronavirus, with many others aboard that have not yet been tested. The ship will dock at a terminal in the Outer Harbor in Oakland on Sunday afternoon. The coronavirus infected cruise ship includes around 3,500 passengers according to reports....
Posted: Sat Mar 7, 2020 11:32PM
textCensus 2020 Disability, Diversity & Inclusion Counts on BCM by Diverse Disability Media
Do you have questions about why the Census matters? Privacy concerns? Or questions about how the 2020 Census will be accessible for people with disabilities? Berkeley Community Media (BCM) has got answers. BCM will be airing #DisabilityCounts2020 public service announcements (PSA’s) about the census this month in March 2020....
Posted: Thu Mar 5, 2020 10:30AM
textDevelopment of Saranap Old Growth Oaks & Potential Native Burial Site by Oakey-Dokey
On February 25, the Contra Costa Board of Supervisors doomed an old growth grove of oak trees, and an easement trail, by deciding in favor of real estate moguls Tambri Heyden and David Montalbo. Also at issue, is the possibility of Indigenous remains and cultural artifacts on the site. However, it is not too late to stop the construction if people act up and speak out....
Posted: Thu Feb 27, 2020 11:58AM
textOver 4,700 organizations unite to save affordable housing & community development programs by Lynda Carson
According to HUD’s records on 10/08/2019, in San Francisco there are 13,798 units in its Section 8 inventory, Oakland has 13,614 Section 8 units, Berkeley has 1,995 Section 8 units, Alameda has 1,885 Section 8 units, Alameda County has 6,684 Section 8 units, Contra Costa County has 9,235 Section 8 units, and Marin Housing has 2,205 Section 8 units listed....
Posted: Tue Feb 25, 2020 9:30PM
textAnimal Liberation Conference by Johanna Nikoletos
The Animal Liberation Conference brings together the most dedicated animal rights activists from around the world and empowers them to take bold, collective action to achieve revolutionary social and political change for animals. ALC 2020 will take place May 29th-June 2nd, 2020 with a training-intensive Leadership Academy taking place from May 26-28th prior to the Conference. This year's speakers include Paul Engler, co-author of 'This Is An Uprising', and talks will focus on how animal liber...
Posted: Wed Feb 19, 2020 4:17PM
textDisability Organizations Join Forces to Increase Census Participation Throughout CA by Diverse Disability Media
The California Foundation for Independent Living Centers (CFILC) and the Disability Rights Education and Defense Fund (DREDF) are acting as Statewide Community-Based Organization Outreach Partners in coordination with the California Census Office to increase participation among disabled Californians and older adults in the upcoming 2020 census which takes place April 1....
Posted: Tue Feb 18, 2020 5:10PM
textUCB Student Threatens Genocide to Palestinians; No Response From Campus by Newsy
During a recent meeting of the Associated Students of the University of California, a UC Berkeley student spoke at the podium, pledging the genocide of "Palestinians from the world". The UC campus administration has taken no action against the student, and has taken no action to affirm the safety of Palestinian students and Palestinian visitors on campus....
Posted: Fri Feb 14, 2020 10:30AM