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Activists and Lawmakers Roll Out 'People's Budget Fix'

OAKLAND — California could save billions of dollars per year through sensible criminal justice reforms rather than by revoking aid to its neediest residents, activists and state lawmakers said Thursday. About 75 people chanted slogans and listened as speakers touted a "People's Budget Fix"... Read More

Oakland Unanimously Adopts Climate Protection Targets

At last night's meeting, the Oakland City Council voted unanimously to adopt benchmark targets to cut the city's global warming pollution -- an important first political step in the much larger effort that will hopefully follow. Spearheading the campaign, the Oakland Climate Action Coalition, in... Read More