Occupy Oakland http://kalw.org en One year later, the People’s Library transforms into a community space http://kalw.org/post/one-year-later-people-s-library-transforms-community-space <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Last year, activists and residents took over an abandoned library at 1449 Miller Avenue in East Oakland. They set out books, planted vegetables, and declared it the “People’s Library.” But technically, their project was illegal, and no one was sure what would ultimately happen to their reclaimed space.</span></p><p> Wed, 31 Jul 2013 00:56:22 +0000 Kyung Jin Lee 30815 at http://kalw.org One year later, the People’s Library transforms into a community space The People’s Library continues despite city crackdown http://kalw.org/post/people-s-library-continues-despite-city-crackdown <p></p><p>Book lending and community gardening continues in front of an abandoned library in Oakland’s San Antonio district despite a police raid earlier this month. The historic building, a gift from Andrew Carnegie to the city back in 1918, was a branch library until 1976. Two other ventures have come and gone, but the building’s been vacant since 2001. The city says it’s not safe to use.</p><p>The blighted property has since attracted drug use, prostitution, and violence. So when activists moved in to reclaim it, local residents enthusiastically joined the effort.</p> Wed, 05 Sep 2012 21:29:46 +0000 Kyung Jin Lee 16236 at http://kalw.org The People’s Library continues despite city crackdown Connecting the Dots: Top news stories for Thursday, May 3, 2012 http://kalw.org/post/connecting-dots-top-news-stories-thursday-may-3-2012 <p>(SF Gate) // After much criticism, California State University officials say they will consider <a href="http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2012/05/03/MNO11OBPMF.DTL&amp;type=newsbayarea">scrapping</a> a policy that would allow them to pay new presidents 10 percent more than outgoing presidents. Instead, incoming presidents would earn the same salaries as their predecessors until 2014...</p> Thu, 03 May 2012 16:47:15 +0000 Angela Johnston 10030 at http://kalw.org Connecting the Dots: Top news stories for Thursday, May 3, 2012 Occupy Oakland asks for more oversight of police actions http://kalw.org/post/occupy-oakland-asks-more-oversight-police-actions <p>Last night, members of Occupy Oakland gathered at the Grand Lake Theater to discuss the Oakland Police Department&rsquo;s crowd control policies and their use of force in response to Occupy demonstrations. The meeting was held in place of a similar event that was to be hosted by the Citizen&rsquo;s Police Review Board, an independent volunteer body comprised of residents of the City of Oakland. Originally scheduled to be held at City Hall, the CPRB event was postponed somewhat last minute.</p> Fri, 10 Feb 2012 20:48:52 +0000 Jayme Catsouphes 5723 at http://kalw.org Occupy Oakland asks for more oversight of police actions Connecting the Dots: top news stories for Wednesday, February 8, 2012 http://kalw.org/post/connecting-dots-top-news-stories-wednesday-february-8-2012 <p>California Assembly Speaker John Perez will introduce a bill today that <a href="http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2012/02/08/MNOJ1N2D0B.DTL&amp;tsp=1">reduces the cost</a> of public, four-year university tuition for California students from families that make less than $150,000. The plan would cut the tuition by two thirds, returning it to levels not seen since more than a decade ago. If enacted, the bill will help students from families with incomes too high to receive financial aid, but not high enough to pay for their children&#39;s education on their own&hellip;</p> Wed, 08 Feb 2012 19:10:24 +0000 Katie Styer 5597 at http://kalw.org Connecting the Dots: top news stories for Wednesday, February 8, 2012