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Photo by Ken Epstein.

Anti-Displacement Activists Shut Down Mayor’s Economic Development Summit Demand Oakland Declare Housing State of Emergency

  Over 100 local residents barricaded the entrances to the Oakland Chamber of Commerce’s Economic Development Summit on Friday morning, March 18, demanding an end to development-driven displacement and that the city declare a housing [...]
Member of 67 Sueños perform a “Pledge of Allegiance” poem before the City Council meeting, showing their support for the E12th Coalition’s “People’s Proposal” and expressing the pain that a lack of affordable housing has brought to their communities. Photo by Tulio Ospina.

Communities Turn Out for E12th Coalition’s Affordable Housing Proposal “The market will take care of market-rate housing,” says neighborhood coalition calling for 100 percent affordable housing.

The fight to build affordable housing on a parcel of public land by Lake Merritt has once again turned into a tug-of-war between the East 12th St. neighborhood coalition with various community organizations’ support and [...]
From left to right: John Polk, project manager with Pyramid Business Systems; Jed Silver, president and CEO of Silver CDS, LLC; students in the Telecom Tech program- Brittany; Ron Smith; Deandre Jackson; Taj Jones-Kobayashi; and James Sullivan (kneeling), program instructor. Photo courtesy of Oakland PIC.

Pyramid Business Systems Helps Oaklanders Find Tech Jobs

  When Brittany started attending the Pyramid Business Systems Telecom Tech program at Laney College this fall, she saw an opportunity to build her skills and find a job in tech, a field she already [...]