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East Oakland residents and members of ACCE lead Mayor Libby Schaaf on a tour of a flatland neighborhood street, pointing out the poor road conditions. Photo by Tulio Ospina.

East Oakland Residents Take Mayor Schaaf on Tour of Neglected Flatland Streets

On Saturday morning, dozens of East Oakland residents gathered in Elmhurst Park to await the arrival of Mayor Libby Schaaf, who had been invited to take a brief tour to witness what neighbors describe as [...]
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More Than Three-Quarter Million Elderly Californians “Unofficially” Poor

Nearly 1 in 5 adults over 65 in California — more than three-quarters of a million people — live in an economic no-man’s land, unable to afford basic needs but often ineligible for government assistance, [...]
Mayor Libby Schaaf and Congresswoman Barbara speak at recent event

400 High Tech Jobs Available Through New Obama Program

  President Obama this week announced 10 new TechHire Communities, including Oakland, which has committed to placing 400 individuals in paid internships or full-time jobs by the end of 2015.

Congressional Black Caucus Takes Tech Initiative to Silicon Valley

Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) Chairman G. K. Butterfield (NC-01), Rep. Barbara Lee (CA-13) and Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (NY-08), all members of the CBC Diversity Task Force visited Silicon Valley this week, Aug. 2-4, to meet [...]