The Ella Baker Center recently organized a candlelight vigil in front of the Alameda County Administration building in downtown Oakland where community members and faith leaders demanded more funding for jobs, not jails.
The City of Richmond’s Minimum Wage Ordinance goes into effect Jan. 1. The minimum wage in Richmond will be $9.60 an hour, compared to $9 an hour for the state of California, and applies to [...]
Local business people packed into the grand ballroom in Oakland Marriott City Center last Friday to hear Mayor Jean Quan, Mayor-elect Libby Schaaf and a panel of five major Bay Area developers talk about [...]
The Urban Financial Services Coalition San Francisco Bay Area Chapter hosted a Fall Networking Mixer, Friday, Nov. 21 at U.S. Bank in the financial district of San Francisco.
In keeping with its commitment to supporting Richmond community-based agencies, Laconia Development LLC has donated $5,000 to the Richmond Steelers.
By Curtis O. Robinson, Sr. “Behold, these are the wicked; and always at ease, they have increased in wealth.” Psalms 72:12 As the dollar continues to strengthen against the euro, I can hear the [...]
By Jorge Rosales, Laney College Student I remember being paid $5.75 an hour at my first job as a host at Hobee’s, a brunch restaurant in Fremont where I grew up. The dismal pay rate [...]
Oakland may become the only place in the nation where job opportunities for young people are written into a city’s franchise agreement to pick up the trash.As part of the Oakland City Council’s recent 10-year [...]
By Barry Bergman, UC Berkeley News As recently as 2001, Saru Jayaraman admitted Thursday in Wheeler Auditorium, she was just another “oblivious, happy consumer,” a recent arrival in New York City dining out as often [...]
Connected with the implementation of the Oakland’s garbage agreement is the unsettled question of when the city’s agent Phil Tagami will turn over property at the Oakland Army Base Development so that California Waste Solutions [...]