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2009

December 2009, Volume 9, Number 4 Cleaning up Oak Knoll

July 2009, Volume 9, Number 3 What's behind the decline in major crime?

April 2009, Volume 9, Number 2 Keeping the A's in Oakland

February 2009, Volume 9, Number 1 Oakland at a Crossroads

2008

October 2008, Volume 8, Number 6 Police lawsuit against Oakland is shameful

September 2008, Volume 8, Number 5 Oakland City Attorney's Office launches new Web site

June 2008, Volume 8, Number 4 How to put more police on Oakland streets

April 2008, Volume 8, Number 3 Don't spray first and ask questions later

March 2008, Volume 8, Number 2 Foreclosures bringing illegal evictions to Oakland

February 2008, Volume 8, Number 1 Foreclosure crisis demands action from Sacramento

2007

September 2007, Volume 7, Number 3 Cleaning up after Waste Management

June 2007, Volume 7, Number 2 Debunking George Will's attack on Oakland's anti-harassment policies

March 2007, Volume 7, Number 1 Everyone deserves a decent place to live - read the lawsuit against the Oakland Housing Authority

2006

November 2006, Volume 6, Number 5 Proposition 90 - A trojan horse for California

October 2006, Volume 6, Number 4 Oak to Ninth referendum - an accounting of the facts

July 2006, Volume 6, Number 3 Instant runoff voting - A step towards a healthier democracy

April 2006, Volume 6, Number 2 Good neighbor liquor stores mean good business

January 2006, Volume 6, Number 1 Garamendi rectifies zip code profiling in auto insurance industry, benefits all good drivers

2005

August 2005, Volume 5, Number 4 Leaving us no choice: Oakland's lawsuit against Caltrans

July 2005, Volume 5, Number 3 Don't turn back the clock on women's health and equal protection

June 2005, Volume 5, Number 2 Why the 'Riders' settlement was good for Oakland

March 2005, Volume 5, Number 1 The Good, the Bad & the Excellent: Recent updates on key lawsuits impacting Oakland

2004

December 2004, Volume 4, Number 8 Let the sun shine in: CA voters support sunshine amendment to the state constitution

October 2004, Volume 4, Number 7 Time for Sacramento to kick its habit: How Prop. 1A will protect vital services in our communities

September 2004, Volume 4, Number 6 A potent dose of democracy: How proposition 59 would strengthen local government

July 2004, Volume 4, Number 5 City Attorney's Office 'Community Report Card' wins national award - read the award-winning Community Report Card

May 2004, Volume 4, Number 4 The Good, the Bad & the Ugly - A report card on liquor stores in Oakland

April 2004, Volume 4, Number 3 Why California should be the true sunshine state: The importance of open government to local democracy

March 2004, Volume 4, Number 2 What if the customer isn't right?

February 2004, Volume 4, Number 1 Patriot Act: Forgoing liberty for safety?

2003

December 2003, Volume 3, Number 6 Shining light on Oakland city government: Program facilitates access to public records and enhances community participation

November 2003, Volume 3, Number 5 Good news items

June 2003, Volume 3, Number 4 Car insurance rates amount to 'postal profiling'

May 2003, Volume 3, Number 3 Red Star Yeast shutters its doors: Neighborhood Law Corps helps West Oakland community win a long-fought environmental victory

April 2003, Volume 3, Number 2 Oakland merchants pledge partnership over profit

January 2003, Volume 3, Number 1 Williams settlement: Don't gut Oakland's Sunshine Ordinance

2002

October 2002, Volume 2, Number 5 Keeping the sunshine on Oakland

July 2002, Volume 2, Number 4 Landmark anti-predatory lending ordinance upheld in court: Oakland becomes first city in America to defeat lending industry challenge

May 2002, Volume 2, Number 3 Law in Service of the Public: The influence of law and politics in shaping Oakland's history

April 2002, Volume 2, Number 2 Oakland sues energy companies for conspiracy and corruption

February 2002, Volume 2, Number 1 Neighborhood Law Corps attorneys ready to hit the streets

2001

November 2001, Volume 1, Number 4 Oakland launches powerful campaign to punish hate crimes

August 2001, Volume 1, Number 3 New meeting rules stifle the spirit of open government

May 2001, Volume 1, Number 2 FERC is shirking its fundamental responsibilities

March 2001, Volume 1, Number 1 A century of willful negligence: How the lead paint industry has poisoned America's children