With Raiders departure, Oakland once again sticks it to ‘The Man’

The NFL announced approval Monday for theRaiders relocation to Las Vegas. The team isscheduled to play in Oakland through 2018.OAKLANDRaise a banner from the rafters at Oakland City Hall! By refusing to acquiesce to the threats of the Raiders and the National Football League, the city proved once again that the East Bay rests in … Continue reading With Raiders departure, Oakland once again sticks it to ‘The Man’

Hayward Councilmember Mendall Advocates for Raising Minimum Wage

Hayward Councilmember Al Mendall, right,wants Alameda County or Hayward to raisethe local minimum wage to $12 or $15. PHOTO/Steven TavaresHAYWARD | MINIMUM WAGE | There is a growing push in the East Bay calling for a steep bump in the minimum wage. Hayward Councilmember Al Mendall added his name to the list while admonishing the paltry … Continue reading Hayward Councilmember Mendall Advocates for Raising Minimum Wage

Preliminary Studies Find Corporate Sponsorship Lacking For New Raiders Stadium

OAKLAND COLISEUM AUTHORITY | Two preliminary studies — one by the City of Oakland and Alameda County, and one by the Oakland Raiders — say the feasibility of a new stadium in Oakland for the football team would be hampered by the East Bay’s lack of corporate support. The stadium project also falls short financially … Continue reading Preliminary Studies Find Corporate Sponsorship Lacking For New Raiders Stadium

Corporate Media’s Plot To Demonize Striking BART Workers

The ABC owned and operated KGO-TV opened its 11 p.m. newscast last Sunday with anchor Dan Ashley oohing and ahhing and gesticulating over how horrendous Monday morning's commute might be following the breakdown of negotiations between BART and its workers. Turn the volume down and you would be hard-pressed to tell the difference between Ashley reporting the … Continue reading Corporate Media’s Plot To Demonize Striking BART Workers

Skinner Focuses on Energy Conservation and Taxes in Slew of New Bills

Asm. Nancy SkinnerPHOTO/East Bay EDAASSEMBLY//LEGISLATIVE UPDATE | Assemblywoman Nancy Skinner produced 20 new bills this month covering a wide swath of topics, but three ringed true to the Berkeley representative's traditional focus on energy conservation and another three on taxes. Skinner also added another bill related to firearms in addition to her well-publicized firearms bill she introduced last … Continue reading Skinner Focuses on Energy Conservation and Taxes in Slew of New Bills

Tax Day Protesters In Oakland Tell Corporate America To Pay Their Share

Protesters rally Monday afternoon in Downtown Oakland in front of the Citibank branch on Broadway calling for America's largest companies to pay corporate income tax. Rallies were also held at the Chevron headquarters in San Ramon and later in San Francisco in front of the Wells Fargo Bank corporate offices.RALLY IN FRONT OF CITIBANK IN … Continue reading Tax Day Protesters In Oakland Tell Corporate America To Pay Their Share

State Walks to the Plate with Threee Strikes Against

 CORPORATE POWER, MINORITY RULE, UNWIELDY LEGISLATURE HAMPER THE CALIFORNIA DREAMBy CRAIG WILLIAMS Three strikes is a serious problem in our state. Studies show that the more unequal a society, the more likely they are to be very punitive. In California for example over 300 people are in jail for life for shoplifting. It doesn’t get any … Continue reading State Walks to the Plate with Threee Strikes Against