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"Oakland officials want mandatory soft-story seismic retrofits," The East Bay Times

“I think it’s absolutely essential that we talk about housing all of the time because we need more of it … but we also have to protect the housing that we already have,” Kalb said.

"Oakland’s new Police Commission has high hopes for fixing city’s force," The San Francisco Chronicle

“We need to get to a point where everybody, no matter the color of their skin or their neighborhood, trusts the Police Department and officers, and we’re not there yet,” Kalb said. “When you’re talking about public safety and protecting people’s rights and reducing crime, it’s not surprising the Police Commission will be the most crucial city commission we have...”

"Dan Kalb - Global Issues, Local Impact," Breakthroughs: The Magazine of the College of Natural Resources, Spring 2017

"Dan Kalb (BS 1982, Conservation of Natural Resources) has spent his career fighting for big issues—environmental justice, clean energy, stewardship of our natural resources—both on the public-interest-advocacy side of the equation and, more recently, as city council member for Oakland’s District One. Last November, he was reelected to a second term with an overwhelming 80 percent of the vote..."

“Oakland Votes to Block Large Shipments of Coal,” The New York Times

“Oakland cannot afford to ignore the scientific evidence that clearly show the harmful effects and risk associated with coal,” said Dan Kalb, a City Council member who proposed the ban along with the mayor, Libby Schaaf. “With this new law, we’re taking the steps needed to protect our community, our workers and our planet..."

“Bay Area Jews join SFO protest against Trump’s immigration ban,” The Jewish News of Northern California

Oakland City Councilmember Dan Kalb went to SFO to protest and was cheered by what he saw. “I think the Jewish community was well represented at this and other airports around the country.” He said. “If one community comes under threat, we’re all under threat. We’ve seen this before. We can’t let it build up. We have to stop it now...”

“Ringling Brothers return to Oakland — without elephants,”

Kalb said that when the council voted to ban bullhooks:

“We knew this would go nationwide but we didn’t know it would happen sooner than we expected...”

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