Library supporters pack Council budget meeting | A Better Oakland
VSmoothe goes into deep detail about the impact of library closures. She also has video of Oakland residents who testify on behalf of saving Oakland Libraries. — The two hours of public comment at last night’s budget meeting was dominated by library supporters, testifying about the importance of libraries in Oakland and protesting the possibility […]
Oakland’s Proposed Budget: not as simple as A, B, C
Miss the first Community Budget Forum discussing the Oakland City Budget? Get the low-down on the three budget scenarios and weigh in on what you think the city council should do to balance the budget!
Cornel West vs Obama? Black People! Complaining is not enough.
Are we helping Obama by calling, writing, and harassing our elected representatives and putting pressure on them.. No we weren’t, but I can guarantee you the Tea Party has their folks on speed dial!
Donald Trump to skip 2012 presidential race – USATODAY.com
This is not surprising, but sad news. I was highly looking forward to Obama kicking his tail for the election!! Cest la vie In tribute I give you a replay of Seth Meyer’s trouncing of Donald Trump at the White House Correspondents Dinner. Trump says he will continue to voice his opinions. Let’s hope this […]
Schwarzenegger paternity: Former Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger fathered a child with longtime member of household staff – latimes.com
I am not really excited about posting gossip on this blog. But this is goes to the character of a political figure who has wreaked much havoc on this state. Leaving the state in enormous debt which necessitated (according to him) a last minute line item veto that cuts funding for child care for low […]
Birther Movement- 1890’s Racism in 2011
I originally had a blase’ attitude about Donald Trump asking for Obama’s birth certificate. I was sad that he gave in, but I figured that this controversy has gone on too long and that this was something he had to do to avoid the mistake John Kerry made.
As “shady” politics can be, why do I bother?
Despite all that seems wrong with politics and civic engagement, I recognize all that is right about it wouldn’t be possible if it wasn’t for regular people who care enough to take care of their community.
Good News about Oakland!!
Oakland is more than just what you hear about on the news. However, this LA times article is an example of one that gives our city the coverage it deserves.
Oakland will place $80 parcel tax on special election ballot – Inside Bay Area
Eighty Dollars!!! Eighty dollars is a lot of money if you don’t make that much. Can we not make it on a sliding scale..based on income? Quan says she did a special poll of 400 people, with 66% in favor. Really? Just who did she ask? Oakland will place $80 parcel tax on special election […]
AC Transit’s fares to increase again? | A Better Oakland
According to a staff report quoted in today’s A Better Oakland post: The process of raising fares has been unpredictable, episodic, and anxiety-provoking, especially for the riding public. Each fare increase is decried by some as a surprising imposition, despite the District’s steadily rising costs. The proposed fare policy seeks to create an orderly, transparent, […]