Richard Knee

Apr 27, 2017

Oakland City Council Committee Hedges On $100K Public Bank Feasibility Study

Councilmember Abel Guillén said the public bank idea is "an economic justice issue for the entire region.” Read More

Apr 24, 2017

Suit On Oakland Coal Handling, Storage Ban Set For January 2018 Trial

The judge said he wanted the case to go forward on an “aggressive, accelerated” basis. Read More

Apr 21, 2017

City Council Committee To Vote Tuesday On $100K Appropriation For Public Bank Study

Several members want to explore the idea of creating a regional bank with Richmond and Berkeley. Read More

Apr 07, 2017

Port's Air Pollution Is A Form Of Racial Discrimination, Says Environmental Law Group

Diesel emissions in West Oakland are 90 times higher than the state average, and lifespans are 9 years shorter than in other neighborhoods. Read More

Mar 01, 2017

Oakland Public Bank Feasibility Study Delayed By At Least 8 Weeks

An unnamed City Hall insider said that administrators described the concept as "a pipe dream." Read More

Feb 18, 2017

City Council, Advocates Explore Oakland Public Bank In City Hall Forum

Proponents say a public bank could promote local lending and give cannabis-industry operators access to financial services. Read More

Feb 01, 2017
Jan 31, 2017

Activists Urge Developer To Drop Lawsuit Against Oakland's Coal Ban

Activists say they'll take "direct action" to prevent coal from traveling through Oakland. Read More

Jan 25, 2017

Environmentalists Recruit Volunteers For W. Oakland Air Pollution Study

Advocates are looking for 100 people who'll help measure ground-level air quality. Read More

Jan 16, 2017

Port Of Oakland: Volume And Revenue Up, Diesel Pollution Down 98%

Three million people visited the Jack London Square district last year, say officials. Read More

Nov 03, 2016
San Francisco Civic Center Hayes Valley Lower Pac Heights Marina Polk Russian Hill Tenderloin

SFMTA Videos Aim To Demystify Van Ness Avenue Construction Plans

The videos detail the many modifications coming to the city's traffic "backbone" over the next three years. Read More

Oct 10, 2016
Oct 04, 2016
San Francisco Civic Center Polk Russian Hill

As Polk, Van Ness Construction Approach, SFMTA To Host Open House For Concerned Locals

The improvements to Polk and Van Ness are set to break ground this fall, but not everyone is on board for the wave of construction. Read More