Around 16% of Americans now report using cannabis. For some, cannabis use is part of a lifestyle. Cannabis-friendliness can even factor into decisions about where to live, work or travel.
Six people were injured Wednesday in a shooting at the King Estates Campus in East Oakland where multiple schools are located. All of the victims are adults.
A war of words broke out between the Hollister Police Department and the Oakland Zoo this week following the death of a mountain lion who was shot after entering a residential neighborhood.
"I am tired of paying high taxes and not getting core services; like public safety. It angers me! I wish you would get angry and say you are mad as hell, and you are not going to take it anymore. Lawlessness in Oakland must stop.”
Two conservative organizations have filed a lawsuit to stop an Oakland ballot measure that would allow noncitizens to vote in school board elections.
Frustration is growing in Alameda and Berkeley, where two youth voting measures were never implemented by the county registrar.
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Oakland leaders have formally declared racism to be a public health crisis. The declaration was adopted unanimously by the Oakland City Council.
"Fewer than a dozen California cities have formalized sister city relationships with Russian cities — but among them are some of the largest and most influential in the state, including Los Angeles (St. Petersburg), Long Beach (Sochi) and San Diego (Vladivostok). These cities should heed Zelensky’s call and renounce their sister city relationships with their Russian counterparts."
A nine-member jury has determined that former Oakland Police Chief Anne Kirkpatrick was unlawfully fired in retaliation for speaking out against alleged corruption by members of the Civilian Police Commission. Kirkpatrick has been awarded $337,635 in damages.