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Council President Pro Tempore Sheng Thao, Oakland Officials, and Community Leaders Hold Press Conference to Announce New Investment Into East Oakland Parks

OAKLAND, California - Council President Pro Tempore Sheng Thao, Assemblymember Mia Bonta, community, and faith leaders gathered at Arroyo Viejo Park this morning to announce a $2 million investment into East Oakland parks secured by Pro Tem Thao in recent state budget allocations signed by Governor Newsom. This $2 million investment will help revitalize and celebrate parks serving some of Oakland’s most marginalized communities and includes:

California AG announces first-in-nation division to prevent gun violence statewide

ABC 7 News

SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- California Attorney General Rob Bonta on Wednesday announced the launch of the Office of Gun Violence Prevention, a new first-of-its-kind division of the California Department of Justice.

Bonta held a press conference in San Francisco with gun safety advocates to detail the unit that will develop strategies to address gun violence at the state and local level.


Alameda Sun


The Alameda Community Assessment Response & Engagement (CARE) Team is set to receive $1.8 million from the California state budget for the 2022-2023 Fiscal Year.

California Governor Gavin Newsom signed Assembly Bill (AB) 179, the Budget Act of 2022, implementing funding for key state priorities. The CARE Team allocation item is under the Health and Human Services section of the bill, authored by Assemblymember Philip Ting (D-San Francisco).

It’s time to end scholarship displacement

Nadja Jespen and Sbeydeh Viveros-Walton, Ed Source

When Jason Vazquez began his freshman year at the University of California, Berkeley, scholarships were a crucial part of his college financing plan.

Fast food workers to sleep at Capitol to urge passage of bill before deadline

The bill would create a statewide council that will help set wages, benefits, and training standards. The California Chamber of Commerce opposes the bill.

Morgan Rynor, ABC 10


SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Some fast food workers will spend the night at the Capitol Tuesday as they urge lawmakers and the governor to pass and sign a bill that they say will allow them to have a voice in their pay and benefits. 

The bill faced strong opposition last year and failed, but it’s back and must be voted on in the next two weeks before the session ends on Aug. 31.