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Oakland Unified School District On Trump “Public Charge Rule Change” And Immigrant Families

Oakland Unified School District (OUSD) Informs Families of Possible Challenges They Could Face Because of Public Charge Rule Change Proposed by Trump Administration Oakland (press release from OUSD) – At…





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Maria Ayerdi Kaplan As TJPA Boss Got Northern California Carpenters Award In 2016

In 2016, Maria Ayerdi Kaplan was celebrated by the Northern California Carpenters Regional Council for her work as Transbay Joint Powers Authority (TJPA) Executive Director and in developing what is…











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Always Forward With RCV In Oakland & California

“Always forward, never one step back”, those words spoken by my former NAACP colleague and freedom fighter Rev. William Barber III of North Carolina have stuck with me for the…


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Op-Ed: Letter To Oakland City Council District 4 Residents By Denise Bostrom

I especially wish the “Women’s Leadership Slate” of Pam Harris, Nayeli Maxson and Sheng Thao were running for different seats. Their efforts combined would definitely improve city services. Candidate Sheng Thao, however, is my first choice.




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Buffy Wicks Campaign Statement On Jovanka Beckles And Outside Spending

Berkeley, CA.- Today Jovanka Beckles issued a press release regarding contributions made on her behalf by the California African American PAC, an outside independent expenditure campaign. Chevron, Tesla, Disney, the…


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Jovanka Beckles CA AD15 Candidate, Rejects New PAC Spending, Calls On Buffy Wicks To Do So

Candidate for Assembly District 15 Jovanka Beckles today stated: “I was disturbed to learn this week that an independent expenditure committee supporting me, called the California African American PAC, is…





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Nancy Sidebotham: 2018 Oakland Mayoral Candidate Policies And Positions

2018 Oakland Mayoral And City Council Candidate Questionnaire by Zennie62Media This 20-question questionnaire was designed to give Oaklanders a chance to evaluate, at once, the plans and philosophies of all…


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Peter Liu Oakland Mayoral Candidate Racist Tweets On Day Of Pittsburgh Shooting

On Saturday, Mr. Liu essentially went off about blacks in Oakland, and just as news of the events in the Pittsburgh Shooting was spreading. And remember, this Man is an official candidate for Mayor of Oakland. That means the City of Oakland has given backing to his behavior, and enabled it.


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Mayor Libby Schaaf: 2018 Oakland Mayoral Election Candidate Policies And Positions

2018 Oakland Mayoral And City Council Candidate Questionnaire by Zennie62Media This 20-question questionnaire was designed to give Oaklanders a chance to evaluate, at once, the plans and philosopies of all…




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Maria Ayerdi-Kaplan Target Of Fake News In Salesforce Transit Center, Webcor – Obayashi Lawsuit

The fake accounts in the news don’t at all match the real story we have on Maria Ayerdi Kaplan. Zennie62Media is not the official spokesperson for Ms. Ayerdi Kaplan, however it would be a mistake not to address what was written in other news posts, because they do not reflect her story as presented in our blog, Oakland News Now.











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Elaine Brown, Civil Rights Icon, Endorses Natasha Middleton for Oakland City Council District 6

OAKLAND – Natasha Middleton, candidate for Oakland City Council District 6, announced the endorsement today of civil rights icon, author and former Black Panther chair Elaine Brown. “I wholeheartedly endorse…





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Buffy Wicks CA Assembly District 15 Candidate Releases Comprehensive Homelessness Crisis Plan

Berkeley, CA.– This week, Buffy Wicks, candidate for Assembly District 15, released her comprehensive plan to confront the homelessness crisis. “We are in the middle of an unconscionable homeless crisis…



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Buffy Wicks Campaign Sets Up Dirty Tricks Disability Forum Organizers Shut Down Attempted Disruption

Toward the end of the policy forum on disability issues at the East Bay Regional Center in San Leandro on Tuesday, Sept. 18, an individual with a personal grudge began…





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Jovanka Beckles Gets New Endorsements: Labor, Local Activist, Technical Worker, Environmental Organization

Jovanka Beckles for State Assembly District 15 announces new endorsements. “I’m starting to blush, or maybe get a lump in my throat in gratitude,” says Jovanka Beckles, “because I’m so…


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Oakland Mayoral Election Candidates Including Libby Schaaf And Cat Brooks At West Oakland Forum

The “WOJLOO” Forum, or “West Oakland, Jack London, Old Oakland” candidates forum was held after what Jesse A.J. Smith, the only Oakland Mayoral Election Candidate who covers the races only…




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Jovanka Beckles Sweeps East Bay Environmental Endorsements And Marches In Solidarity!

Another environmental endorsement! I am beyond gratified that 350 Bay Area Action has joined today with seven local and statewide environmental action organizations to endorse my campaign to represent Assembly…


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Buffy Wicks Gets Dolores Huerta, UFCW Local 5 Endorsement In California State Assembly District 15 Race

Today the Buffy Wicks for Assembly 2018 campaign announced additional Labor endorsements. Dolores Huerta, American labor leader, civil rights activist and co-founder of the United Farm Workers, has announced her…





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Jovanka Beckles Concerned About “Bail Reform” Bill, Senate Bill 10

RICHMOND – Richmond City Councilmember and candidate for California’s 15th Assembly District Jovanka Beckles expressed serious concerns Wednesday about Senate Bill 10, the “bail reform” bill, echoing the issues raised…







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Warriors Klay Thompson’s In Politics With Nayeli Maxson Oakland City Council District Four Candidate Photo

Klay Thompson of the Golden State Warriors (and who said he wants to retire a Warrior), has perhaps unwittingly entered politics via a photo he took with Nayeli Maxson. Maxson,…



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Rebecca Kaplan, SF Bay Area Officials Ask Gov. Jerry Brown To Stop Oil And Gas Production In California

Oakland At-Large Councilmember Rebecca Kaplan, Mayor of Berkeley, Jesse Arreguin, Vice Mayor of Berkeley Cheryl Davila and Councilmember of Richmond, Jovanka Beckles will be holding a press conference Tuesday, August…



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SalesForce Transit Center: Social Media On San Francisco – Oakland Response, Maria Ayerdi-Kaplan Role

SalesForce Transit Center, developed by Maria Ayerdi Kaplan, San Francisco’s a social media gem! SalesForce Transit Center’s first regular commute day was Monday, August 13th, and Oakland News Now checked…


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California Proposition 13 Tax Reform Initiative To Be On November 2020 Ballot

After decades, California Proposition 13 will be the focus of a tax reform initiative, and its on the November 2020 ballot. On Tuesday, August 14th, 2018, Schools and Communities First,…



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Oakland Election News: Brooks File For Mayor, Kalb Endorses Maxson, De La Fuente Backs Tanios In D4

In this Oakland Election News Update (and not “Oakland County” election news, Oakland, California election news) for Thursday, August 9th, Cat Brooks filed to run for Mayor of Oakland yesterday…