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Oakland Looks at Starting a Public Bank Bank would provide alternative to handing city money to Wall Street

The Oakland City Council this week unanimously approved a feasibility study to establish a public bank that would operate in the public interest, giving low-interest loans to small and medium-sized businesses and help fund affordable [...]
Speakers at the Post Salon at Geoffrey's Inner Circle on Sept. 27 were (L to R): Gay Plair Cobb, Alicia Contreras, Margaret Gordon, Councilmember Rebecca Kaplan and Carroll Fife. Photo by Ken Epstein.

Next ‘Post Salon’ Will Look at Local Banking, New OUSD Superintendent 

The next Post Salon, Sunday, Dec. 4, will discuss two important question: What would a Public Bank mean for Oakland, and how should Oakland go about picking a new schools’ superintendent?
Robert Schwartz of Key Source International (left) and James Curtis, president of the Oakland Commerce Corporation, wait for their opportunity to speak at the Oakland Planning Commission public hearing Wednesday at City Hall. Photos by Ken Epstein.

Oakland’s Key Source International Wins Major Health Manufacturing Award

Oakland manufacturer Key Source International has been presented with the Association for the Healthcare Environment (AHE) Innovation Award, sponsored by American Hospital Association, in recognition of its smart keyboard, designed to aid in the control [...]
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How Will Oaklanders Benefit From Multi-Billion Dollar Cannabis Industry?

The dispute over Oakland’s new cannabis regulations is fundamentally an argument over fairness.   Does equity require that the city’s cannabis business licenses be granted to the “pioneers” who came to Oakland to set up [...]
Gaye Cobb (left) and Assemblyman Rob Bonta

Assemblyman Bonta Calls on Congress to View Economic Recovery “with a Racial Equity Lens”

  Assemblymember Rob Bonta recently submitted a resolution to the State Assembly, asking “Congress to give policy makers the ability to view the economic recovery with a racial equity lens and ensure that our communities [...]
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Urban Habitat Report Reveals Inequality and Resegregation in the Bay Area

Urban Habitat has released a new policy brief, “Race, Inequality, and the Resegregation of the Bay Area,” revealing the new geography of race and class segregation throughout the region.