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Homeless organizer Needa Bee speaks Wednesday at Oakland City Hall meeting on homelessness. Photo by Ken Epstein.

City, Oakland Homeless Seek Immediate Solutions to House the Displaced

In the angry aftermath of the city’s eviction of a homeless encampment in North Oakland, Councilmember Noel Gallo and Joe DeVries, assistant to the City Administrator, met Wednesday afternoon with a group of homeless and [...]

Oakland Career Center Hosts Tesla Hiring Events, Feb. 16 & 17

    Bay Area job seekers are invited to two job recruitment events to learn more about multiple positions at Tesla, the energy-efficient car company.   Staffing agencies Volt Workforce Solutions and Balance Staffing are [...]

MARIN COUNTY: Employment Training and Jobs for Unemployed Seniors

  For Marin County residents, employment and training opportunities are available for mature workers, 55 years or older. The Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP) will be providing part-time paid job training, from 14 to [...]

RICHMOND: Lower Cost Housing Available; List Opens February 27

  Housing Authority wait lists are opening up as housing demand continues to outpace supply, especially for lower-income residents. The federal government’s long-term disinvestment in public housing has made the problem worse, leaving tens of [...]
A young woman holds a sign during Oakland's Women's March in January that reads, "Respect existence or expect resistance." Photo by Tulio Ospina.

Op-Ed: Women of America: We’re Going on Strike Join us so Trump will see our power

  [Dear Women of America,]   The massive women’s marches of January 21st may mark the beginning of a new wave of militant feminist struggle. But what exactly will be its focus? In our view, it [...]
This map shows the percentage of residents per district who said they feel the city government is doing an "excellent or good" job in providing services.

City Poll: Black Oaklanders Least Happy with Quality of Life and City Government Housing affordability is residents’ top concern for budget priority

There is a large divide between quality of life ratings from Oakland’s Black residents and the city’s white residents, according to a public poll conducted by the city.   The poll results were presented at [...]