There were protests to demand power be restored and for more help with the clean up. This situation to too big and too costly for private, profit-making companies to handle.
A new initiative bringing together local, state and federal resources to help stem the tide of foreclosures devastating Oakland neighborhoods is poised for launch.
Anti-foreclosure campaigners gathered to demand that banks stop foreclosure proceedings against a group of elderly veterans - most in their 90s - who are threatened with the loss of their homes.
Reverend Hamlet and Global Ministries Fellowship PAC are not running a charity.
Organized by the Community Alliance for the Homeless, and part of the city and county plans to end homelessness, the event brought together over 825 volunteers and 1,200 people seeking services.
A $26.5 billion settlement between the states' attorneys general and big banks over the financial finagling with mortgage-backed securities is a good first step, AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka says.
Police arrested some 400 demonstrators Jan. 28 in response to the latest attempt by Occupy Oakland activists to occupy a vacant building and establish a new encampment there.
After months of negotiation with big banks, the White House may announce a settlement that would let the banks off the hook for their role in the foreclosure crisis.
The slight dip in foreclosure rates in 2011 was not the beginning of a trend towards reversal of the mortgage crisis.
These days there is a noticeable fine dust permeating the air throughout this historic landmark hotel. One tenant walked into his bathroom to find that the ceiling had collapsed.