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Susan Harman of Friends of the Public Bank of Oakland was one of the speakers at the Thursday night forum at City Hall. Councilmember-at-Large Rebecca Kaplan (right) and  Councilmember Abel Guillén (left) also spoke.

Support Growing for Oakland Public Bank

By Daisy Ozim   City Councilmember Rebecca Kaplan hosted a panel discussion at City Hall last Thursday on the possibility of creating a public bank in Oakland.   The crowded forum featured public banking experts [...]

Marin City Library to Screen Acclaimed Documentary “13th”, Feb. 21st

  “13th,” Ava DuVernay’s documentary on mass incarceration and the American prison system, will be shown Tuesday, Feb. 21 at 6 p.m. at the Marin City Library at 164 Donahue Street in Marin City.   [...]
Cat Brooks (center) of the Anti Police-Terror Project  Photo by Tulio Ospina.

Op-Ed: The Drug War, Mass Incarceration and Cannabis Equity

By Cat Brooks   It is no longer questioned that the war on drugs has disproportionately impacted Black, Brown and poor people. What is less understood or discussed are the potential impacts that the legalized [...]

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 [...]
Gaye Plair-Cobb gives Congresswoman Barbara Lee a tour of PIC's Career center at 1212 Broadway.

Oakland Exceeds Performance Expectations for Job Placements

    The State of California recently released the 2015-2016 performance report for the state’s federally funded local workforce development services, which found that the city’s employment training providers performed well beyond state mandated goals [...]
Anthony Foxx,

Anthony Foxx, Outgoing Transportation Secretary, Approves Waiver to Provide Race-Conscious Goals

    US Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx recently approved a waiver of U.S. Department of Transportation regulations to allow the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) to provide group-specific race-conscious Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) [...]

Richmond: 200 attend Chevron Trades Day to Connect to Local Jobs

About 200 people attended Trades Day II on Wednesday last week at the Richmond Memorial Auditorium, where they were connected with information related to temporary employment involving the $1 billion Richmond Refinery Modernization Project.   [...]