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Social Justice & Activism

In recent weeks, demolition crews razed the former Nady Systems building on Shellmound that had become prone to squatting and blight. Last December 7th, City of Berkeley crews dismantled the Aquatic Park Homeless Community where around 25...

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As part of a new ‘Police Transparency Law’ that went into effect this year, local law enforcement agencies around the state have been scrambling to fulfill requests by news outlets and individual rights groups. The Emeryville...

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Emeryville residents and commuters noticed a peculiar billboard along Shellmound on Thursday morning that might have caused a double-take. A 1-800-GOT-JUNK billboard that previously read “We Make Junk Disappear” was manipulated overnight to read “We...

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Cornology, the gourmet popcorn shop at Bay Street, is under fire after witnesses attest the use of a racial slur by an employee following an alleged theft. The incident is leading to calls for a...

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In our last installment of our SF Homeless Project coverage, we spotlighted Oakland’s Compassionate Communities program. The project had ambitions to find housing for a group of 42 unhoused community members living beneath the I-580 underpass at...

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Emeryville-based Clif Bar joined forces with Rise Against Hunger in the fight against food insecurity at the Emeryville Center of Community Life last week. Nearly 400 Clif Bar employees volunteered their time to package meals to fight...

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Google, in partnership with the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF), are sharing their initial results measuring air quality in the neighborhoods of West Oakland. This data is being collected using Aclima sensor technology mounted on Google Street View...

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An estimated 60 workers from hotels in Oakland and Emeryville walked off the job and assembled at the site of the proposed Mandela Hotel near Target today. A hotel that hasn’t yet been approved, but labor groups are already organizing...

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