Sarah Shaffer, the camp’s founder and director, described the painful decision to file for personal bankruptcy and close down.
It is among 41 counties in the state that are now classified as Tier 1, the purple tier, indicating widespread coronavirus spread.
Crowds often gather in the popular turnouts and some people are setting off firecrackers.
“We’re watching a future disparity in the making,” said one doctor pushing for more transparency.
The plan for what that could look like will include input from community members, school staff and the police department.
A rally led by Oakland youth focused on calls to cut the budgets of city and schools police.
Advocates hope Alameda County will buy other empty buildings to become housing for unsheltered Oaklanders, too.
Over the past two weeks, a battered downtown Oakland has been transformed by street art depicting messages of unity and resistance.
Three CHP officers shot and killed Erik Salgado and wounded his pregnant girlfriend Brianna Colombo. In a statement released late Tuesday, OPD said the officers opened fire after Salgado rammed his car into CHP vehicles.
The decision on how to spend Measure Q funds comes as activists are calling on local governments to “defund the police.”
The U.S. has never created a federal body to address the impact of slavery, and systemic racism in black communities.
Around 4,000 youth and their families marched around Lake Merritt on Sunday in response to the George Floyd protests and in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement.