Monthly Archives: August 2011

  • There was a march by residents who want prostitution and crime to end on Oakland’s International Boulevard. Neighbors are hopeful … prostitutes are skeptical.

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  • On August 4th, OCO leaders, along with EBAYC, Councilwoman Pat Kernighan, Police Chief Anthony Batts, and OUSD Superintendent Anthony Smith marched along International Boulevard to call for “Safe Streets, Safe Kids”. As part of the campaign to drive out sex trafficking in the neighborhood, two billboards were unveiled on 13th and 24th Avenue targeting Johns – males […]

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  • Residents along Oakland’s International Boulevard are fed up with the prostitution problem in their neighborhood. Those residents are starting to take matters into their own hands with a march that’s set for Thursday evening. Their target: Johns and prostitutes that stand on the corner and walk down the street during the morning, afternoon and all night.

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  • The debt ceiling agreement approved early this week by Congress, rejected by an array of U.S. religious leaders, also prompted a response from religious groups that do not support “big government.” Faith in Public Life — a center that works for “justice, compassion and the common good” — writes that preventing default was crucial, but calls the legislation deeply flawed and adds that it “asks for no shared sacrifice from the wealthiest Americans and makes steep spending cuts with potentially severe consequences for vulnerable families and the unemployed.”

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