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Oakland Slow on Urban-Ag Incentive Front

Oakland food-justice advocates have long dreamed of turning local vacant lots into small farms and community gardens. At the end of last year, many hoped that AB 551, a new state law building incentives into urban agriculture practices, would be the push needed to turn Oakland’s blighted land into blood oranges. But those eager for speedy implementation will have to exercise patience.

Draconian Dog Laws No More

For the first time in memory, those No Dogs signs will be coming down in Oakland parks. Some of them, anyway, thanks to a proposed city-ordinance change due for its final reading before the City Council on April 1.

Public Safety Increased in Commercial Areas

Business people, residents, and even OPD like the street-smart patrols who wear the blue and orange shirts with the Oakland tree.

Let the Weddings Begin

Hundreds of couples are expected to wed today around the state in the first day that same-sex marriage is legal in California.

Letter to Schwarzenegger

We are writing to alert you to a counterproductive new tactic being used by the California Department of Food and Agriculture in an ill-advised quest to promote a spraying program against the Light Brown Apple Moth.

ICE Creates a Chill

Truckers Protest Fuel Prices

A Valuable Lesson

Repreive for Apple Moth

Kids First! Coalition