Oakland Artist Building Homes for Homeless!

Such a great piece by Mike O’Sullivan, West Coast Bureau Chief for Voice of America.  Homelessness is a problem.  From mental health issues to persistent addictions, many homeless people face real, uphill battles. The Bay Area’s homeless problem has gotten worse and shows no signs of improving.  O’Sullivan’s piece focuses on a local Oakland Artist

Your Vote Matters

It seems like forever since San Francisco held its first ranked choice election, some would argue with mixed results.  Ranked choice voting (the locally preferred name for instant runoff voting) is used to conduct municipal elections in several Bay Area cities.  The Gate has already given their endorsements. Oakland and San Leandro in 2010 used