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Oakland tries to right wrongs with dispensary rules … Police fund opposition to recreation measure … Health … Opinion … and more.

LEGALIZATION & LEGISLATION

Reformed criminals, certain neighborhoods, win preference in Oakland dispensary plan // East Bay Express

Bonnie Chan

Chris Peeples is president of the AC Transit Board of Directors. He takes the bus to get to work and to doctor’s appointments; he had a stroke five years ago and doesn’t walk easily, even with a cane. In the last year, his professional and medical lives have collided in an unexpected way.

Olivia Henry

On January 21st, Kamau Right Now! broadcast live from The New Parish in Oakland.  W. Kamau Bell's guests included comedian Zahra Noorbakhsh, Oakland city council member Rebecca Kaplan, artist & agitator Favianna Rodriguez, and Ryan Coogler, director of Fruitvale Station and Creed. Plus, music from Antique Naked Soul

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On November 4th, Oakland voters will pick their next mayor. All month on “Crosscurrents,” we are going to bring you the voices of each of the 15 people who are campaigning for the job.

This fall is Rebecca Kaplan’s second time running for Mayor of Oakland - she came in third in 2010 when current Mayor Jean Quan was first elected. Kaplan has been on the city council since 2008 and she is Council Member at Large - meaning she is Oakland’s only council member who was elected by the whole city, rather than just a single district. She lives in North Oakland with her wife who she married this summer. Reporter Jeremy Dalmas spoke with her at her campaign office by city hall.

The traditional weather prediction for March is that if it comes in like a lion, it goes out like a lamb. This year the aphorism may also apply to April for the Bay Area medical cannabis community.