"In January 2020, the BART Board voted unanimously to move forward with their six-month pilot ambassador program. This program is meant to increase the presence of uniformed personnel on trains to address customers’ concerns about safety and security. Their goal is to make those who ride BART feel safer but how will this program actually impact the Bay Area?" -- Judith Hernandez, 10th
"On January 21st, the Oakland city council unanimously voted to pass the Fair Chance Access to Housing Ordinance, making Oakland the first California city to ban criminal background checks on renters. This means Oakland landlords will no longer be allowed to reject possible housing due to criminal history" -- Judith Hernandez, 10th
"Working towards a peaceful future by uniting children of diverse backgrounds, providing them with essential community-building skills, and empowering them to become peacemakers through listening, empathy, and assertiveness. Working with youth and adults not only supports our youngest peacemakers, and enables us to reach wider communities through schools, community-based organizations, and the workplace."
"To ensure the safety of the increased number of bicyclists, Oakland is working on a plan to incorporate 241 miles of designated bikeways." -- Zeke gerwein
"Women in the Bay Area are very influential -- like activist and artist Favianna Rodriguez." --AUdrey Brocchini
"How far will OUSD teachers and families go to increase their students’ school environment? As teachers began their sanctioned strike on thursday, February 21, 2019, the oakland unified school district and the teachers union are now left inching towards another new proposal as the union has rejected several offers that do not meet the needs of all teachers and students."
"The Oakland A’s finally revealed a site and plan for their new stadium in the Howard Terminal along the waterfront... But, as with any new, big, development project in the city, rumblings around gentrification ran beneath all the excitement." -- Miles De Rosa
I must wonder if our teams really care about their diehard fans because if they did: why would they all be leaving or trying to leave? Maybe our beloved Oakland teams are not as beloved as us true fans think.
"Starting in December 2018, the city has begun moving people from tent cities into Tuff Sheds, causing debate over what it means to solve the housing crisis." - Leila Mottley