Past Events

Saturday, August 20, 2016 - 00:00

Please join our efforts to empower American immigrant families by taking advantage of this FREE citizenship workshop. Come get assistance with step-by-step review of the naturalization process, an assessment of your ability to naturalize, application preparation & document packaging to naturalize (if eligible), and an application review by an immigration attorney or qualified legal representative.

Saturday, August 20
10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Laney College - Student Center
900 Fallon Street


For more information please call (510) 286-1670.

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The person applying for citizenship should provide their information below.

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Tuesday, July 5, 2016 - 00:00

In Case You Missed It:
California’s broken bail system punishes the poor

Special to The Bee

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Boys and Men of Color Select Committee Hearing on “Evaluating California’s Bail System”

Hearing Agenda

9:30 – 11:30 a.m - Tuesday, July 5, 2016
1515 Clay Street (Auditorium), Oakland, CA 94612

Introduction and Welcome (15 minutes)

  • Assemblymember Rob Bonta, Chair
  • State Senator Loni Hancock
  • Members of the Select Committee on the Status of Boys and Men of Color

Panel 1–Fundamentals of California’s Bail System (15 minutes)

  • Eve Hershcopf, Judicial Council of California
  • Professor David Ball, Santa Clara University School of Law

Panel 2–The Human and Economic Cost of Money Bail (30 minutes)

  • Zachary Norris, Executive Director, Ella Baker Center for Human Rights
  • Jessica Bartholow, Policy Advocate, Western Center on Law and Poverty
  • Margaret Dooley-Sammuli, Criminal Justice & Drug Policy Director, ACLU
  • Melodie Henderson, personal testimony, San Diego
  • John Jones, III, Communities United for Restorative Youth Justice

Panel 3–Money Bail and its Impact on the Criminal Justice System (15 minutes)

  • Chuck Denton, Alameda County Office of the Public Defender
  • George Gascón, San Francisco District Attorney

Questions and Answers and Public Comment (45 minutes)

Tuesday, June 28, 2016 - 00:00

Join the me and California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) for a free public forum to discuss significant changes to residential electric rates of PG&E.

Learn about:

  • Time-of-Use Rates, which begin January 1, 2019
  • How rates will soon more closely reflect the actual cost to serve you
  • Steps that will be taken to help you better understand and manage your energy consumption and bills

Tuesday, June 28
6 p.m.

Oakland City Hall
1 Frank H. Ogawa Plaza, 3rd Floor

For more information please call my district office at (510) 286-1670.


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Saturday, June 25, 2016 - 00:00

Celebrate JuneteenthJune 19, 2016 is the 151st anniversary of Juneteenth, which celebrates the freedom of over 250,000 American slaves at the close of the Civil War in 1865.

Please join me in celebrating Juneteenth at the following events in the 18th Assembly District:

The 9th Annual Juneteenth Celebration
Saturday, June 25 at 9:25 p.m.
3233 Market Street (between Market and San Pablo)

This event will be filled with live music, free health screens, historical education and family fun. This year’s theme is “Honoring and Celebrating the Brilliant Minds of the Past, Present and Future.”

For the past eight years, this event has brought together people of all ethnicities and cultures of the Greater Bay Area to celebrate the end of slavery in the United States.


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Fallen Heroes Rising, a Juneteenth Celebration through Dance

All stars of the dance world come together to celebrate dance, music & American history. This event honors the memory of African American artists such as Whitney Houston, Phife Dawg, Natalie Cole, Michael Jackson, Maya Angelou, Prince and many others.

Saturday, June 25
2 - 8 p.m.
Impact Hub Oakland
2323 Broadway Avenue


For more information please call (925) 680-4400.

Monday, May 23, 2016 - 00:00

Open HouseSpace is limited; please RSVP by Monday, May 23.

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Co-hosted by Next 10.
Laney College is accessible by BART: Lake Merritt stop or on AC Transit: Lines 11, 62, 88, 802 Express1, 1R, 75, and 85. For more public transit information, please visit

Parking: Both metered and free street parking is available.

For more information, please call my district office at (510) 286-1670.