Cat Brooks

12 Jun 2019

Oakland Budget Fight Is Not about Money, It’s about ‘Values’

Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf and team penned out how she thinks Oakland’s financial resources should be budgeted but City Council President Rebecca Kaplan and supporters have different ideas about where the city should, and shouldn’t, spend its cash. As the month-end deadline nears for the city to approve a 2019-2021

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08 Nov 2018

Elections Hit the Bay, Trump Hit the Russia Investigation, Another Shooting and a Man Who Should Not Be Forgotten

This is your special edition weekly news wrap for the Bay and beyond, bringing you local election results, the story of a man who should not be forgotten, some pretty important stories that popped up in the the last 24 hours and a couple ideas of how you can shake

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24 Jul 2018

Defending Oakland, Remembering Nia Wilson

There was nothing ordinary about Monday in Oakland, where anger and sadness, unity and violence converged. It was the senseless death of a young black woman. It was a community feeling threatened. It was different renditions of the same tired story the city is forced to tell, over and over

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02 Jul 2018

Families Belong Together: Protesters Outnumbered Inmates at Richmond Jail

Guest Post by Nevin Long Between 1,500 and 2,000 demonstrators amassed outside the West County Detention Facility in Richmond, California, Saturday as part of a national day of resistance against the Trump administration’s immigration policy. Their message was clear: families belong together. The rally capped off two weeks of intense

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18 Jun 2018

Oakland Mayor’s Race: The Evolution of Cat Brooks

Cat Brooks laughs a little when she says that Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf once had her arrested. Now she wants her job. Cat Brooks knows the city of Oakland. She was on the front lines with Black Lives Matter. She marched relentlessly through the streets to protest police brutality as

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18 Jan 2018

Bay Area News Roundup for January 11 – 18, 2018

Welcome to this week’s Bay Area News Roundup for January 11 – 18, 2018 Women will March across the globe Woman’s Marches all across the world are scheduled for the weekend of January 20-21.  There are 8 major marches happening specifically in the Bay Area on January 20th.  A list of

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16 Jan 2018

Oakland Digs Deep for Root Meaning of MLK Day

There were no barbecues or people lounging the day away. Instead, it was an afternoon of peaceful resistance and camaraderie in Oakland’s Frank H. Ogawa Plaza (locally dubbed Oscar Grant Plaza) with people of all shapes, sizes and shades coming together to reclaim the holiday in a way that truly

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